Karen Gaskill is an Independent Curator and Academic based in London, UK.
Curatorially Karen works nationally and internationally with galleries, organisations, institutions and other platforms. Her work and curatorial interests span conceptual art, participative and process-led practices, moving image and media art.
Karen is currently the curator and artistic lead on a new research and practice Expo for the Crafts Council, launching in November 2014, and supporting a number of national and international projects. Previous to this she was Head of Exhibitions at Crafts Council from August 2012 to April 2013. She is currently an advisor on the AHRC funded REACT Hub Internet of Things Objects Sandbox launching in Spring 2014.
Karen is External Examiner at Liverpool John Moores University for the Digital Media Design Course International Programme, Malaysia, 2012-2016. Previously she held academic posts at Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer in Photography and Curatorial Studies, at the University of Huddersfield as a Lecturer in Fine Art Media, and has guest lectured at institutions across the UK.
Karen was the founder, co-director and curator of Interval from 2005-2009, an arts organisation based in Manchester, UK, that provided a critical forum and exhibition platform for emergent to mid career artists working with technology.