Kate Mothes

Kaukauna, WI

Kate Mothes is the founder of Young Space (, an independent, DIY, online and nomadic curatorial platform emphasizing contemporary art by emerging, early-career, and student artists. The platform consists of a regularly updated submission-based website, which features Q&A's with artists around the globe; an Instagram account that functions as a curatorial vehicle and community builder; a small grant program; online and offline exhibitions; and other collaborative opportunities.

Mothes is interested in alternative modes of art exhibition and education with an emphasis on decentralized, self-organized, artist-run initiatives, and the artist-curator dynamic. She has organized a number of temporary (pop-up) exhibitions and has collaborated with artists, curators, and organizers nationally and internationally.

Mothes is based in Northeast Wisconsin some of the time, and spends much of the year traveling around to curate exhibitions, collaborate with residency programs, visit studios, and see shows.