Celia Davies devises the strategic and artistic development of Photoworks and the Brighton Photo Biennial.
Recent projects have include the inaugural Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015, Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 & 2014, co- commissioning A Return to Elsewhere by Kalpesh Lathigra and Thabiso Sekgala, Forthcoming projects include a co-commission with Focus Festival Mumbai as part of Re:Imagine India funded by the Arts Council England.
Celia was previously Head of Exhibitions at the De La Warr Pavilion, 2002-2009.
Other projects include The British Library by Yinka Shonibare (2013) and 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).
She is co-editor of Photoworks Annual, visual art advisor for HOUSE festival and Chair of Blast Theory.