Fatoş Üstek

Join Locust Projects and Oolite Arts for a convo with Fatoş Üstek, independent curator and writer

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Join Locust Projects and Oolite Arts for a conversation with Fatoş Üstek, independent curator and writer.

About the Speaker:

Fatoş Üstek is an independent curator and writer working internationally. She is the author of The Art Institution of TomorrowReinventing the Model (2024), co-founder and managing director of non-profit community interest company FRANK Fair Artist Pay, and curator of Frieze Sculpture in London.

Alongside leading international projects, she holds governance roles in arts organizations: in the UK (chair, New Contemporaries), Netherlands (editorial advisory, Extra Extra Magazine), and Germany (advisory board, Urbane Kuenste Ruhr).  Üstek is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and founding member of the Association of Women in the Arts. She was previously director of the Liverpool Biennial, director of the Roberts Institute of Art, curator of Art Night, London (2017), curator of fig-2 50 exhibitions 50 weeks, ICA London (2015) and associate curator of the 10th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2014).

She has commissioned a number of projects in the public realm in the UK and in Turkey. Üstek has also taken on multiple jury roles for international art prizes and biennales, including Turner Prize 2020, the Scottish Pavilion 2022 and the Dutch pavilion in 2022 and 2024 at the Venice Biennale and Jindrich Chalupecky Society Award (2022-24).She nominates for prestigious prizes such as the Jarman Award and the Fourth Plinth. 

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