Research areas

  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR - Cultural and Visual studies, Curating
  • NX Arts in general
  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General) - Cultural change
  • HM Sociology - Heritage, Organisation studies, Gender

Area of research expertise - Outline

Katarzyna Kosmala, MA (Hons) Pg Dip MSc PhD 

Chair in Culture, Media and Visual Arts, R&E Development Lead for Culture and Creativity at the School of Media, Culture and Society, the University of the West of Scotland, a curator, and art writer. In 2011-2010 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at GEXcel, Institute of Thematic Gender Studies, Linköping University & Örebro University, Sweden and Visiting Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She researches cultural labour and discourses of creativity, identity and community in the context of a globalising network society, heritage and participation, art production and enterprise, arts-run projects, as well as gender and politics of representation. Currently leads the project under RSE-funded interdisciplinary research network: Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones in Northern Europe.

Recent publications include: Precarious Spaces: The Arts, Social and Organizational Change (Eds.) (Intellect and The University of Chicago Press, 2016), Sexing the Border: Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe (Ed) (CSP, 2014), Art Inquiry on Crossing Borders: Imaging Europe, Representing Periphery (Eds.) (ŁTN, 2013), Imagining Masculinities: Spatial and Temporal Representation and Visual Culture (2013, Routledge).

Recent exhibitions include: Azimuth: Sound/Image (TMU and Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan, 2016), Exporting Zagreb (National Museum of Gdansk, 2016), Exporting Gdansk (HDLU, Zagreb, 2015).

Writes regularly about video and new media art in international art journals and catalogues. Co-curated the series: Curating Europes’ Futures (

Member of European Cultural Parliament.

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Research output

  1. Govan - Gdansk; Heritage, Regeneration, Alternative Futures

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

  2. Constructing Memory, Accepting the Political in Circulation of Cultural Production across Europe

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Becoming Imperceptible M/Other: Negotiating Porous Multiple Selves

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  1. 'Can Europe still manage 'Unity in Diversity'?, The role of culture in the migration debate'.

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  2. Talking Bodies III Biennial conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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