Kate Ten Buuren

Kate Ten Buuren is a Taungurung curator, artist and writer working on Kulin Country. Her interest in contemporary visual art, film and oral traditions is grounded in self-determination, self-representation and the power of knowing one another.

Kate is an active member of First Nations arts collective this mob who make space for young artists to connect and create on their own terms. She is Senior Curator, First Nations at MAP Co and has held previous curatorial positions at ACMI and Koorie Heritage Trust. Most recently, Kate curated How I See It: Blak Art and Film at ACMI, an exhibition spanning moving image, installation, documentary, photography and video games. Collective Movements, an exhibition of First Nations collectives, collaborations and creative practices from across Victoria which Kate co-curated, is currently on a state-wide tour.

Kate is an alumnus of the Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership program (National Gallery of Australia), Australia Council for the Arts International Curators Program (Asia Pacific Triennial x TarraWarra Biennial) and Footscray Community Art Centre’s Emerging Cultural Leaders Program.

Photo by Phoebe Powell

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