Isla Leaver-Yap is an independent curator and scholar who works with artists to produce essays, books, exhibitions, and events. She recently produced the second edition of the Artists Moving Image Festival at Tramway Glasgow, and she regularly works with LUX Artists Moving Image Agency, and Electra, both located in London. She is currently working on upcoming book projects with artists Andrea Büttner and James Richards. Recent project include work with Marcel Broodthaers, Maeve Connolly, Moyra Davey, Maria Fusco, Florrie James, Derek Jarman, Sam Korman, Park McArthur, Lucy McKenzie, Charlotte Prodger, James Richards, Anne Charlotte Robertson, Jack Smith, Lucy Skaer, Patrick Staff, Cara Tolmie, Sue Tompkins, and Dena Yago.
In New York, Leaver-Yap was a guest curator of the exhibition series Short Stories at SculptureCenter; was a co-founding member of CAGE; and presented projects at Artists Space, Artists Institute, MoMA PS1, and Anthology Film Archives. She previously worked at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, where she co-organized the ICA’s landmark exhibition season, Nought to Sixty; founded the ongoing Artists Film Club series; and curated Rosalind Nashashibi’s solo show. She recently moved from Brooklyn to Glasgow, where she is currently guest editing the forthcoming issue of Maria Fusco’s art writing journal, The Happy Hypocrite.
Leaver-Yap received an MA in Art History and English Literature, and an MSc in Art History Research, both from University of Edinburgh. In 2013 she was a finalist in the Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi Prize for international curators under 30. She has served as guest faculty at the Stone Summer School (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and the Banff Visual Arts Program.
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