Assistant Director, Head of Programme, Photoworks
Celia Davies is a curator, editor and producer.
Celia devises the strategic and artistic direction of Photoworks.
Celia was previously Head of Exhibitions at the De La Warr Pavilion from 2002-2009. She has devised numerous contemporary solo and group exhibitions and major commissions of new work, profiling both international and UK based artists. More recent projects include co-curating Brighton Photo Biennial 2012, Brighton Palermo Remix by David Batchelor for Brighton Festival (2012), This Storm is What We Call Progress by Ori Gersht (2012), Imperial War Museum, London and curated projects include Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographs of the American South including Walker Evans, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, Susan Lipper and Alec Soth (2010), Beuys Is Here co-curated with Anthony d’ Offay (2009), Kenneth and Mary Martin, Constructed Works (2008) and Jeremy Deller (2006). Commissions include Mumuration Rinko Kawauchi and Brighton Picture Hunt Alec Soth (2010) Seascape Susan Collins (2009), Palace Nathan Coley (2008), It Starts From Here (2007), Motion Path Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone (2006) Variety including Brian Catling, Daria Martin, Mark Wallinger and Boyd Webb (2005) and Bridget Smith (2005).
She has been editor and contributing writer for numerous visual art publications including the Photoworks Monographs series, co-published with Steidl; Dan Holdsowrth, Gareth McConnell, Sophy Rickett and Nigel Shafran. She is co-editor of Photoworks Annual, visual art advisor for HOUSE festival and Chair of Blast Theory.