Nikki Kane is an independent curator, a current PhD candidate at Edinburgh College of Art, and  lecturer in New Media Art at UWS. Her AHRC-funded research there centres on the role of festivals in contemporary art careers, and is undertaken in partnership with Glasgow International and Edinburgh Art Festival. In 2019, Nikki worked in the visual arts department at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, researching and writing catalogue texts for an exhibition of works from the museum’s collection of modern and contemporary American art, and she is on the board of trustees of artist-run space Market Gallery, and Wasps, who provide studio and workshop spaces across Scotland.