Lucy Cotter (b. Ireland) is a writer, curator, artist, and theorist, currently based in Portland, Oregon. Her interests lie in the in-between areas between art practice and theory as well as the relationship between art and other fields of enquiry. Her book Reclaiming Artistic Research (Hatje Cantz, 2019) foregrounds artistic thinking as a materially engaged, medium-led, embodied practice. She is currently completing a book entitled Art Knowledge: Between the Known and the Unknown. Cotter was curator of the Dutch pavilion 56th Venice Biennale, 2017 with Cinema Olanda featuring artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh as well as a wider national program of events and exhibitions at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, EYE Film Museum, among other venues. Recent projects include the group exhibition and performance series The Unknown Artist at the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Portland, Oregon (2020). She writes regularly for international journals including Flash Art, Mousse and Frieze. She was guest editor of MaHKUscript Journal for Fine Art Research in 2018 and Art&Education's Classroom in 2019. Cotter developed and led the Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague from 2010-2015. She has taught at BA, MA and PHD level at PhDarts, University of Leiden, the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR and lectures worldwide on areas related to artistic research. Her PhD in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam focused on the contiguity between aesthetics and politics in the curatorial field.