Creative Review’s Creative Leaders, top 50 2017

"Boundary-defying vision” GQ July, 2015

Sarah Perks is an international curator and writer, currently Professor of MIMA School of Art & Design, Middlesbrough, UK. Sarah’s practice looks at interdisciplinary curation, with a focus on socially and politically engaged contemporary visual art and the moving image.


With James Richards, Sarah has created the Cover Collaboration for the new edition of British Art Studies, see here  

This summer, Sarah co-curated David Lynch’s first major UK exhibition called My Head is Disconnected as part of Manchester International Festival on at HOME Manchester. See here for more details and here to watch Sarah’s audience Q&A with David.


As Artist Moving Image Programme Advisor, Sarah is co-curated Experimenta for the 63rd BFI London Film Festival.


Sarah is a Business Advisor for Prosper North at Creative United offering free 1:1 business support for cultural heritage organisations, find out more here.


Read her latest review of the Whitney Biennial for Burlington Contemporary, and now available is this significant new book on British Artists’ Moving Image, with Erika Balsom and Lucy Reynolds.