SELECTED CURATING PROJECTS INCLUDE
Legend of the East End
Shoreditch, London, August 2015
Legend of the East End photographic exhibition to celebrate the film Legend; Duffy , Jocelyn Bain Hogg , Steven Berkoff, Don McCullin, David George, Thurston Hopkins, Edith Tudor Hart.
Mother River / Yan Preston
Chongquin, China, May - September 2015
Curated museum show with Yan Wang Preston, built and installed for travelling Museum exhibition, supported by British Council. Opened in May, Chongqing Three Gorges Museum,Wuhan Art Museum, July 2015 and Shanghai at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel August/ September 2015. Accompanied by lectures, seminars and guided tours.
Dubai Photography Week
Dubai, March 2016
Chief Curator for exhibition and Forum, bringing 18 major curators from all over the globe to Dubai to exhibit, discuss, share and further the medium of Photography.
Sony World Photography Awards
Somerset House, April - May 2016
East Wing and West Wing exhibition showing the short listed and award winning images from an international remit.
Bethnal Green and South Bank, June 2014
Celebrating Sanctuary’ Simona Aru / Praxis, exhibitions of young refugees for Refugee week at Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green and South Bank, June 2014.
Ebb and Flow
London, June 2014
The Water, Chinese artist solo show at the Saatchi Gallery.
Current book editing projects
Bolshoi by Sasha Gusov
The Imagined East End, Archive
The Imagined East End Archives in association with Sir John Cass, Faculty of Art and Design, Hoxton Hall.
Historic Royal Palaces
2012 - 2013
Historic Royal Palaces editing commissions of Jordi Ruiz Carera and Teresa Cos.
Collecting Photography, Photo London
April - May 2017
Course on Collecting Photography, with visits to public and private collections. Hands on knowledge of print types and processes, conservation advice and VIP special tour of Photo London.
Collecting Photography, Photographers Gallery
Autumn 2014 and Spring 2016
Course on Collecting Photography, at Photographers Gallery, culminating in Paris Photo Autumn 2014 and Photo London 2016.
Visiting lecturer Photography B.A. and M.A. Courses
2014 - 2015
Visiting lecturer at Central St Martins, Kingston University, University of Ulster Belfast, Sotheby’s Institute, University of Westminster, The Cass at Metropolitan University.
Zelda Cheatle Gallery
London, 1989 - 2003
Zelda Cheatle Gallery opened in 1989, first in Cecil Court, WC2 , then Mount Street W.1 and finally in Shoreditch until 2005.( after formative years at the Photographers Gallery, London in Covent Garden), and completed 16 years of exhibiting photography nationally and internationally. Zelda Cheatle Gallery, showed 20th century photographers including Eve Arnold , Berenice Abbot and Atget, Abbas Kiarostami, Kertesz and Lee Freidlander, Robert Frank, Bill Brandt, Mari Mahr, Lee Miller, O Winston Link, Grace Robertson and Thurston Hopkins, many more. Zelda Cheatle Gallery consistently exhibited emerging artists and photographers, whilst working with the established maestros of the medium.
Zelda Cheatle Press
Zelda Cheatle Press the sister company to Zelda Cheatle Gallery published monographs of contemporary British artists and photographers.
The Photography Fund
Global, 2005 - 2012
Zelda Cheatle began and managed the first Photography Fund. Primarily collecting fine prints of the 20th Century, the Fund collected, exhibited and published the collection of over 6,000 iconic prints including a Russian 20th century , Eve Arnolds vintage archive andicons and masterpieces of the European and American schools.
London, 2012 - Present
Expert in Photography. Curator, Editor, Lecturer and Consultant.
ShutterHub Cambridge 2016
Photo Shanghai 2014 and 2015.
Derby Format Festival 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Magnum Photos April 2015.
Photographers Gallery 2014.
Trustee of Koestler
2001 - present
Koestler Trust exhibiting art from prison, secure units, psychiatric hospitals and young offender units. An annual competition resulting in a programme of exhibitions, at Royal Festival Hall , South Bank in the autumn and major regional venues. Sourcing in excess of 8000 entries from England Scotland Wales and N.Ireland.
Acting Trustee for Helen Chadwick Estate
1989 - 2000
Maintained Helen Chadwick Estate, responsible for the legacy of the artist, until 2000
Trustee CREAR - Space to Create, Lochgilphead, Scotland
Trustee CREAR - Space to Create, Lochgilphead, Scotland. A unique space for talent, both visual and audio, to create and perform.
Chair of judges
Chair of judges for Kraszna Krausze book Award 2013, with Sean O’Hagan and Paul Graham.
Deutsche Borse and Prix Pictet competitions.