UK Young Visual Arts Entrepreneur Award 2009
Louise Clements established FORMAT International Photography Festival in partnership with DCC in 2004, it has quickly become one of the UK’s leading contemporary photography and media festivals.
Since graduating BA Fine Art (1998) MA Curating (2001) Louise has taken part in many professional development training programmes in culture and curating such as Common Purpose, Midland Band, Contemporary Art Society and other self motivated research projects supported by ACE, Derby City Council, QUAD and other sources.
Louise worked as a freelance curator, artist and writer both nationally and internationally since 1998 when she set up artist run collective ArtX. Recently personal exhibition and performance work has fused experiments with Kathak, sound and moving image within a live performance or installation context in collaborations with artist Hetain Patel and musician Jason Singh. At Q Arts/QUAD Louise curated a broad programme of commissions, publications, production and participation since 2002.
Alongside managing the exhibitions and related events programme at QUAD the organisation has gone through a considerable amount of development as part of the UK Capital projects scheme QUAD opened in a new building in September 2008.
Louise was also selected as the UK fellow for the UnBox fellowship 'BlowUp'