The module Perfect Peripheral that Kate Sutton is conducting with David Maljković offers participants a practical grounding in the advantages and limitations of working from so-called peripheries. Combining critique with collaborative exercises, Perfect Peripheral puts an emphasis on agility and adaptation, challenging participants to develop a mastery over the spaces of production and display, using limited resources and infrastructure.
Kate Sutton is a writer currently based in Zagreb, Croatia, after nearly a decade in Russia, where she helped found the non-profit art space Baibakov Art Projects. As a curator, she helped bring artists like Paul Pfeiffer, Cyprien Gaillard, Latifa Echakhch, Wade Guyton and Luc Tuymans to Moscow, while also showcasing Russian artists including Ira Korina, Olga Chernysheva and Valery Chtak. In addition to writing for magazines including Artforum, Bidoun, Frieze, Ibraaz, and LEAP, and regularly contributing to artforum.com, she is now an international editor for Artforum. She has penned catalogue essays for artists including Nilbar Güreş, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Monica Bonvicini, Dorian Gaudin, Basim Magdy, Stefan Sava and Martin Roth. In 2013, she was recognized with an Art Writers Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2016 and 2017, she was responsible for the Talks Program at the Vienna Contemporary. Among her recent curatorial projects is Nathalie Du Pasquier: Far Game, which was on view at the International Centre for Graphic Arts in Ljubljana in 2018 and 2019.