Kate Liston uses moving image, writing and events made in response to specific sites and situations to explore institutionalised and subjective forms of knowledge. A recurring subject within her work is digestion as a material and symbolic analogue for human understanding. She is interested in the way this model troubles the bounds of self and world.
Liston has exhibited and performed regionally, nationally and internationally at institutions that include BALTIC Gallery for Contemporary art (Gateshead), Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (Sunderland), Grand Union (Birmingham), MART Gallery (Dublin), the Tetley Gallery (Leeds) and The Royal Academy Schools (London). In 2016 she completed a practice-led PhD at Northumbria University titled Link Zone: an exploration of the sensation of knowledge through a practice of art and writing in which she exposed the inherent materiality of knowledge through sensual engagement with matter and grubby handling of ideas.