About

Interdisciplinary artist and teacher working across documented performative processes, sculpture, lens-based mediums, writing and installation. PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, London building a methodology of visiting objects and exploring everyday use as an encounter through practice-led research.

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 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 & Beyond Beyond) | Palais The Tokyo, Paris (Covid cancelled)
2019
 Stand by me (Beyond Beyond) | Pelagica, MiArt & Milano Art Week, Milan Italy
2019 Strange Perfume (Beyond Beyond with Davide Meneghello) | South London Gallery, UK
2019 We belong to a poetry club | Walk-in Studio, Milan Italy
2017 Shape of things to come (Beyond Beyond) | Nowhere Gallery, Milan Italy
2016
Screensavers | Artquest Lifeboat Residency, London UK
2016
26 Caledonian Road | Geddes Gallery, London UK
2015 
The Present Hurts | London College of Communication, London UK
2014 Jonas’ Julekort 2014 (GJRL collective) | Jonas’ Julekort, Copenhagen Denmark
2013 Performing Paper | Paper 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

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 (Beyond Beyond) | Artquest Lifeboat Residency, London UK
2014 
What is Left? (with Ellie Harrison, The Grief Series) | UK Touring exhibition in empty houses (b-side Multimedia Arts Festival Portland, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Stockton Arc, Barnsley Civic)
2014 SAVANNAH (GJRL collective) | Art Licks Weekend, London UK
2012 The Sleep Collection | Islington Mill, Salford UK
2012 What is Left? | Chelsea Theatre, London UK
2011 Film Start Time | HOME (prev. Cornerhouse), Manchester UK

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

Awards, Commissions and Residencies

2017-2018 Contact Mcr & The Proud Trust Commission (Beyond Beyond)
2017 BJP Portrait of Britain (Beyond Beyond)
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, Artspace in collaboration with Giulia Astesani (Beyond Beyond)
2014 Residencies across Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, b-side Multimedia Arts Festival Portland, Stockton Arc, Barnsley Civic, supported by Arts Council England in collaboration with Ellie Harrison (The Grief Series)
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
2006 Nuffield Theatre Commission, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts

Publications

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

Teaching and Workshops

2019 Cross-course four-day workshop: Possible Utopias | European Institute of Design (IED, Milan)
2018 ongoing Lecturer and course designer, BA Photography: Design Methods (1st years), Thesis (3rd years) | European Institute of Design (IED, Milan) 
2018 Workshop: On Desiring & Unknowing | Islington Mill Art Academy Masters
2017 Photography Workshops | London College of Communication (UAL)
2012 Visiting Lecturer, BA Media Studies | Manchester Metropolitan University
2011 Workshop: On documenting performance | 11-11-11
2010 Photography Workshops, Contact Mcr/Future Fires
2010 Creative Practitioner | Centre for Urban Education
2007 Artist Assistant | Creative Partnerships (Greater Manchester)
2006 Creative Practitioner (Prince’s Trust Funded) | Pupil Referral Units (Manchester)

Collaborations

2016-2020 Beyond Beyond with Giulia Astesani
2014-2016 GJRL collective with Giulia Astesani, Jessie McLaughlin and Lalu Delbracio
2012-2014 with Ellie Harrison on The Grief Series

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, University of The Arts, London UK
2009 Graphic Design HND with Distinction, Manchester College UK
2005 Foundation Art & Design with Distinction, Manchester Metropolitan University UK