Artes Mundi Welcomes New Trustee

Artes Mundi is delighted to announce the appointment of Chelsea Pettitt as a new Trustee to further strengthen our Board. She brings a range of experience and knowledge in national and international visual arts that will continue to support and enhance the work we do.


Chelsea Pettitt is a curator from California and is General Manager at Chartwell Portfolio for the National Trust. She was previously an Assistant Curator at the Hayward Gallery, Head of Partnerships for Wysing Arts Centre and Head of Arts for the Bagri Foundation where she commissioned and supported arts and cultural projects from across Asia and the diaspora.


Having graduated from Goldsmiths College with an MA in Visual Anthropology she has curated and assisted on several exhibitions:

  • Absolutely Augmented Reality, Kuzma & Ajuan, London (2021)
  • Chang/ce: An Open Call for Animations (2021)
  • At Home in the World (2020)
  • A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker (2012-14)
  • The House in the Sky: Artists Imagine New Utopias (2014)
  • Plus solo shows by Ujino Muneteru, Yu-Chen Wang and Kim Beom.


She has also been awarded a STEP Travel grant, and two Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial grants, for research in Taiwan, Turkey and The Netherlands.


Chelsea Pettitt, new Artes Mundi Trustee commented, “I am thrilled to be invited to join the Artes Mundi Board of Trustees. Artes Mundi shines a light on artists who are addressing some of the most urgent and important issues we face today. It interrogates and encourages challenging and important dialogue that resonates internationally, nationally and locally. The work they do feels more important than ever and I feel honoured to have the opportunity to support them.”


Led by Chairman Professor Michael Tooby, Chelsea joins other Artes Mundi Trustees including Osei Bonsu, Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, Derek Howell, Adam Salkeld and Dr Francesca Sobande.