Jessica Bennett is an independent curator based between Newcastle upon Tyne and Liverpool. Since obtaining her MA in Creative and Cultural Industries Management in 2017, she has worked with the Liverpool Biennial, GOLDTAPPED, the Unmellow Collective and System Gallery whilst also maintaining her own curatorial practice organising exhibitions and events across the North-East.
Involved primarily with artist-led spaces, Bennett is concerned with alternative curatorial methods and the function of the gallery as an interactive realm. In particular, working with emerging artists to examine how we exchange, network and develop within this framework in order to negotiate how we work in modern society. She has recently founded the Curatorial Collective, which is a programme of development and support for curators outside of a university context.
Bennett is also on the Programme Committee for The Newbridge Project 2019/2020 as well as an Associate Curator for PINK Gallery opening later this year.
Associate Curator, PINK Gallery, Manchester, April 2020
SCRAMBLE, The Collective Studio Group Exhibition, Pineapple Black Gallery, Middlesbrough, 2020
Kissing Futures, Livia Rita performance, Cobalt Studios, Newcastle, 2020
Unmellow Movies exhibition, Arch 16, Newcastle, 2019
Curatorial Collective (Founder), Newbridge Project, 2019/2020
Four Pack, Group Exhibition, System Gallery, 2019
No Cigar, Richard Hughes, GOLDTAPPED, 2018
'Beautiful World, Where are you?' Liverpool Biennial, 2018
Corridor 8, Short reflection, SCRAMBLE 2020:
Interview with The Spaghetti Factory:
Podcast for International Women's day 2020:
Interview with Richard Hughes, 2019: