Simon Poulter has worked within the art and technology sector for twenty years. He has established a national profile both as an artist and curator, working with all of the UK’s leading art and technology organisations.
He is co-Director of Collusion, based in Cambridge, an art and technology organisation developing a three year programme of projects in the wider Cambridge area. Collusion, commissions new work from artists, develops Simon’s expertise in artist labs and will be curating a major event in 2019.
Simon was formerly Associate Curator with Metal, devising projects and programmes across Metal’s three locations. During 2014/2015, he developed and managed NetPark, a Digital R&D Fund for the Arts project in Chalkwell Park on behalf of Metal. This project created a digital platform for a Chalkwell Park, working with schools, artists and partners the University of Brighton and Calvium (Bristol). The project has been well received nationally as an example of digital public space and new usage for parks.
Working with Sophie Mellor as Close and Remote, he has completed a number of large scale commissions across the UK, including We Are What We Are for Creative Barking and Dagenham, Lost Characters for Sefton Borough Council/The Atkinson and Zone for FACT/Mersey Forest.