Emma Pike is a curator who primarily works in public and non-gallery spaces on site-specific projects. Emma has worked with Kaldor Public Art Projects since 2010; she was Curator of Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones), 2016; Xavier Le Roy’s Temporary Title, 2015 and Co-curator of the Marina Abramović: In Residence Australian Artists in Residence Program, 2015. She also worked as Curatorial Coordinator on projects including Tino Sehgal, 2014; Roman Ondák, 2014; 13 Rooms, 2013; Allora & Calzadilla, 2012; Thomas Demand, 2012 and was the Curatoral Assistant for Michael Landy, 2011; John Baldessari, 2011.
Emma also works as an independent curator. She was a founding co-director of VIDEOKILLS, an international platform for video artists, originating in Berlin in 2008, and has since developed numerous site-specific video installation projects with the collective in Berlin, London, Barcelona, New York, Melbourne and Sydney. Emma established the VIDEOKILLS digital artists studio in Sydney for the City of Sydney’s Creative Spaces Program, 2013–15 supporting digital artists. She has worked with both Parramatta City Council and the City of Sydney on a series of portable video art screenings in public spaces, including for Art and About. Together with the curatorial collective Original Affluent Society, Emma brought the New York-based Creative Time Summit to Sydney to raise discussions about socially engaged artistic practice in 2013.