Matt Williams is a PhD candidate (AHRC) at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Curator of Public Programme at Camden Arts Centre. He was Curator at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2010-17), curating the exhibitions Beat by Stuart Middleton (2017), Fact & Trouble by Martine Syms (2016), Counting on Numbers by Neil Beloufa (2014), Black Beauty by Lutz Bacher, A House to Die In by Bjarne Melgaard with Snohetta and group exhibitions Journal (2014) and Remote Control (2012) with Simon Denny. He is also responsible for solo presentations by Bernadette Corporation, Hannah Sawtell and Lutz Bacher.
During this period, he regularly collaborated with artists and international organisations including Ed Atkins, Kai Althoff, Keren Cytter, Zhang Ding, Blackest Ever Black, NON-Worldwide, NTS Radio, PAN and Warp on a range of experimental audio-visual projects.
He was Artistic Director of the International Project Space, Birmingham (2008-10), presenting an interdisciplinary programme of exhibitions including Anna Barham, Michaela Eichwald, Megan Fraser, Robin Kinross/Hyphen Press, Michael Krebber, Michael Stevenson, Oscar Tuazon and Emily Wardill among others.
Williams is co-founder of NOVEL, an itinerant curatorial and publishing platform that functions as a commissioning agency for artists writing, texts and poetry. He is also curatorial advisor to Thirty Three Thirty Three, a non-profit organisation that seeks to engage globally with the rapidly changing cultural, social and material conditions of contemporary sound-based practices.