About & Contact

Video still from Pendulum by Catherine Street

Catherine Street is a visual artist based in Scotland.
Contact: catherine.e.street[at]gmail[dot]com


2020, Artichoke, Cindy Rucker Gallery New York, three person exhibition

2019, Allegory of the Shivering Light, LUX film commission for Margaret Tait 100, celebrating the life and work of the Scottish filmmaker

2018, Sunset Reports, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, drawings and performance in collaboration with Juliana Capes

2018, Now 3, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, solo presentation of new drawing, collage, video and performance within group exhibition also featuring Jenny Saville, Sara Barker, Christine Borland, Robin Rhode and Markus Schinwald

2018, The Chamber of Maiden Thought, Plant, Glasgow, group exhibition curated by Graham Domke

2017, Orchids, No. 35/elongated domestic gallery space/The men and women are referred to in the text as, Bannockburn, work-on-paper installation for Alex Hetherington

2017, So what is your vibration? Radiophrenia, CCA, Glasgow, audio work for annual temporary radio station

2016, From William Hunter to Damien Hirst: the Dead Teach the Living, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, part of Glasgow International, suite of drawings for group exhibition

2016, Two Cultures symposium, University of Glasgow, part of Glasgow International, commissioned performance for event featuring Christine Borland, Brian Dillon and Roger Hiorns

2015, The books of Sound, Money and Shock, Edinburgh Art Festival commission, three performative walks

2015, Ripples on the Pond, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow & CCA Glasgow, group exhibition with Modern Edinburgh Film School

2015, Muscle Theory, Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, solo exhibition including video and sound installation, drawing, writing and six live performances

2015, Unforeseen, Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, guest artist in collaborative installation and performance

2014, The Process of Content: on a temporality in contemporary art, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, reading with JL Williams commissioned for round table discussion

2014, Stolen Voices, Live Art Development Agency DIY 11, workshop participant

2014, Here, Right Now: art writing readings, Edinburgh College of Art, reading with JL Williams

2014, Reading and Identity: a conference, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, reading with JL Williams

2014, 12-hour Jamming Symposium, Cooper Gallery Dundee, reading with JL Williams

2014, Who are your limbs? Edinburgh Annuale installation event with Neil Simpson

2014, Sway & Muscle, Project WAKAKA, Edinburgh, solo installation across five rooms of a private residence

2013, Continuum, New Media Scotland, Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh Art Festival, and Generator, Dundee, commissioned in association with the touring exhibition Human Race – Inside the History of Sports Medicine, one hour screening and performance event conceived and directed by Catherine Street, with contributions by JL Williams, Owen Green, Martin Parker and Catherine Street

2013, The Good Work, New Media Scotland, Edinburgh, reading for Modern Edinburgh Film School

2013, From Death to Death and Other Small Tales: By Night, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh commissioned performance in response to and within Ernesto Neto installation

2013, Square2, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, video installation as part of artists’ video programme

2013, You are infinite contraction, Buzzcut Performance Festival, Glasgow, performance with Greg Sinclair

2013, Your indifferent nature, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, exhibition of works on paper, film screening and reading

2012, Human Race – Inside the History of Sports Medicine, various venues across Scotland including the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, the Lamb Gallery and Institute of Sport & Exercise, University of Dundee, Pathfoot Gallery, University of Stirling, Govanhill Baths, Glasgow and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, drawings, video and audio, funded by Legacy Trust UK and part of Creative Scotland’s London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

2011, Sounds from the Next Room, AXA in Action Performance Festival, Prague, Czech Republic and Gladstone’s Land, Edinburgh, site-specific, collaborative installation with Kate Temple

2011, cabin:codex, DJCAD Visual Research Centre, DCA, Dundee, solo performance

2011, Dark Waters, Station Project, Platform Arts Gallery, Belfast, group exhibition

2011, Never or Now, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway, performance art festival featuring many artists from Scandinavia and worldwide, including Diane Torr and Roi Vaara,

2010, Whoever you are, Number 35 Gallery (now Cindy Rucker Gallery), New York, work-on-paper and performance for group exhibition also featuring Thomas Feulmer, Fraser Stables and curated by Gavin Morrison

2010, Sweat Lodge, Transmission Galley, Glasgow, group exhibition also featuring Kristina Bengtsson, Jim Colquhoun, Samuel Dowd, Stuart Gurden

2010, Screening of video work from Scotland, Seltsimaja community house, Tallinn, Estonia

2010, Supermarket Art Fair, Sweden, represented by X-RAY

2009, An evening of performance featuring readings by Ruth Barker & Catherine Street, Lady Gaby’s Wonderbar, Kreuzberg, Berlin

2009, Warehouse of Horrors, Studio Warehouse, Glasgow, installation and performance with Wounded Knee, curated by Benjamin Fallon,

2009, X-RAY, the Perseverance, London, screening of artists’ film and video

2008, Concrete Shadows, The Changing Room, Stirling, group exhibition also featuring Kate Davis, Ines Schaber and Lucy Skaer

2008, Caravan of Horrors, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; group video screening in conjunction with the launch of    Fools in Print publishing

2008, Ellipsis, Dundee Contemporary Arts, collaborative performance and installation event with Anna Copland as part of the exhibition Ellipsis featuring work by Chantal Akerman, Lili Dujourie and Francesca Woodman

2008, EmergeD at Brunnenstrasse 185 Berlin, performance and video event with Agnes Nedregard

2007, Your words and my mouth, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, performance and installation

2007, Edinburgh’s Death Space and the Word’s, Edinburgh Art Festival, performance with Anna Copland

2007, Unknown Purposes and Characteristics, Stills, Edinburgh, exhibition of work-on-paper

2007, Build a Room, Stills, Edinburgh, an evening of live performance with Agnes Nedregard and Aileen Campbell

2007, I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real, The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, solo exhibition


2020, Creative Scotland Open Project Fund, for development of new film, writing and work-on-paper

2020, Hope Scott Trust for development of new film, writing and work-on-paper

2019, Shortlisted for RSA Morton Award

2016, Shortlisted for Margaret Tait Award

2015, Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Awards, for Moniack Mhor writing retreat

2013, Creative Scotland artist’s bursary for development of practice culminating in the solo exhibition Muscle Theory at Glasgow’s Reid Gallery

2013, Creative Scotland professional development grant for CCA Creative Lab residency

2009, Scottish Arts Council artist’s bursary for research

2005, Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Awards for practice development

2002, Hope Scott Trust for exhibition at Patriot Hall Gallery


2022, Studio Somewhere, Tramway, Glasgow

2021, The Museum of Loss and Renewal, Collemacchia, Italy

2018, Cove Park, two weeks to develop new work on paper and video for Now 3 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, funded by National Galleries of Scotland and Outset Scotland

2016, Moniack Mhor, Inverness-shire, two week writing retreat to develop the text and performance Your Mind presented as part of Now 3 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

2016, TRG3 Talbot Rice Gallery with JL Williams, one year culminating in a number of readings and performance events

2016, Writer-in-residence, British Art Show Eight, one month, culminating in live performances, a publication and an online ‘live writing’ event, with JL Williams

2014, Hospitalfield inter-disciplinary residency, Arbroath, Scotland, two weeks of practice development funded by Creative Scotland Artist Bursary

2014, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland, one month of practice development funded by Creative Scotland Artist Bursary

2013, CCA Creative Lab, Glasgow, one month developing installation work supported by Creative Scotland professional development grant

2009, Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, Dalcrombie, Inverness-shire, two weeks developing new drawings

2007, Stills, Edinburgh, one year developing film-making practice


Books and exhibition catalogues:

2016, She flings the word ‘yeah’ published by Talbot Rice Gallery in conjunction with the residency TRG3 with JL Williams

2013, Your body of objects, book published as part of the Human Race exhibition project

2008, Catherine Street, with text by Ruth Barker, Stills, Edinburgh

2006, I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real, exhibition catalogue, The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

Inclusion in books, journals and other publications:

2021, Mythos, the MASS April issue

2020, Presence, MUCK (Must Use Critical Knowledge)

2019, Blackbox Manifold, online poetry journal edited by Dr Alex Houen, University of Cambridge and Professor Adam Piette, University of Sheffield

2016, Ripples on the Pond, exhibition publication, GoMA with Modern Edinburgh Film School

2015, The Burning Sand, Goodpress

2014, Queer Information, Modern Edinburgh Film School Anthology

2014, The Silver River, Modern Edinburgh Film School as part of GoMA’s Atelier Public during Glasgow             International

2013, The Dark Would: language art anthology, edited by Philip Davenport, Apple Pie Publishing

2012, Never? Now? Performance Art! Never or Now Performance Festival, Norway

2010, Gnommero, collection of artists’ writings

2009, Art & Text, edited by Aimee Selby, Blackdog Publishing

2008, Collage, edited by Blanche Craig, Blackdog Publishing

Edinburgh Art Festival: uncovering the ‘alternative’ improbable city, Richard Taylor, a-n, July 2015
Catherine Street’s Muscle Theory: an assemblage of organicity, Polina Zioga and Inês Coelho, Central Station, April 2015
A Q&A with… Catherine Street, artist, interview by Richard Taylor, a-n, April 2015
Continuum: pushing the boundaries at Edinburgh art festival, interview by Annie Rutherford, The Poetry Round on Cafe Babel, August 2013
Emerging: Catherine Street, by Ruth Beale, MAP magazine, June 2007
Catherine Street Blurs Belief & Reality At The Dick Institute by Rose Shillito, Culture24, February 2007