Participant Profile

Cathy Byrd

United States

Cathy Byrd, the Founder and Artistic Director of Fresh Art International, is an influential advocate for cultural literacy and an internationally recognized curator, educator, and writer. Her hybrid platform features a podcast, live stream radio shows, and a free digital archive. Since 2011, the audio program has transported listeners to sites of creativity around the world, infusing conversations about today’s art, design, and film with sonic experiences. Connecting listeners with voices from the field, Byrd heightens public awareness and understanding of contemporary culture as she investigates vital issues and ideas.

During her residency, Cathy planned to engage at the center and fringe of St. Petersburg’s contemporary art scene, to curate nuanced narratives that delve into the cultural life of the city.