Marie-Anne McQuay joined Bluecoat as Head of Programme in November 2015. She works across Bluecoat’s visual art, literature, live art, dance and music programme strands. Previously she was curator at Spike Island (2007-14) working on new commissions with Laure Prouvost, Cevdet Erek, Melissa Gordon, Elizabeth Price and Cezary Bodzianowski.
Prior to Spike Island Marie-Anne worked at FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), between 2011-2005, developing context-based commissions with artists that include Kristin Lucas, Stephen Willats, Superflex and Dias & Riedweg before undertaking a Masters in Curating at Goldsmiths College (2005-6). She maintains an independent practice as a writer and is a visiting lecturer on a number of Fine Art and Curating courses, including Liverpool John Moores University and Reading University. (Updated 2016)