Lucy Ainsworth is a curator and writer based in Sydney. She is currently Curator & Exhibition Coordinator at UNSW Galleries, UNSW Art & Design. Her research focuses on the evolving relationship between art and politics specifically through socially engaged projects. Through her curatorial practice, she is interested in rethinking exhibition formats and collaborating with artists who experiment with ‘audience-centred’ work and extend their practice outside the gallery space. Her forthcoming research/curatorial project centres on artist-led socially engaged projects which alter modes for knowledge production and dissemination. In 2016, she participated in the Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans and in 2018 will undertake a residency at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn.