Artistic Director, QUAD and FORMAT International Photography Festival
Louise Clements is artistic director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies, since 2001, and co-founder and artistic director of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby, UK, from 2004. Since 1998 she has initiated as independent curator many commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions.
She was guest curator at Habitat Centre and Haus Khas BlowUp (Delhi, India 2012); Dong Gang Photography Festival (South Korea, 2013); Dali International Photography Festival (China, 2013); Noorderlicht 20/20 (Groningen, the Netherlands, 2013); Photoquai Biennale (Paris, 2015); Hamburg Phototriennale, (Germany, 2015); Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries (France, 2015);Venice Biennale, the Leisure Principle EM15 (Italy, 2015).
She regularly writes about contemporary art for books and magazines in both print and online media. Co-editor of photobooks – Hijacked III UK/AUS; PHOTOCINEMA; Hungry Still; Editor at Large for 1000 Words, she is an international photography juror and nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia. International reviewer, speaker, advisor and juror for WYNG Masters Award Hong Kong, APT Global, and awards, festivals, universities extensively throughout Europe, America and across Asia.