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©2022 Saziso Phiri





Current 


Artist Mentor
Real Creative Futures
(bighouse.org.uk)

Participation Producer (Terrace Wires sculpture commission at St. Pancras)
New Art Exchange
(nae.org.uk)
(highspeed1.co.uk)

Head of Research and Programming
The Drill
(thedrill.org)

Co-Director
Young Hustlers
(thehustlecollective.com)

Creative Director
The Anti Gallery



Advisory Panels / Boards


Steering Group Member
CVAN EM (Contemporary Arts Visual Network East Midlands)(cvaneastmidlands.co.uk)

Creative ThinkTank Panellist
UK New Artists
(uknewartists.co.uk)


Previous Roles


Curator  
UK New Artists
(uknewartists.co.uk

Exhibitions Producer  
New Art Exchange
(nae.org.uk)

Producer
Maison Foo
(maisonfoo.com)

Co-Curator
Backlit Gallery
(backlit.org.uk)

Curator in Residence
City Arts Nottingham
(city-arts.org.uk)

Producer 
Sabato Studio
(sabato.studio)


Producer
Nuart Festival / Nuart Aberdeen
(nuartaberdeen.co.uk)

Producer
Migration Matters Festival
(migrationsmattersfestival.com)

Curatorshop Coordinator
PARALLEL / Format International Photography Festival
(parallelplatform.org)
(formatfestival.com)

Artistic Coordinator for Youth Arts Research and Development
New Art Exchange
(nae.org.uk


Talks, Workshops, Guest Lectures and Presentations


Guest lecture for BA and MA Fine Art students (2022)
De Montford University 

Panellist for Artfully Podcast: Perception vs Reality (2021)
The Other Art Fair / Artfully Podcast / Truman Brewery

Development workshop for artists on the Syllabus V programme (2021)
Wysing Arts Centre

Artist talk with Honey Williams (2021)
City Arts Nottingham

Art and Brexit panel (2021)
Centrala

Guest lecturer and crit for 2nd year BA Fine Art students (2021)
Sheffield Hallam University

Workshop and presentation for artists on the Freelands Artists Programme (2020)
Freelands Foundation / S1 Artspace

International Women’s Day talk and presentation (2020)
Sheffield Museums

Artist talk with Joy Labinjo (2018)
Bonnington Gallery / Nottingham Trent University 

Artist talk with Jamal Sterrett (2018)
The Anti Gallery / Lee Rosys

Artist talk with Dilk (2018)
The Anti Gallery / Lee Rosys

Artist talk with Hannah Whitlow (2017)
The Anti Gallery / Lee Rosys

Artivism art making workshop (2017)
Collabor8 at Nottingham Contemporary / Nottingham Trent University

Presentation for October Dialogues (2017)
Nottingham ContemporaryUniversity of Nottingham

Moving Diversity Forward panel discussion (2017)
Threshold Studios / BOM


Jury / Selection Panels


NAE Open (2022)
New Art Exchange

Future Focus (2021)
Quad 

An Exhibition of URLS (2020)
No Jobs in the Arts

Off Centre Photography Festival (2018)
New Art Exchange

NearNow Fellowship (2018)
NearNow / Broadway Cinema


Fellowships / Residencies


Curatorial Intensive (2019)
Lagos Biennial
Lagos, Nigeria

Artist residency (2015)
ERASMUS+ / EgyüttHató Egyesüle
Budapest, Hungary 


Published Writing


Home from Holmes (June 2021)
“In the suburbs of Nottingham, an artist turns her shed into a gallery...”
ArtReview

Just Opened: Leicester Contemporary (July 2021)
A group of artists have come together to open new art gallery in Leicester...
ArtReview

My Journey to Becoming an Artist Ally (2020)
Raise Karma




Voluntary


Community Engagement Coordinator (2015) 
Nottingham Street Art Festival

Gallery Invigilator (2014-2016)
Backlit Gallery

Event producer/coordinator (2003-2006)
Millenium Volunteers