Claudia Zeiske is a curator and cultural activist who has gained her experience in arts management over many years through working both in the UK and internationally.
Since coming to Scotland in 1995 she has collaborated with many smaller and larger organisations across Scotland including the National Galleries of Scotland/Duff House, the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Peacock visual arts, and the Royal Scottish Academy. She is co-founder and Director of Deveron Arts and has set up the acclaimed Artists at Glenfiddich programme in rural Speyside. Further she has acted as project agent for some internationally renowned artists.
Claudia developed a unique curatorial interest based on a balanced approach between artistic criticality and community involvement through developing projects with artists from across the globe. Today she is concentrating on the development of Deveron Arts as an international residency center where the town is the venue rather than a gallery or arts center. To summarize this work and methodology she has recently co-written the book ARTocracy (Jovis, Berlin 2010).
More lately she has taken her passion of walking to new realms on the threshold between art and walking, through the foundation of The Walking Institute.
Claudia is a keen hillwalker and munro bagger. She has lived in a number of countries across Europe and further afield, speaks seven languages and now lives in Huntly a small market town in rural Aberdeenshire.