Vital Arts

About the team

Catsou Roberts is the Director of Vital Arts, which she joined in 2009.  She sits on the Art Group for Maggie’s Centres Cancer Caring Trust, and serves on the Advisory Board for the AHRC-funded Creative Economy Healthcare Hub.

Previously, she was Senior Curator at Arnolfini in Bristol from where she curated monographic shows by Janice Kerbel,  Joachim Koester, Liam Gillick, Vito Acconci, Michael Snow, Victor Burgin. Before joining Arnolfini in 1999, Roberts curated several free-lance exhibitions which included work by Pierre Huyghe, Sarah Morris, Douglas Gordon, Fiona Banner, Sam Taylor-Wood among others. In 2015 she was Guest Curator of a city-wide art festival in France, showing Lina Selander, Matthew Buckingham, Melik Ohanian, Uriel Orlow, Eric Baudelaire, Larry Achiampong and others.

Roberts was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Museum Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1989-90, and later attended the Ecole du Magasin Curating Programme in Grenoble, France in 1994. She earned a degree in Art History at Barnard College, Columbia University, before undertaking graduate work in the History and Theory in Modern and Contemporary Art at State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has written extensively about art and frequently serves as a visiting lecturer. She is a member of AICA and IKT. Roberts has lived and worked in the USA, France, Germany, Japan, as well as the UK.