Born in Great Yarmouth in 1986, Jonathan P. Watts is an artist, writer and occasional curator based in Norwich. With Ben Brett he co-runs the contemporary art gallery Josey.

Jonathan is a Tutor (Research) in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art, London and has been an Associate Lecturer on Curating Contemporary Art, Writing and the Master of Research programmes. He has a PGCert in Creative Education form the RCA.

From 2012–2022 Jonathan was an Associate Lecturer in Photography at Nottingham Trent University during which time he delivered short courses on contemporary image theory at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

In October 2023 Jonathan began a PhD at Norwich University of the Arts on EASTinternational, an annual open submission exhibition that occurred from 1991–2009 at Norfolk Institute of Art & Design (today Norwich University of the Arts).

Jonathan co-runs tier_plus music festival. He DJs and produces electronic music as helterhelter and is part of the Stray Dogs crew.


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