Dr Kathryn Smith 2003 MTN New Contemporaries Curator
Head of Department, Visual Arts; Theory of Art & Design course co-ordinator and director of the VIZ.Lab research group: Stellenbosch University. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist and curator with an extensive exhibitions and publications history. A graduate of visual art and applied science programmes at Wits University (BAFA, MAFA), the University of Dundee (MSc Forensic Art) and Liverpool John Moores University (PhD Forensic Art), she is also trained in forensic facial imaging and advocates for vital pracademic exchange between operational, institutional and research environments. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at Face Lab, LJMU and adjunct curator, A4 Arts Foundation.