Marie-Anne McQuay is a curator and writer based in Liverpool.
From 2000–2005 she worked at FACT, Liverpool, developing commissions with artists that include Stephen Willats, Superflex and Nick Crowe before studying MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
In 2007 she was appointed as Spike Island’s first curator where she has developed solo shows of new work with, amongst others, Cezary Bodzianowski, Elizabeth Price, Craig Mulholland, Can Altay, Sean Edwards, Amanda Beech, Laure Prouvost, Uriel Orlow, Jesse Jones and Melissa Gordon. She was instrumental in setting up Spike Associates, an informal post-graduate programme aiming to generate critical debate and collaboration between artists, writers and curators across regional, national and international contexts.
Marie-Anne maintains an independent practice as a writer with a particular interest in the narrative strategies of Speculative and Slipstream Fiction. She is a visiting lecturer on a number of Fine Art and Curating courses including the University of the West of England, Reading University and Kingston University.