Grant Watson is a researcher and curator based in London. He is also a professor in curatorial theory for the Master Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art.
Grant Watson was chief curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts in London (2010-2014), curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (2006-2010) and visual arts curator at Project in Dublin (2001-2006).
He has conducted numerous research projects, including How We Behave (2012-2015) with the Amsterdam-based production organization If I Can’t Dance, which explores life practices and politics through interviews filmed in cities such as London, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, and Los Angeles.
He has also lead projects on transnationalism, such as Practice International (2013-2015) or Tagore, pedagogy and contemporary visual cultures (2013-2014).
The research of Grant Watson on Indian modern and contemporary art lead to the setting up of exhibitions like Drawing Space (2000), Family Positions Around an Indian Sculpture (2008), and Open Eye Politique (2013).
He has also undertaken international projects that address the history of textiles, including Social Fabric (2012) and Textiles: Open Letter (2013) in partnership with Rike Frank for the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach.
Currently, he is working with Marion von Osten on the bauhaus imaginista project, of which the first edition was hosted by Le Cube in 2018