Dr Miriam Mallalieu is an artist-curator based in Dundee. Her current research interests include collections care and organisation, particularly relating these to interpretation, knowledge, and structures of power. Miriam was awarded the Queen’s College Scholarship and recently completed a practice-based PhD at the University of Dundee titled, ‘What does a museum think it is? Research and practice at the intersection of organisation, interpretation and knowledge’.
Until recently, Miriam was the Exhibitions Officer for Culture Perth & Kinross where she curated the project Kill Your Darlings with artist Anthony Schrag (2021) and produced Mis(sing) Information curated by Saoirse Amira Anis (2021). Miriam is currently a committee member at GENERATORprojects, an artist-run gallery in Dundee. She has a broad artistic practice based on critical examination of collections through art writing, sculpture and print. She has won several awards for her work including the John Kinross Scholarship (2017) and the Watters-Maclane Medal (2013), both from the Royal Scottish Academy.
Miriam studied Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices (2012) and MFA Art and Humanities (2017) at Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee.