In a moment when museums are reliant on increasingly monumental, immersive films and screen-based works to attract audiences, and some taste-makers in the film industry are turning an eye to artists to bring fresh energy to an embattled film context – these worlds remain polarized and only very few cross from one world to the other. Jacqui Davies has spent her career producing, curating and making possible works at the intersection between art and film.
Jacqui Davies is a London-based producer and curator of over 80 films for cinema, broadcast, art gallery and site-specific installation. Davies has produced and curated films, exhibitions and projects internationally with a diverse selection artists including: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Martha Rosler, Mark Leckey, Diego Marcon, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Tacita Dean, Tony Cokes and many more. Davies is sole producer through her production company Primitive Film of feature films including multi-award-winning Ray & Liz, by Richard Billingham, 2018. Jacqui Davies received several awards: BFI Vision Award 2016-18, BIFA Breakthrough Producer 2018 (Ray & Liz) and Bafta Nominated Producer 2019 (Ray & Liz). Jacqui Davies is a recipient of ACE Producers, 2020 (ACE30).