Sign-up for February's Mentor Mondays

Mentor Mondays returns in February, and we’re pleased to be joined by guest mentor, Independent Curator and Writer, Fatoş Üstek.

Part of ‘a space’ arts expanded Artist Voices Programme, Mentor Mondays invites visual arts professionals from across the UK to hold zoom 1-to-1 sessions with artists & artworkers from the SO postcode area. For the upcoming February session, guest mentor Fatoş will be offering support, advice and guidance for artists and artworkers living and working in the SO postcode area. This opportunity would be particularly suited to those working in fields such as curation and writing in the arts sector.

Mentor Mondays will take place on Monday 20th February 2023. There are three 45 minute sessions available between 9am – 12pm and the sessions will take place online via Zoom.

To sign up, follow the link (click here) and complete the Typeform. Spaces are extremely limited and booked on a first come first serve basis so we advise early booking to avoid missing out. (Please note, the last question asks you to finalise the booking via Calendly. You must select a slot on the calendar on the date available and press ‘submit’ for the booking to be made successfully).

About the Mentor

Fatoş Üstek is an independent curator and writer, based in London. Ustek is co-founder of FRANK Fair Artist Pay with artists Anne Hardy and Lindsay Seers, curator of Frieze Sculpture 2023. She was previously Director of the Liverpool Biennial, Director of the Roberts Institute of Art, Curator of Art Night, London (2017), Curator of fig-2 50 exhibitions 50 weeks, at ICA London (2015) and Associate Curator of the 10th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2014). She has commissioned a number of projects in the public realm, including Nathan Coley, Liverpool, 2020; Do Ho Suh, London, 2018-20 and presently with Nine Elms, London. Over the past 10 years, Üstek has taken on multiple jury roles for national and international art prizes (Jindrich Chalupecky Award 2022-2024; Outset Studio Makers Prize, 2022; Turner Prize 2020; Celeste Prize 2017), international representations (Scotland and Netherlands in Venice, 2022), whilst nominating artists for prestigious projects and awards (The Fourth Plinth; Jarman Film Award).

In addition, Üstek is Editorial Advisor and Contributing Editor of Extra Extra Magazine and co-founder of FRANK Fair Artist Pay. Alongside leading international projects, she holds governance roles in art organizations in the UK (Chair, New Contemporaries), Netherlands (advisory board, Jan van Eyck Academie), and Germany (advisory board, Urban Art in Ruhr). Üstek is currently writing a book on 21st-century art institutions.

You can find out more about Fatoş’s work by following her on Instagram / visiting her website