Kim Gurney (PhD) is a writer, researcher, and visual artist. She works in an interdisciplinary way, based between Cape Town & London.

Kim’s writing crosses genre but favours long-form creative non-fiction, inflected by a former life as a journalist, and often seeks out backstage narratives. She is widely published on international platforms, with over two decades of writing and editing experience.

Kim is the author of four non-fiction books emblematic of her research interests, linking contemporary art to public space and city futures: *The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City, Palgrave Macmillan, London;
*August House is Dead, Long Live August House! The Story of a Johannesburg Atelier, Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg;
*Panya Routes: Independent art spaces in Africa, Motto Books, Berlin & Lausanne; &
*‘Flipside: The Inadvertent Archive, iwalewabooks, Johannesburg/Lagos/Frankfurt.

Kim’s artistic practice engages disappearances of different kinds and makes restorative gestures - via studio work, public space activations, and curatorial collaborations.

@ SideTrack Studios
Photo by Daleen Nel Hall