Petra BauerKirsteen MacdonaldMolly SmithFrances Stacey
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Petra Bauer

Petra Bauer works as an artist and filmmaker. She is concerned with the question of film as a political practice, and sees it as a space where social and political negotiations can take place. Recent exhibitions include: Soon Enough: art in action, Tensta Konsthall (2018); Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, Riga Biennial (2018): Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power, KIOSK, Ghent (2017); Women in Struggles, on tour to different Folkets Hus (People’s Houses) in Sweden (2016–17); and All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Petra is an initiator of the feminist platform k.ö.k (Kvinnor könskar kollektivitet – Women Desire Collectivity).


Kirsteen Macdonald

Kirsteen Macdonald is co-founder of the curatorial co-operative Chapter Thirteen. Since 2011 she has developed a series of ongoing discursive platforms for curators including Framework and the peer-learning project Curatorial Studio supported by the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. As an independent curator she co-organised What’s Love Got To Do With It? with philosopher Vanessa Brito presented at Galerie Art-Cade in Marseille in May 2018, and has been employed by Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2009-12), Timespan in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (2010-12) and The Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire (2012-13). Between 2014-18 she was Lecturer in Design, History & Theory at the Glasgow School of Art. Her current AHRC funded doctoral research at the GSA explores the curatorial as both dependent on, and a form of, co-operative infrastructure. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Lux Scotland and was previously director of The Changing Room in Stirling (2001-09).


Molly Smith

Molly Smith is a sex worker and activist with the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM) and a member of Scot-Pep. She is a writer and has co-authored with Juno Mac Revolting Prostitutes : the Fight for Sex Workers Rights (Verso, 2018).


Frances Stacey

Frances Stacey is a curator and producer based in Edinburgh. Her work draws on expanded approaches to curatorial practice, often involving open-ended research and collaboration with others. Since 2013 she has been Producer at Collective, Edinburgh, where she closely supports artists and groups to make new work, film, exhibitions, events, summer schools and off-site programmes. She is a coordinator of the reading group on Social Reproduction: in art, life and struggle, co-founder of artist-run organisation Rhubaba and is a board member of SCOT-PEP.