CV

Selected Exhibitions

2015                COBRA RES 1.9 Flash Fiction walking tour of radical migration, London

2015                Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork, Nice Gallery, London

2015                COBRA RES 1.7,  71a Gallery, London

 

2014                COBRA RES 1.4-1.6 a/political, London 

2014                'Fall Streak Hole' HD film. Birkbeck cinema screening, London.

2014                Sheffield Fringe Film Festival, Bloc Gallery, Sheffield    

 

2013                COBRA 1.1 Mayday Rooms, London

2013                ‘IMG – TXT – MSG’, Studio 1.1, London

2013                COBRA 1.0, Gallery studio 1.1, London

2013                ‘Serivceseen’ – Redarc Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 

2012                ‘Ingerland’ Opera at Millwall FC with composer Jocelyn Pook

2012                ‘A Beautiful Thing’ - Barnaby Stone – National Theatre, London

 

2011                ‘A Beautiful Thing’ - Barnaby Stone – Battersea Arts Centre, London

 

2010                ‘The Slightest Movement’ – Quarantine, West Bromwich

2010                ‘Skin Jobs’ - CRISP Gallery, London

2010                'The Surreal House' - Barbican, London

2010                ‘Dominos’ - Station House Opera, London

 

2009                ‘About Blindness’ A2 Company - Royal Opera House, London

2009                'The Great Rebel Raft Regatta' – Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.

2009                ‘What Lovely Weather!' Dada play for radio

 

2008                ‘Flock’ Gary Stevens, Lost ‘O’ Festival, Ashford

2008                ‘Praying to Products’ – Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

 

2005                ‘Crocodile Seeking Refuge’ - Ice and Fire, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London

2003 - 05         'The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army', Laboratory of Insurrectionary 

                        Imagination

2004                'Strange Attractor’ - Bloc Gallery, Sheffield

2003                ‘Connector Sensitive’ - Sheffield Art festival 03

 

 

Commissions, Bursaries, Residences

 

2016 -2019      Recipient of the AHRC Award for a research project as a PhD candidate at The Centre for Curatorial            

                        Studies, University of Essex.

 

2014                A-N Artists RE:VIEW Bursary

2012- 2013      Four-month artist residency with Redarc Gallery Beirut, Lebanon

 

2011                Longhouse Action Research Bursary.

 

2009                Commissioned by The World Heritage Fund and Telford and Wrekin Council.

 

 

Selected Artists Talks and Conference Papers     

“Holiday Park? More like a refugee camp!” Visual representations of the camp, as both a site for confinement and leisure, in 1970s television and film.

Terror and Tourism Colloquium III

University of Innsbruck, Austria

2017

Secret Images: The COBRA Committee's acts of 'necessity'.

ISELP Institute of Contemporary Art 

Brussels, Belgium

2017

Curating violence: the COBRA Committee and the aesthetics of governmental response.

Art, Activism & Political Violence  

Loughborough University

2016

                          

Monuments to terrorism: (de)selecting memory and symbolic exchange at the interface between Westminster and Raqqa.   

Terror and Tourism Colloquium    

University of Winchester      

2016                             

The COBRA committee and the aesthetics of emergency politics.

University of Gloucestershire  

Hardwick Gallery

2016                

        

The Art of Crisis: why COBRA RES responds to political events. 

The Gravity Lecture  

Sheffield Hallam University                                                          

2015                    

 

The Politics of Engagement: Art and Social Practice.

Symposium on socially engaged art 

Middlesex University                           

2015                                                                     

 

Curating the COBRA Committee. 

Research Architecture   

Goldsmiths University. London    

2015                                           

                                                                                

                        

 

Teaching

 

 

University of Roehampton: Media, Culture and Language - Undergraduate (Current)

Goldsmiths University London: Art and Politics - Postgraduate (Current)

 

Sheffield Hallam University

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

 

Publications and Articles

 

2015                COBRA 1.9 Flash Fiction (Editor)

2015                COBRA 1.7 newspaper (Editor)

2014                COBRA 1.4-1.6 set of three artists card games with book of texts. (Editor)

2014                COBRA 1.3 DVD and Book (Editor)

2013                The Guardian Newspaper Online ‘Why We Set Up a Second COBRA Committee’ http://gu.com/p/3j7kx

2013                COBRA: 1.1 Publication (Editor)

2012               ‘The Right to be Forgotten – Digital democracy and the politics of inclusive exclusions

                        Multistory from the series: ‘Five Artist booklets’.

2010                Bookbinders Magazine – ‘Artists Respond’

2006                The Economist Magazine, ‘The Traveling Oasis of Absurdity’

Education

 

2016 - 2019     PhD Candidate, The Centre for Curatorial Studies, University of Essex

2010-2012       Masters Degree: Art and Politics, Goldsmiths University, London (Distinction)  

2006-07           Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris 

2005                Platform London: Art and Politics - Further Education Certificate, Birkbeck University

1999 –02         BA Hons Fine Art: Sheffield Hallam University