Artist and curator Peter Lewis focuses on researching the work of non-Western artists. He has initiated and led interdisciplinary courses in art, design, architecture and moving image that embed multiple practices in individual curatorial projects.
He has curated numerous exhibitions, including /seconds, Sharjah Art Foundation (2014); UAE Pavilion, 26th São Paulo Biennial (2004); and Associate Curator, German Pavilion, 9th Venice Architecture Biennale (2004). He co-curated Sharjah Biennial 6 (2003) with Hoor Al Qasimi.
Lewis is the editor of /seconds, an online project established in 2004, where he publishes curatorial research into contemporary practices in art. He has also written catalogues for biennials, including the Venice Architecture Biennale (2004); 26th Sao Paulo Biennial (2004); and Sharjah Biennial 6 (2003).
His awards and fellowships include the Independent Researcher award for Leeds Beckett University’s Research Exercise Framework 2021 (2018); Generator 1 and 2 Arts Council England Award, Birmingham (2005–2007); Research Fellow, Art and Humanities Research Board, Leeds Beckett University (2004); and Glasgow City Council Award (1998).
He is an independent researcher and Senior Lecturer for the MA Art and Design course at Leeds Beckett University. He also serves as a board member for Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology (OCR).
Lewis holds a Diploma in Fine Art from St Martins School of Art, London (1972) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art, London (1973).
Born in 1950 in London, he currently lives and works between England and Spain.
March Meeting 2021
Sharjah Biennial 6