Caitlin Doherty

caitlindoherty Caitlín Doherty is the Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the MSU Broad Museum. A respected international curator, scholar, and director, Doherty has engaged with artists, students, and members of local communities across the globe.

From 2012–2015, she served as Exhibitions and Speaker Curator at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), where she organized major exhibitions of international contemporary art and design, including Confluence: Photographic-based work from the contemporary Middle East (2014); The Depths of Hope (2014), by Egyptian-Sudanese artist Fathi Hassan; Equilibrium (2012), by Irish sculptor John O’Connor; and The UP Factory (2012), an interdisciplinary exhibition by Amsterdam-based international design company DROOG. Doherty also curated VCUQatar’s Crossing BoundariesLecture Series, featuring renowned contemporary artists, designers, and leaders within the artistic community including Ellen Lupton, Joachim Sauter, Francesco Bonami, Shirin Neshat, Marina Abramović, and Richard Serra.

From 2006–2008 Doherty worked as Director of Lismore Castle Arts, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries,where she oversaw exhibitions featuring artists such as Michael Craig-Martin, Matthew Barney, Richard Long, and Natalie Djurberg. She taught Art History, Design History and Museum and Gallery Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology from 2008–2010. In Ireland, Doherty also directed the interdisciplinary arts and cultural initiative Artswave, and acted as Visual Arts Coordinator for Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford. She has published and lectured on contemporary art and museum practice, and holds degrees in Art History and Museum and Gallery Studies from The University of Edinburgh and The University of St. Andrews in Scotland.