Amy Carter Gordon is a curator, producer, cultural engagement and public art specialist with 25 years’ experience in curating exhibitions, installations, dialogues and collaborations for leading UK research-based festivals including Being Human National Festival of the Humanities, ESRC Festival of Social Science and Festival of the Mind, Sheffield. She is a leader in the interface and brokerage between academic knowledge exchange and public engagement with culture, holding roles within Higher Education at The University of Sheffield and more recently as Innovation Manager for the Culture and Creativity Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University. Previously, Carter Gordon was Head of Culture for Sheffield City Council and CEO of the Cultural Industries Quarter Agency.
Her practice is informed by her background in electronic music production and contextualised through adventures in dance music sub-cultures beginning as owner and manager of an independent record store to working for Universal Music and latterly as artist manager for Afro-futurist multi award-winning singer/songwriter and instrumentalist K.O.G and his band the Zongo Brigade.
She is particularly inspired to commission works that reflect the diversity of our communities, deepen inquiry into place-based narratives and uncover new and hidden perspectives. Carter Gordon is a convening power for culture, brokering collaborations and dialogue between artists and academics to address social, economic and political inequalities.
In this programme, Carter Gordon shares two installations from leading artists Professor David Cotterrell and Professor Lise Autogena and artist-designer Noemie Soula from Sheffield Hallam University.