Marie-Anne McQuay, guest international curator for Wales in Venice 2019 has been Head of Programme at Bluecoat, Liverpool (the UK’s oldest contemporary arts centre) since November 2014. Recent solo exhibitions and projects at Bluecoat include commissioning new work by Larissa Sansour, Louisa Martin, Adham Faramawy, Elaine Mitchener and Grace Ndiritu. She is the lead for Artist Development.
Previously she was curator at Spike Island, Bristol (2007-2013), working with artists including Elizabeth Price, Laure Prouvost, Can Altay, Sonia Boyce, Cevdet Erek, Melissa Gordon, Sean Edwards, Uriel Orlow, Amanda Beech, Craig Mulholland, James Richards and Jesse Jones.
Marie-Anne first worked with Sean Edwards in 2011 on the exhibition Maelfa, Spike Island, Bristol.