Mother Tongue is a research-led, independent curatorial practice working locally and internationally, formed in 2009 by Tiffany Boyle and Jessica Carden. We have since then collaboratively produced exhibitions, film programmes, discursive events, essays and publications, working with galleries, museums, archives, and festivals. We have undertaken residencies in Scotland, Sweden, Finland and Barbados, and participated on the 2011/12 CuratorLab programme at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm.
Mother Tongue’s projects are frequently accompanied by writing, from ourselves and writer’s commissions, both critical and creative texts. These have been published in English and Gaelic, and translation has played a prominent role also – from Swedish and Portuguese - as examples into English. We have written for outlets including MAP magazine and Africa is a Country, and published with Palgrave Macmillan.