United Kingdom, Artistic Director of QUAD and FORMAT International Photography Festival
Louise Clements has been the Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and has been Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival, which she also founded, since 2004. Additionally, as an independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, and exhibitions of art, film, and photography. She is a regular juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker, and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.
Clements has served as Guest Curator for numerous international exhibitions and festivals, among them Habitat Centre and Hauz Khas BlowUp (Delhi, India); Dong Gang Photography Festival (South Korea); Dali Photography Festival (China); Noorderlicht 20/20 (Groningen, Netherlands); Photoquai Biennale (Paris); Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries (France); Venice Biennale, EM15, and Slideluck Rome (Italy); and Photo Beijing (China).
In addition to her curatorial work, she has contributed to many publications including Hijacked III, Factory and Beyond Evidence, part of the Editorial Team of RVM Magazine Italy, and advising the WYNG Master Awards Hong Kong, PSC Photography MA Mentor Melbourne Australia and for the Artists Pensions Trust Global. She has served as Guest Editor and writer for publications such as OjodePez (Spain), HijackedIII (Australia), PhotoCinema (UK), 1000words, and South Korean Photography Magazine