Rachel Botha is a curator, art historian, and arts administrator. Through her artist-centred practice she investigates how people perceive their social framework in localised contexts. Notably as Early Career Curator in Residence at the Regional Cultural Centre and Glebe House & Gallery, Donegal (2022) she curated a multi-venue exhibition and wide public programme exploring the dynamics of belonging/exclusion.
She holds a BA in History of Art & Architecture (Trinity College Dublin) and an MA in Visual Culture & Critical Studies (Technological University Dublin). She was awarded the Provost’s Curatorial Fellowship at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, and the Emerging Curator in Residence at the Kilkenny Arts Office. She was appointed Emerging Editor of Bloomers Magazine and co-director of Catalyst Arts, Belfast.
She is currently working on three major solo exhibitions with artists: Samir Mahmood, MART Gallery, Dublin (March), Marie Farrington, the Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin (April) and Blaine O’Donnell, Belfast Exposed, as part of their Futures Curator Programme, (November).