Katharine Stout appointed as Deputy Director of ICA, London


We are delighted to announce that Drawing Room co-founder and associate director Katharine Stout has been announced as the new deputy director of Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Drawing Room co-founder and associate director Katharine Stout has been appointed as deputy director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.   

ICA Director Stefan Kalmár said: “I am very proud about the two appointments made today and I am looking forward to working closely with Katharine and Richard [Birkett]. Both are extraordinarily talented individuals and together we will be able to unleash the full potential of this amazing organization—shaping the future program and advancing the leading role of the ICA as a whole.”

Since 2013, Stout has been the head of programming at the ICA. She curated the ICA’s recent exhibitions of Richard Hamilton, Tauba Auerbach, Hito Steyerl, Prem Sahib, Betty Woodman, and Sonia Boyce. From 1999 to 2013, Stout was curator of contemporary art at Tate Britain, where she organized exhibitions with artists such as Liam Gillick and Patrick Keiller, as well as Turner Prize exhibitions and permanent collections displays. Her book Contemporary Drawing: 1960s to Now, was published by Tate in 2014. 

[As posted in Art Forum, 21 March 2017] 


Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout (Directors, Drawing Room) invited artists to participate in the current exibition Drawing Biennial 2017, with nominations from leading international experts.  Drawing Biennial 2017 offers insights into how artists contend with a world in rapid and disorienting flux. A snapshot of contemporary drawing practices, the exhibition includes more than 240 new and recent works on paper by leading international artists.  Culminating in an online auction in the exhibition’s two final weeks, individual works are available from £250. Proceeds from the auction support Drawing Room’s ongoing programme, the exhibition is from 2 March until 26 April.  The online auction runs opens on 12 April 10am until 26 April 9pm

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