Grant Watson is a curator and researcher based in London. Since 2016 he has been curator and artistic director of bauhaus imaginista (2018-2019) together with Marion von Osten. Prior to that, he served as senior curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts (Invia), London (2010-2014), curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (MuHKA) and curator of visual art at the Project Arts Center, Dublin (2001-2006).

Recent projects include How We Behave with If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam, exploring questions of life practice and politics through filmed interviews conducted in cities including London, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Los Angeles. Other recent curatorial projects include Practice International at Iniva, London, Iaspis, Sweden, Casco, Holland; and Keywords at Tate Liverpool; and the research collaborations Practice International and Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures, which address questions of the transnational through art. Watson has also developed several ambitious projects on textiles and textile histories in relation to contemporary art including the exhibition Social Fabric in 2012 at Iniva, Lunds Konsthal and Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum Mumbai, the Zheijang Art Museum, Hangzhou, 2016 and Textiles Art and the Social Fabric at the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA) in 2009. Watson holds a PhD in Visual Culture from Goldsmiths College and teaches at the Royal College of Art, London.

Contributions to the 100 Years of Now. Journal: Global Resonance Spaces