Emma Braso

Cultural Programme Curator, UCA Canterbury


Emma Brasó is an art historian and exhibitions curator.

Emma has been Cultural Programme Curator at University for the Creative Arts since October 2013.  She is in charge of programming the Herbert Read Gallery (Canterbury) and Zandra Rhodes Gallery (Rochester). In her current position she has developed projects on (in)efficient forms of labour, agency and intention, or the status of art education in the age of metrics (upcoming). She is presently developing a PhD-level research at Royal College of Arts on the intersection of fiction and authorship in contemporary visual arts to be completed in 2017. 

From 2008 to 2010, Emma acted as Visual Arts Advisor at the Spanish Ministry of Culture. She has also carried out an independent career as critic in diverse media (ExitExpress, Flash Art International), and as curator of concept-oriented exhibitions. In 2012, she was appointed curatorial fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and organized a six-month cycle of exhibitions on art and empathy at the Youth Art Space of Madrid.

She holds a BA in History and Theory of Art (Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, 2005) and a MA in Modern Art: Curatorial Studies (Columbia University, New York, 2007).

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

Member of the Board of Trustees of MARCO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, representing the Spanish Ministry of Culture (2008/10)

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

Curator in residence at Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow) through a curating.info fellowship (2012)
Curatorial grants for the development of original exhibitions at Sala de Arte Joven (Madrid), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), ISE Foundation (New York)
Fellowship from “la Caixa” Foundation for post-graduate studies (2005/07)


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