Petra Schmidt is a London based Creative Producer and currently the Production Manager for commissions at Tate Modern. She primarily oversees the delivery of large artworks created for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, including those by Kara Walker in 2019 and Anicka Yi, due to open in 2021.
Before that, she worked on public art installations for the London Design Festival and in various operational roles at the Crafts Council, British Council, and at the Design Museum. With the help of an extensive network of skilled collaborators, professional competence, and passion, she makes the things happen that often at first seem impossible. Having worked in the Arts and Events for years, she has witnessed the often wasteful nature of these practices and believes it is our shared responsibility to drive positive change for people and planet through the use of ethical, sustainable, and advanced means of production.