For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk at the University of Leeds we welcome Alys Williams.
Alys Williams is the founding Director of VITRINE, which has galleries in London and Basel. She initiates, leads and develops the organisation and its programme. VITRINE aims to promote artistic experimentation, development and investment, with a focus on emerging interdisciplinary practice and cross-cultural exchange. Recent exhibitions include shows with Tim Etchells, Rudy Loewe, Ebun Sodipo and Luis Enrique Zela-Koort, all in autumn 2023; plus, a Frieze London presentation of work by Kara Chin.
Alys’ experience combines a deep understanding of artist, gallery and intuitional practices as well as the art market – experiences that she developed over 20 years, together with her international network. VITRINE has established a strong reputation as a selector and nurturer of new talent. It is a business she has developed from her early career, one rooted in her studies as a visual artist.
Alys also co-founded ‘SCULTURE AT’ (2014–) and ‘Performance Exchange’ (2020–) and is a Trustee on the Swiss Cultural Fund. She advises international clients, appears on panel discussions and advisory boards, and lectures at universities and residency programmes.
About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series
The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 2–4pm during teaching weeks.
All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.