Jacqui Davies is a London-based producer and curator.
Since 1997, Davies has worked internationally with artists on projects involving film and video. Working independently across all platforms -- producing, commissioning and curating -- Davies has facilitated projects for cinema, television, galleries, site-specific, stage, and online.
Davies is the Producer of Ben Rivers' Artangel / BFI funded film The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) and Ray & Liz: a feature film by artist Richard Billingham. She was the Associate Producer on Phillip Warnell's feature film, Ming of Harlem, which won the George Beauregard Prize at FID Marseille 2014. Davies also acts as a tutor as part of Feature Expanded: an intensive training programme for visual artists developing and producing their first feature films, organised by HOME Manchester and Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival, Florence. In 2015, Davies curated EMBODIED, an exhibition that presented a series of encounters between documentary and performance; EMBODIED was presented by Nikolaj Kunsthal & CPH:DOX.
Between 2011 and 2013, Davies produced 25 artists' films for Random Acts, Channel 4, which were co-commissioned by FACT, Liverpool. This included films by Marina Abramovic, Richard Billingham, James Franco, Johan Grimonprez, Lewis Klahr, Mark Leckey, Martha Rosler, Phillip Warnell, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
In 2007, Davies co-founded Animate Projects, which built on the existing Arts Council England / Channel 4 commissioning programme, ANIMATE! As Head of Production and Gallery Exhibition she commissioned several projects, including A Letter to Uncle Boonmee and Phantoms of Nabua by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2009), and Unfolding the Aryan Papers by Jane & Louise Wilson (2009).
Davies has worked with many commercial galleries to curate film and video projects, including exhibitions by Apichatpong Weerasethkul and Lewis Klahr, at Anthony Reynolds Gallery. She has co-curatored multiple projects, such as Richard Billingham's RAY, at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Unfolding the Aryan Paper, by Jane & Louise Wilson at the BFI Gallery. As co-creater, Davies' credits include Mark Wallinger's Sinema Amnesia and Lindsay Seers' Entangled 2, both at Turner Contemporary, as well as Semi-Conductor's solo exhibition, Worlds in the Making at FACT.
In 2016, Jacqui Davies became a recipient of the prestigious BFI Vision Award:
Les Femmes de l'Histoire
Entangled 2, 2012. Turner Contemporary, Margate.
Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2010
Shooting RAY, 2014
BFI LFF 2015, UK premier of Ben Rivers' THE SKY TREMBLES...
Rome Film Festival