Louise Clements


Louise Clements is the Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and the Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival, which she founded in 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 Archivo magazine Portugal. She is on the advisory board of the WYNG Master Awards Hong Kong, PSC Photography MA Mentor Melbourne Australia, Camera Plus Festival Iasi Romania and the Artists Pensions Trust Global. She has served as Guest Editor and writer for publications such as OjodePez (Spain), HijackedIII (Australia), PhotoCinema (UK), 1000words, South Korean Photography Magazine and Chinese Photographers Magazine.