Munro is the Director of BALTIC, since November 2015. With 20 years experience of cultural leadership following a distinguished career in Glasgow as both Artistic Director of Tramway and Head of Arts for the city, where she led the bid to bring Turner Prize 2015 to Scotland for the first time. As Head of Arts for Glasgow Life since 2012, Munro’s current post has incorporated her role at the international arts centre Tramway, as well as responsibility for a portfolio that includes: Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Gallery of Modern Art’s temporary exhibitions programme and the Merchant City Festival. She has also led a team of arts producers that work across some of the most disadvantaged communities in Glasgow. As Head of Arts, Sarah Munro was instrumental in the initiation and co-production of ‘Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’. This major series of exhibitions in 2014 was shown at over 60 venues celebrating a generation of internationally renowned artists that have emerged from Scotland in the last 25 years including: Martin Boyce, Cathy Wilkes, Douglas Gordon, Christine Borland, Claire Barclay, Michael Fullerton and Duncan Campbell, among many others. The project attracted over 1.4 million visitors and initiated a ground-breaking new model of collaboration between the National Galleries of Scotland, Creative Scotland, and the wider visual arts sector. Prior to this, as Artistic Director of Tramway from 2008 to 2012, Munro led the revitalisation of the centre’s public programming including visual arts and dance, which increased attendance at the venue by more than two thirds, and enhanced both their critical reputation and audience engagement. From 1996 until 2008, as Director at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Munro transformed the organisation into an internationally recognised space with a unique position in Scotland. While at Tramway and Collective Gallery, Munro curated, commissioned and produced over 200 exhibitions, performances and offsite projects; from working with and nurturing with emerging talents to realising complex new commissions for internationally renowned artists including Mike Nelson, Wael Shawky, Sarah Lucas, Lara Favoretta, Jannis Kounellis, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Christoph Buchel. From ambitious solo shows through to initiatives including New Work Scotland and Dance International Glasgow, Munro has created the conditions that both support artists to take risks, experiment and enable new models for artists and audiences to collaborate (One Mile, Edinburgh; Albert Drive, Glasgow). Sarah Munro is Chair of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; Vice Chair of the Pier Art Centre, Orkney and Advisory Member for MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art), Glasgow School of Art/Glasgow University. She gained an MA (Hons) in Politics and Philosophy from University of Dundee and holds a PG Diploma from City University, London
Desde 2013 trabaja como Jefa de Exposiciones en Nottingham Contemporary Art Center y será cocuradora del British Art Show 9, que tendrá lugar en Manchester en 2020.