Grant Watson


Grant Watson is a curator and researcher based in London. Recent projects include How We Behave with If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam, exploring questions of life practice and politics through filmed interviews conducted in cities including London, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Los Angeles. Other recent curatorial projects include Practice International at Iniva, London, Iaspis, Sweden, Casco, Holland (upcoming publication 2016); and Keywords at Tate Liverpool; and the research collaborations Practice International and Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures, which address questions of the transnational through art.

Watson has also developed several ambitious projects on textiles and textile histories in relation to contemporary art including the exhibition Social Fabric in 2012 at Iniva, Lunds Konsthal and Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum Mumbai, (and the Zheijang Art Museum, Hangzhou, upcoming) and Textiles Art and the Social Fabric at the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA) in 2009.

Watson was the Senior Curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts, London (2010–2014), Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (2006–2010) and Curator of Visual Arts at Project, Dublin (2001–2006).