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About the author: SKM

Stella Koons-Manet is a gallerist, curator and writer currently living in Vancouver and London.  She obtained a BFA from Central St. Martins (1996), an MFA from Chelsea College of Art (2001) and Design, and an MA from the the Cultural Studies Department at Goldsmiths (2005).

In 2009 she opened the Dirty Square Gallery on Rivington Street in London. There she successfully curated a series of exhibitions featuring the work of artists who actively engage with critical theory, and site specific work. The culmination of the DSG exhibition series was a large group show at the Woodmill in London entitled parallax - an exhibition where “the poignancy of great art is dependant on the one thing an artist does not have immediate access to, nor the patience for: a multitude of vantage points over an extended period of time”. - SKM

She is also a collector of art and a prolific writer and curator. Koons-Manet is currently in the process of publishing a book on the Dirty Square Gallery. To reach Stella for features on the artotate blog, or for proposals of curatorial projects please email her at: