Nikki Kane is a Lecturer in Creative Industries, based in History of Art, at the University of Glasgow. She completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, with support from an AHRC Creative Economies Studentship, where her thesis was titled ‘Making Art and Making a Living: The role of festivals in contemporary art careers’. She currently teaches courses on contemporary creative practice, cultural labour and policy, and cultural institutions.
Nikki has presented curatorial projects and undertaken residencies in the UK and internationally, and was one of eight participants in CuratorLab 2016-17, an international programme based at Konstfack, Stockholm.
Nikki is on the board of trustees of Wasps, who provide studio and workshop spaces across Scotland, and was a trustee of artist-run space Market Gallery 2020-2022. 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. She also has 10 years of experience working with arts and cultural organisations in project management, production and administrative roles, in particular in the development and delivery of large-scale public art projects.