I am a transdisciplinary artist and lecturer working primarily with documented performative processes, sculpture, lens-based mediums, writing, and installation. My current practice-based research looks at building a methodology of visiting objects, to practise and evolve collaborative strategies.

PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, London.

Co-founder of Beyond Beyond (BB)

b.1987, Manchester

Awards, Commissions, Residencies

2017-2018 Contact Mcr & The Proud Trust Commission (BB)
2017 BJP Portrait of Britain (BB)
2016-2017 Artquest Lifeboat Studio Residency
2015-2016 Metro Imaging Mentorship Award
2016 Magnum Graduate Photographers Award (nominee)
2015 R&D Residency with City Arcadia in collaboration with Giulia Astesani (BB)
2014 Residencies across LICA, B-Side Multimedia Arts Festival Portland, Stockton Arc, Barnsley Civic supported by Arts Council England, in collaboration with Ellie Harrison
2012 R&D supported by Arts Council England in collaboration with Ellie Harrison
2012 Residency at Islington Mill, Salford
2006 Method Lab Live Art Commission (greenroom)
2006 Nuffield Theatre Commission (Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts)

Publications

2021 PROVA 6 (editors Chantal Faust and Nicky Coutts) | London: Royal College of Art
2020
Modern Queer Poets | London: Pilot Press

Selected Group Shows

2021 Research Biennale | Royal College of Art, 2021
2020 Desire-gram | Grand Re Union November Issue: Rooted Hauntology co-curated by Ingrid Vranken & Marta Keil | Art Stations Foundation, Poznań & Counter Pulse, San Francisco
2020
Trio Talk Rhizome #2/1 with Eva Karczag and Mayfield Brooks, Trio Talk Rhizome #3/1 (on disorientation) with Jennifer Monson and Mariana Renthel | Grand Re Union October Issue: Liquefaction curated by Peter Pleyer | Art Stations Foundation, Poznań & Counter Pulse, San Francisco
2020 Paris Ass Book Fair (Queer Street Press & BB) | Palais The Tokyo, Paris (Cancelled due to the Coronavirus)
2019 Stand by me (BB) | Pelagica, MiArt & Milano Art Week, Milan Italy
2019 Strange Perfume (BB with Davide Meneghello) | South London Gallery, UK
2019 We belong to a poetry club | Walk-in Studio, Milano Italy
2017 Shape of things to come (BB) | Nowhere Gallery, Milan Italy
2016
Screensavers | Artquest Lifeboat Residency (& Art Licks Weekend), London UK
2016
26 Caledonian Road | Geddes Gallery, London UK
2015 
The Present Hurts | London College of Communication, London UK
2014 Jonas’ Christmas Card (GJRL collective) | Jonas’ Julekort, Copenhagen Denmark
2013 Performing PaperPaper Gallery, Manchester UK
2013 Vantage Art Prize 2013 | Leeds UK
2012 Salon Art Prize 2012 | Matt Robert’s Art Gallery & Griffin Gallery, London UK
2012 World Event Young Artists 2012 | Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham UK
2012 The Manchester Contemporary | Represented by Paper Gallery, Manchester UK
2012 Culture Cloud | New Art Exchange, Nottingham UK
2012 Photography Open 2012 | Surface Gallery, Nottingham UK
2012 Paper | Paper Gallery, Manchester UK

Selected Solo Shows

2018 Anomalies in the flux of normal things (Beyond Beyond) | Nowhere Gallery, Milan Italy
2017 Notes for a new world order, Portal #1 (BB) | Artquest Lifeboat Residency, London UK
2014 
What is Left? (collaboration with Ellie Harrison, The Grief Series) | UK Touring exhibition through empty houses (B Side Multimedia Arts Festival Portland, Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art, Stockton Arc, Barnsley Civic)
2014 SAVANNAH (GJRL collective) | Art Licks Weekend, London UK
2012 “I” – The Sleep Collection | Islington Mill, Salford UK
2012 What is Left? | Sacred festival, Chelsea Theatre, London UK
2011 Beyond Their Shells | Contact, Manchester UK
2011 Film Start Time | Cornerhouse Gallery (now HOME), Manchester UK

Selected Performance

2007 My Home a Social Space, My Body | My Flat, Manchester UK
2006 Microwaveable Moments | Method Lab Commission, greenroom, Manchester UK
2006 A Melting Moment No.1 | Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster UK
2005 ?erhaps | greenroom, Manchester UK

Lecturing and Workshops

/ University /
2019
 European Institute of Design (IED Milan), Cross-Course Four-Day Workshop: Possible Utopias
2018 ongoing European Institute of Design (IED Milan), BA Photography Lecturer: Design Methods (1st year) and Thesis (3rd year)
2018 Islington Mill Art Academy Masters (Salford UK), Workshop: On Desiring & Unknowing
2017 London College of Communication (UAL), Photography Workshops
2012 Manchester Metropolitan University, BA Media Studies, Visiting Lecture

/ Other /
2011 
11-11-11, Workshop: On documenting performance
2010 Contact Mcr/Future Fires, Photography Workshops
2010 Centre for Urban Education (Greater Manchester), Creative Practitioner
2007 Creative Partnerships (Greater Manchester), Artist Assistant
2006 Pupil Referral Units (Manchester), Creative Practitioner (Prince’s Trust Funded)

Press

The Independent
BBC 4 Women’s Hour
BBC Manchester
BBC Sheffield
The Big Issue
1000 Words (Beyond Beyond)
Artquest
DIVA (Beyond Beyond)
Girls Like Us – Family issue (GJRL)
Buzzfeed (GJRL)
Modus Operandi / T14 Contemporary (Beyond Beyond)
Central Station
Walk-in Studio
Pample-Mousse (Beyond Beyond)
The Old Girls Club (Beyond Beyond)
L-Mag (GJRL)
The Northern Echo
Lancaster Guardian
Dorset Echo

Art Daily
The Mancunion

Education

2020-present PhD Practice-led Research (School of Arts & Humanities), Royal College of Art, London UK
2015 MA Photography with Distinction, London College of Communication, University of The Arts UK
2009 HND Graphic Design with Distinction, Manchester College UK
2005 Foundation Art & Design with Distinction, Manchester Metropolitan University UK