Sarah Perks

Sarah Perks, Professor of Visual Art at Manchester School of Art, is an international curator, film producer and writer. Artistic Director (Visual Art) at HOME, she is a specialist in artist film, performance and participatory art, Perks has worked extensively with international established artists including Phil Collins, Rachel Maclean, Rosa Barba, Rashid Rana, Yoshua Okon, Sophia Al-Maria, Andrew Kötting and Al & Al. In 2011, Perks set up Cornerhouse Artist Film (now HOME Artist Film), the UK’s only specialist producer and distributor of artist feature film, starting with Gillian Wearing’s Self Made and co-founder of the Feature Expanded training initiative, now in its fourth successful year. Perks has curated over 30 major exhibitions and produced over 25 films, this year she produced and curated the critically acclaimed The Scar by Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler. Recent edited publications of creative meets critical writing include Dark Habits and Subkultura, and in production is an academic book on artist moving in Britain since 1989. Perks is currently working with Phil Collins on Ceremony, and major projects with Ursula Mayer, Judith Barry and Shezad Dawood; she is also writing her debut novel and planning a new theatre production.