Matt Williams is a curator, publisher, and PhD candidate at Kingston University. Formerly Curator at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2010-2017), Williams organised numerous exhibitions and public programmes. These have included solo presentations by Stuart Middleton, Martine Syms, Zhang Ding, Neil Beloufa, Lutz Bacher, Bjarne Melgaard, and the acclaimed group shows Journal (2014) and Remote Control (2012). During this period, he re-introduced an experimental audio-visual music and performance programme featuring collaborations with NON Worldwide, Just Jam, PAN, NTS, Blackest Ever Black, and Factory Floor.
From 2008 to 2010, he was the Artistic Director of the International Project Space, Birmingham, presenting an interdisciplinary programme featuring Ed Atkins, Anna Barham, Simon Denny, Michaela Eichwald, Melanie Gilligan, Robin Kinross/Hyphen Press, Michael Krebber, 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, text, 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.