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Jeni Walwin is an independent curator, writer and public art consultant. Her curatorial projects include managing public art commissions, selecting exhibitions, and devising strategies for contemporary art programmes. She writes on an occasional basis for magazines and publications, and has recently edited a book for Intellect Books.

Short Biography
Jeni Walwin’s current projects include the preparation of an Art Strategy for a regeneration scheme in North London, and the curation of public art commissions for new housing developments in Barking, Poplar and the Isle of Dogs.

Recent projects include a new work, co-commissioned with Folkestone Triennial, by Venezuelan born, Berlin based artist Sol Calero for the World of Art programme at the 2017 WOMAD festival; and new works by London Fieldworks for the Prospect East development in Newham, East London.

For the WOMAD festivals 2010-13 Jeni devised a programme of artists’ film installations and in each year from 2014-16 individual commissions were offered to Neville Gabie, Barthelemy Toguo and Graeme Miller. From 2001–2011 she was Project Director for Artists in the City, the public art programme in Reading, where she worked with the local authority, private developers and architects to create opportunities for artists to make new work for a variety of city centre contexts. In 2009/10 she worked with Graham Devlin to produce the contemporary art strategy for the Canal and River Trust (formerly British Waterways).

Until 2008 Jeni was curator of Contemporary Art Society’s annual selling show, ARTfutures and she continues to work as a Curatorial Associate for the Society’s Consultancy Programme . With the artist Henry Krokatsis, she devised and selected You’ll Never Know: Drawing and Random Interference a national touring exhibition for the Hayward Gallery that travelled to museums and galleries around the UK. She has written extensively on live art and performance. For Intellect Books Jeni edited Searching for Art’s New Publics and she has contributed articles to a number of journals and catalogues.

Jeni is a member of the Public Art Network UK Steering Group.

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