Curators Platform Commission | Curating Borders | Jade Foster

Early this year, performingbordersLIVE20 and curatorial platform Never Done partnered to provide a digital residency to Jade Foster. After months of interviews, research and mentorship, we are proud to release the outcome of Jade’s work.

Curating Borders Platform can be experienced here [temporarily unavailable].

Further content will be released throughout the next few months.

Words and statements can be a linguistical border.

Throughout their residency with performinbordersLIVE20 and Never Done, Nottingham based Jade Foster connected with queer and migrant artists of colour developing polyvocal, sonic and performative emancipatory artwork to enquire what refuge or projects already exist and what spaces can we dream up that aid in a collective survival, during a pandemic and a Gov inflicted ‘hostile environment’. In addition, their research includes a focus on intellectual and linguistical borders which alienates and ostracises certain types of knowledge(academic and ‘art speak’) when disseminated to the public.

This online platform or digital ‘exhibition’, documents some of Jade’s research during the residency, and includes interviews and conversations with Adelaide Bannerman, Ain Bailey, SERAFINE1369 (Jamila Johnson-Small), Raju Rage, Sepake Angiama and Whiskey Chow.

Click on the image below to access the platform

Curating Borders by Jade Foster

Curating Borders is commissioned by performingbordersLIVE20 in partnership with Never Done. Supported by the Live Art Development Agency and Arts Council England.


Jade Foster (b. 1996), is an Artist, Curator and Creative Producer of Caribbean heritage based in Nottingham, UK. Current research interests include contemporary art practices exploring institutional critique, queerness, sound and performance art. Foster is concerned with speaking, curating and making art in the public sphere. Previously they were a speaker, guest and panellist in public programming in the UK including Artist In Conversation: Jennifer Martin & Jade Foster, Primary; Concrete Jungle, In conversation with d’bi.young anitafrika, Nottingham Contemporary; BACKCRIT Crit Session, guest artist, Backlit Gallery; Contemporary Melanin Narratives in Sound and Music, The Tetley – an event organised by Marlo de Lara and supported by The Centre for Practice-Led Research in the Arts (CePRA), University of Leeds and Ladyz in Noyz. 

Alongside working independently, they currently hold positions as Assistant Curator at Primary and Creative Programme Coordinator at New Art Exchange (NAE) in Nottingham. 

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