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Louise Fedotov-Clements

Co-Founder and Director, FORMAT & Artistic Director, QUAD, Derby

Louise Fedotov-Clements is Co-Founder and Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival & Artistic Director of QUAD.

QUAD is a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK contains galleries, an independent cinema, artist studios, digital/physical production spaces. 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 100,000 people since 2006. QUAD programme organizes several exhibitions per year, many of which tour internationally.

A Guest Curator for numerous international exhibitions and festivals, including Dong Gang Photography Festival (Yeongwol) South Korea; Photoquai Biennale Musée du quai Branly Paris; Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries, France; Dali Photo, Yunnan China; Venice Biennale EM15, Italy; Photo Beijing, China; Korea International Photography Festival, Seoul South Korea. Advisor for organisations including Camera Plus Iasi Romania, WYNG Masters Hong Kong and Artist Pension Trust Global. She has contributed to many publications as producer/writer and has been on Editorial Teams of 1000words Magazine, RVM Magazine Italy and Archivo magazine Portugal. She is a regular juror, portfolio reviewer, speaker and award advisor throughout the world.

She is also Director (since 2004) and Founder of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby. FORMAT is one of the UK’s leading photography festivals, with a year-round and a major biennial programme, 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.

Louise Fedotov-Clements