The global award in photography and sustainability

Louise Clements

Co-Founder and Director, QUAD and Format Festival

QUAD contains galleries, an independent cinema, artist studios, digital/physical production spaces and a British Film Institute Mediatheque. As a curator, since 1998 Clements has initiated and curated many commissions and exhibitions of international and emerging contemporary art; from Jane & Louise Wilson to emerging photography from China and Eastern Europe; survey shows including PHOTOCINEMA and RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW; Exposures from the Public Realm, artists residencies, conferences, debates, and produced many publications and film works. She has managed large-scale Mass Participation commissions involving over 30,000 people since 2006. QUAD programme organizes several exhibitions per year, many of which tour internationally.

She is currently Artistic Director/Curator and Co-founder (since 2004) of FORMAT International Photography Festival www.formatfestival.com Derby UK. FORMAT is one of the UKs leading photography festivals, with a biennial programme in March, seeking to celebrate the wealth of practice in international photography. FORMAT is the place to see an incredible range of new work alongside the best-known practitioners in the world. Focused on opportunities to see, debate, develop and engage in the best of what contemporary international photography is and can be alongside commissioning, education and professional practice programmes.

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Louise Clements