How to… Curate Moving Image

  • Jacopo Miliani, Deserto, 2017. Courtesy the artist

    Jacopo Miliani, Deserto, 2017, HD video, colour, sound. Courtesy the artist

Past Event

This event was on Fri 19 Jul 2019, 10am – 5pm

From curating film programmes to organising festivals, this day will explore the varied role of the institutional and freelance programmer specialising in film programming, video art and digital media curatorial practice and moving image culture. What you will learn:

  • How to approach initial research: theories of audience and changing receptions of moving image
  • How to deal with practicalities involved in programming on various sites and for different audiences
  • How to develop collaborations with partners and navigate industry networks
  • How to engage with critical writing and film production


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Art Fund bursaries are available for this course. Find out more.


About Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans is a London-based writer, editor, film and event producer and Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image Curator.

He is co-curator of Porto’s Forum of the Future, Cinema Qamar in Jordan, Estuary, Flipside and First Light Festivals, Swedenborg Film Festival and Whitstable Biennale.

He produced the essay film Patience (After Sebald) by Grant Gee and has executive-produced the feature-length artists’ works Erase and Forget (Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Berlinale Panorama 2017), World Without End (Jem Cohen); Unseen (Dryden Goodwin); By Our Selves (Andrew Kotting) and In Time: an Archive Life (Lasse Johansson).

He conceived and co-curated Utopia 2016 at Somerset House. He created and programmed PLACE at Aldeburgh Music for its four year series there, is co-director of production agency Artevents and has curated numerous film and event seasons across the UK including ‘John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet’ and ‘All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and its Legacies’.

He worked on the film pages of Time Out from 2000-2005, edited the international moving image magazine Vertigo from 2002 – 2009 and now edits Artesian and co-edits for Go Together Press and House Sparrow Press, whose recent publications include original titles by John Berger and Anne Michaels. He has written numerous catalogue essays and articles on artists’ moving image.

About Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a London-based artist, filmmaker and cultural activist. Andrea’s work is concerned with marginalisation, social justice and structural violence and has been nominated for the Grierson and Jarman awards. Films include the Artangel-produced Here for Life (2019), Erase and Forget (2017), which had its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival (nominated for the Original Documentary Award), Estate, a Reverie (2015) and Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013), written and voiced by the late John Berger. Selected exhibitions include Civil Rites, the London Open at Whitechapel Gallery and Common Ground, Spike Island, Bristol. She co-founded the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary The Look of Silence). Andrea grew up on a large council estate left school at 16 and later studied through to PhD (Secreting History: the spectral and spectacular performance of political violence) at Central St. Martins, where she is now a Reader.