Rebecca Shatwell is Director of AV Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne. She curated the past four editions of the biennial Festival of contemporary visual art, film and sound, including the most recent Meanwhile, what about Socialism? in 2016. She has curated solo exhibitions with artists including James Benning, Torsten Lauschmann, On Kawara, Jessica Warboys, Claire Fontaine, Pallavi Paul and Cyprien Gaillard, in addition to performances with Roee Rosen, Phill Niblock, Test Dept, Bruce McClure and Charlemagne Palestine amongst many others. Festival film programmes have focused on artists including Naeem Mohaiemen, Eric Baudelaire, Lav Diaz, Ben Rivers and Duncan Campbell. Shatwell studied history at Oxford University before completing an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. Previous roles include curating public programmes at CCA, Glasgow and founding alt.gallery an independent space for sound art. She is on the board of directors of Pavilion, an arts commissioning organisation in Leeds. The next edition of AV Festival takes place in March 2018, www.avfestival.co.uk
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