ChangeNOW 2021


Katy Hessel

The Great Women Artists



Katy Hessel is a 27-year-old curator, broadcaster, and art historian based in London, UK, and runs @thegreatwomenartists, an Instagram account that has celebrated women artists on a daily basis since 2015. ​In 2020, she made her TV debut writing and presenting Artemisia Gentileschi for BBC Four, and in 2021 was selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Art & Culture. She writes, hosts and produces a weekly podcast, The Great Women Artists Podcast, which was listed as British Vogue's Best Podcasts of 2021, interviews include the Turner Prize-winner Lubaina Himid, and acclaimed writer, Olivia Laing. She also hosts Dior's podcast, Dior Talks – Feminist Art, where she interviewed Tracey Emin and Judy Chicago.

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