Lives and works in the UK and internationally. Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby, UK, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004. An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia. Guest curator at - Habitat Centre and Haus Khas BlowUp (Delhi, India 2012); Dong Gang Photography Festival (South Korea, 2013); Dali Photography Festival (China, 2013); Noorderlicht 20/20 (Groningen, Netherlands, 2013); Photoquai Biennale (Paris, 2015); Christophe Guye 2020vision (Switzerland 2015); Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries (France 2015); Hamburg Photo Triennial (Container City, Germany, 2015); Obscura Festival (Malaysia 2015); Venice Biennale, EM15 (2015); Slideluck Rome (Italy 2015). She writes for books and magazines, guest Editor for OjodePez(Italy), HijackedIII (Australia), PhotoCinema(uk), Archivo (Portugal), South Korean Photography Magazine. Editor at Large for 1000 Words Photography Magazine. Advisor to WYNG Master Awards Hong Kong and the Artists Pension Trust. In 2016 Louise is jury member of Skin, 5th edition Visible White Photo Prize.