Mark Devereux holds over 10-years experience working within the art sector, specialising in artist professional development, curation, production and project management. After practicing as an artist for a short period following his graduation from BA Photography and MA Fine Art at Staffordshire University, he found his passion and skills to be within facilitation and support for artists. In 2006, Devereux founded and directed Blank Media Collective and later BLANKSPACE Gallery in Manchester, swiftly establishing a reputation for unearthing exciting emerging talent. Following six successful years, Devereux stepped down to establish Mark Devereux Projects in 2013. He has since developed his work nurturing early-career talent, working with over 200 artists, curating 25 exhibitions, facilitating numerous professional development events and forging partnerships with UK and international organisations including AirSpace Gallery, Bloc Projects, Finnish Art Agency, Manchester Art Gallery and The Tetley.