Anneka French

Anneka French

Anneka French is a contemporary art writer, editor and curator based in Birmingham, UK.

She is Editorial Manager at contemporary art magazine this is tomorrow and reviews for other publications including Photomonitor, Apollo Magazine and a-n. Anneka is also Project Co-ordinator at visual arts network New Art West Midlands.

She has worked at galleries including Tate Modern, Ikon Gallery, New Art Gallery Walsall, Vivid Projects and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Anneka was formerly co-director of Lincoln Art Programme, an Arts Council funded nomadic live art commissioning organisation based in the city of Lincoln. Anneka was writer in residence at In Between Time festival 2015, participated in a-n’s inaugural writer development programme 2015-16 and completed a residency at IED Madrid in 2016.

Independent curatorial projects include a recent residency and exhibition with US artist Mitra Saboury at Grand Union, Birmingham, and an exhibition of ten newly commissioned sculptural works at National Trust property, Croome, Worcestershire. She was selected to be part of an international curator panel at Art Weekend Aarhus 2017 in Denmark and is currently working on a series of solo exhibitions to take place between Aarhus and the West Midlands.

Talks and lectures have been given at IED Madrid, Sluice Art Fair, Eastside Projects, AirSpace Gallery, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and The Collection. She delivers seminars and lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham.

Image: Mitra Saboury, Pressed, 2016. From Pulling Walls, Grand Union, 2016. Curated by Anneka French. 

Anneka will be resident at FSAS in April 2018