CV

2020

We See You Now, research & development project supported by ACE, ends in May. Plus development support from New Writing South, Live Art Development Agency, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, Writing Our Legacy.

Associate Research Fellow, Birkbeck University. Artweeks online contributor, School of Arts with debut of We See You Now (audio work).

Resident Artist (now online) and touring show, We Are Commoners (MAC and Craftspace, Birmingham), part of National AHRC project, Crafting the Commons.

2018-19

Artist in Residence, Our Place for Brighton People’s Theatre, at Brighton Festival

Featured Writer (words and images), Hidden Sussex anthology. Writing Our Legacy project.

Commissioned artist, Shopkeepers of the World, for Quiet Down There / De La Warr Pavillion

Lead artist / facilitator, Makers of Change and One Day workshop programmes for Quiet Down There and A Woman’s Place across the South East. (Curated by Day + Gluckman).

2018

Awarded TLC (The Literary Agency) Free Read bursary from New Writing South for a book of stories in development

Lead artist, engagement programme for A Woman’s Place project, in partnership with Quiet Down There

Awarded seed research grant for So Many Gifts, by Guerrand Hermes Foundation for Peace

2017

Lead artist, Revolutionary Makers installation for Women of the World Festival, Hull City of Culture

2016

National artist-in-Residence, RISING global peace forum, Coventry, UK.

Appointed Associate Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, London until 2019.

Tall Tales touring, group show, London, Rochdale, Glasgow.

R+D Fourth Wall/ Through a Wall supported by Arts Council England, Guerrand Hermes Foundation for Peace

 In conversation with Philosopher Sacha Golob as part of a series of Visual Arts and Philosophy Salons at Fernandez and Wells, Somerset House, London. Free. Details here

 In conversation at the Stuart Hall Library at INIVA with Dr Christine  Checinska -Shaw.

Resident Artist (March /AprilBlast Theory, UK

Speaker, Theatre Conversation: approaching socially Engaged practice’,  Birkbeck University, London

2015

Through a Wall, collaborative project in development with Cultural Institute at Kings College/3FF

Connect! Artist for Museums at Night, event in October 2015 with Freud Museum, London.

Burning The Books, collaborative performance work, touring. Supported by Arts Council England.

The Beginnings of That Freedome, group show, Westminster Hall, London for Parliament In the Making Historic Anniversaries Programme

Freedom Square, Barking

 2013 – 14

Child’s Play, installation, Imperial War Museum North for Asia Triennial Manchester 2014

All is not Lost, installation, Museum of Picardy, Amiens / Festival of Art, Cities and Landscape

Artist in residence,  Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

The Gifts (2010) shown at Hangzhou Triennial, Zhejiang Museum, China.

Burning The Books, live intervention work, touring to 2015. Supported by Arts Council England.

The Gifts of The Departed, solo show – sculptures, Manchester Craft and Design Centre.

New Players, New Roles: British-Iranian Art, Group show, 100 Years Gallery, London.

Freedom Square, participatory textile installation, Night of Festivals, touring to August ’14.

2010 – 2012 

Burning The Books, one-off live intervention for Giving Into Gift, Bluecoat, Liverpool. 

Material Matters: memory and identity, Guest speaker, Goldsmiths University, London.

Chasing Mirrors: Portraits of the Unseen, collaborative installation commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery/John Lyon’s charity.

The Gifts 1-999, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Large-scale installation commissioned through the shape of things national programme.

Dream On, book installation at QEH, South Bank Centre.

Arts Foundation Award Nominee, Textile Arts

20082009

The Bibliomancer’s Dream, book installation, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre.

Crafting Space, textile installation at Origin: The London Crafts Fair, Somerset House. Commissioned by Crafts Council. Both collaborations with sculptor Willow Winston.

Year of Artistic R+D supported by ACE/Goldsmiths (Mentor: Prof Janis Jefferies)

2005 – 7

Mother-to-Mother, artist residency and online artwork, Stream Arts, East Greenwich.

The Loom: From Text to Textile, interactive installation, The Basement, Brighton, ASF Weave and online. Supported by New Work Network / ACE. Exhibited 2007 at Goldsmiths University

2003 – 4

1 + 1 = 3, director. Runner-up, ICA Best Short Film, HSF Festival. Screened internationally.

Artist residency, Turkish community, Queensbridge Trust/Immediate Theatre, Hackney

Abandon group show installation, Substation Project Space, Margate.

 

2001 – 2

Space within the Real, debut installation at artist’s home, Marine Parade, Brighton Festival Fringe (MA Final project, University of Westminster).

Labculture digital residency both years.

Memo, digital commission, PVA /Lighthouse (Hospital Festival), Brighton and Bridport Museum. Collaboration with writer Fredrik Lloyd.

 

EDUCATION

1999 – 2001: MA in Art and Media Practice, University of Westminster, London.

1996 – 97: B-Tec in Electronic Media, Hoxton Bibliotech, London.

1995 – 96: Diploma in TV / Video production and Animation, Media Productions, London.

1988 – 94: Lived, taught and exhibited as a painter in Paris, France.

1986 – 87: Art Foundation course, Maidstone College of Art, UK.

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