Francis McKee is an Irish writer and curator working in Glasgow. From 2005-2008 he was director of Glasgow International, and since 2006 he has been at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow). He is a lecturer and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art. He has worked on the development of open source ideologies and their practical application to art spaces, specifically the CCA. He curated the Scottish participation at the Venice Biennale with Kay Pallister in 2003. Since 2011 he has been lead researcher on an AHRC research project – The Glasgow Miracle: Materials Towards Alternative Histories – indexing the archives of The Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Glasgow, the Third Eye Centre and CCA, spanning 1973 to the present.
The vision of MJF would not be possible without the kind support of many artists including, Kari Cavén, Tony Cragg, Dorothy Cross, A K Dolven, Anne-Karin Furunes, Antony Gormley, Dan Graham, Alfredo Jaar, Anish Kapoor, Cildo Meireles, Esko Männikkö, Bjørn Nørgaard, Markus Raetz, and Gediminas Urbonas.