About

Interdisciplinary artist and teacher working across performative practice, sculpture, writing, audiovisual, and installation. PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, London currently investigating the grasp-ability of trauma through strategies of materialising and encountering. Associate lecturer at University of the Arts, London and Part-time lecturer at Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan.

Group shows

2022 Unruly Encounters | Southwark Park Galleries, London UK
2022 Weathering | Entanglement Research Platform, Dungeness UK
2021 Just Dreaming | Entanglement Research Platform, Royal College of Art UK
2021 Royal College of Art Presentation Platform, London UK
2021 Research Biennale | Royal College of Art, London UK
2020 Rooted Hauntology co-curated by Ingrid Vranken & Marta Keil | Grand Re Union, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan Poland & Counter Pulse, San Francisco USA
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: Liquefaction curated by Peter Pleyer | Art Stations Foundation, Poznan Poland & Counter Pulse, San Francisco USA
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
2006 Live art cabaret | Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, UK
2005
Emergency | greenroom, 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
2007 My Home a Social Space | My Flat, Manchester UK
2006 Microwaveable Moments | Method Lab Live Art Commission, greenroom, Manchester UK

Publications

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

Awards & Grants, Commissions & Residencies

2022 RCA Placement Scheme, working with Kathy Crick (Trinity Laban)
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 Contemporary Arts

Research & Conferences

2022 Research Assistant on Representation of Women Artists in the UK During 2021, Lead Researcher Dr Charlotte Bonham-Carter | Freelands Foundation
2022 Sticky Matters, London Conference in Critical Thought | Birkbeck College, University of London
2015 Laughing My Art Off | London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London

Teaching and Workshops

Since 2021 Associate Lecturer, BA Photography | London College of Communication, University of the Arts
Since 2017 Part-time Lecturer, BA Photography | Istituto Europeo di Design (IED, Milan) 
2019 Cross-course four-day workshop: Possible Utopias | Istituto Europeo di 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