Writer in Residence 2011

The Writer in Residence programme provides valuable paid publishing opportunities online and in print for outstanding arts writers. It is open, inviting resident writers to engage with the programme as they choose and with the aim of publishing thoughts and essays that open up wider contextual debate surrounding the issues and themes explored through Jerwood Visual Arts projects. This writing provides featured artists with much-valued critical reflection and context on their work and exhibitions.

Chris Fite-Wassilak

Chris is an independent curator, freelance writer and art critic. Working with artists across a wide range of media, he has organised exhibitions within temporary sites, artist-run spaces and large national institutions. He is a regular contributor to Frieze, Art Monthly, ArtPapers, ArtReview, the Visual Artists Newsletter Ireland and Circa; his writing has also appeared in FlashArt International, Artforum.com, and Art and Australia. He was the cofounder and editor of This Way Up , a free, collaborative comic and curatorial project in Dublin (2004-2006) and am a member of AICA UK. Chris has forthcoming reviews in the September issues of Frieze and Art Monthly including: Narrative Show , Art Monthly, issue 349, Rain, Art Monthly, issue 349, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Frieze 141.

Chris will begin his four month residency in September 2011 and will critically respond to Jerwood Drawing Prize (14 September 28 October) and Jerwood Encounters: Terra (8 November 11 December) exhibitions.

David Trigg

David Trigg is based in Bristol. He studied BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class) at Bath School of Art & Design (1998-2001) and has since become an art writer and critic. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and contributes regularly to a range of publications including Art Monthly, Map, Art Review and Art Papers, as well as writing essays for books and catalogues. He also works as a freelance Artistic Assessor for Arts Council England. He has previously worked as Reviews Editor for Bristol arts publication Decode Magazine (2001 – 2004) and was employed at the Arnolfini Gallery (2005 – 2008), coordinating their Reading Room, compiling educational resources and writing exhibition guides.

He has recently written essays on the work of Martin Kobe, Amy Sillman, Jon Pestoni and Alex Hubbard for Vitamin P2 (forthcoming Phaidon painting publication).

David will begin his four month residency in May 2011 and will critically respond to Jerwood Painting Fellowships (11 May – 26 June) and Jerwood Makers Open (13 July – 28 August).

Louisa Elderton

Louisa Elderton is a writer and editor based in Berlin and London, specialising in contemporary art and culture. She is a Project Editor for Phaidon, recently delivering Vitamin C: Clay + Ceramic in Contemporary Art and is a Copy-Editor for Hatie Cantz.

Her writing has appeared in Apollo, Artforum, Art Monthly, Art Review, artet News, Artsy, Berlin Art Link, The Burlington Magazine, Elephant Magazine, fineartmultiple, Flash Art, Frieze, The Gourmand, Harper’s Bazaar, House & Garden, Metropolis M, Modern Painters, Monopol, Near East, SLEEK, thisistomorrow, Vogue China, Where About Now, and The White Review.

From 2012–15 she curated exhibitions for museums and galleries by artists including Lawrence Weiner, Francesco Clemente, Douglas Gordon, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Nasan Tur and Rachel Howard, and in September 2015 relocated to Berlin to curate Time Capsules. By the side of the road. Wim Wenders’ recent photographs in collaboration with Wenders Images. From 2009–11 she worked for public institutions including Tate and The Whitechapel Gallery.

She has a Master’s degree from The Courtauld Institute of Art in Curating the Art Museum (2010), where she presented an exhibition about Christian iconography in art, and a first-class Bachelor’s degree in Art History and English.

Luisa begins her three month residency in January 2011 and will critically respond to exhibitions Jerwood Encounters: Surface Noise (19 January – 27 February) and Jerwood Encounters: SHOW (16 March – 23 April).