Listen to Sorcha's talk here: soundcloud.com/triggerstuff/lab-failure-sorcha-carey
Sorcha is Director of Edinburgh Art Festival. Prior to joining the Art Festival in October 2011, she was Senior Adviser, Arts and Creative Industries at British Council Scotland.
Between 2003 and 2008, she worked on three editions of the international contemporary art festival, Liverpool Biennial, curating temporary art projects for public spaces across the city. These included a series of major commissions for Liverpool’s year as Capital of Culture in 2008, by international artists and architects, including Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, Atelier Bow Wow, Ai Wei Wei, Annette Messager and Jesper Just.
Other projects have included co‐curating an artistic exchange programme between Liverpool and Stavanger, Norway (2005–6), and project managing the loan and installation of Antony Gormley’s Another Place on Crosby Beach (2005).
She studied Classics at the University of Cambridge, and has an MA and PhD in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art.