Chiara Williams Contemporary is based in Margate and presents the annual SOLO Award™ winner in the Art Projects section of the London Art Fair.
Chiara Williams is an artist and curator with over 20 years experience working in the art world, both in private and public sectors; she has curated over 75 exhibitions and worked with over 400 artists.
Chiara is currently curator at LIMBO Studios and Project Space in Margate, Kent. In 2017 she established DRY RUN, a salon for peer-to-peer critiques structured around presentations of work-in-progress and in 2018 she co-curated At the Violet Hour, an artist-led takeover of the semi-derelict Nayland Rock Hotel in Margate, as part of Turner Contemporary's Journeys with 'The Waste Land'.
Previously, during 8 years at WW Contemporary Art (which she co-founded in 2008 with Debra Wilson), Chiara Williams pioneered two collateral UK events at the 53rd & 54th Venice Biennales, managed marketing, fundraising and sales, and collaborated with numerous artists, curators and writers through exhibitions, exchanges, residencies, off-site projects, commissions, publications, talks and workshops.
Her background also includes 10 years as a lecturer in art history, fine art, design, media and film, alongside working at the Venice Biennale, the British Council and Modern Art Oxford.
Chiara is also an artist and currently lives and works between London and Margate.