Current Work

Creative Learning Producer, Midlands Art Centre Birmingham

Lead Producer of Little Geeks Festival at MAC Birmingham, a new bi-annual digital arts festival for 7-12 year olds and families 

 

Education

MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice, Pass with Commendation, Birmingham City University,  2010 - 2012

BA Hons (First Class) History of Art and Design, University of Central England, 2005

 

Awards

Curatorial Development Bursary, New Art West Midlands, April 2016.

Curatorial Work

SOMA Projects, in collaboration with Martin Prosser,SOMA combines an interest in artistic practice that examines performativity and human behaviour through everyday technology. SOMA aims to be inclusive, share knowledge and create new aesthetic experiences. SOMA will work with a series of Associates experts in order to produce innovative performative audience centered events.

Algorythmic Performance & Synthentic Reality new experience in development utilising every day technology, navigation of online spaces and virtual reality gaming platforms.

Earlier Projects 

Performative Curation - Fusion/De-Fusion, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 27 September 2016, a presentation of 6 months research in response to the Curatorial Development Bursary. Featuring the work of Ana Rutter, Martin Prosser, Jess Campbell, Rosella Galindo, Dr Neal Spowage & Danai Papppa. 

now you see us, 6 -11 May 2016, Centrala Art Loft, Digbeth, Birmingham. A performative exhibition examining female form, idealised beauty and queering the golden ratio by Sarah Fortes Meyer and Gay Place.

 

Article Off-Site2 October 2015 1-7pm, Selfridges & Co, Birmingham, part of the Live and Loud event.  7 Disorderly Dramas featuring live performances, video and installation by Tadas Stalyga, Matt Springer & Andy Ingamells, Robert Foster, Paul Newman and David Miller, David Poole, Dan Auluk and Fred Hubble. Co-curated and choreographed with Mona Casey    

 

Collective Representation : the smile and chat policy, from 21 Jan  2015 ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham. In collaboration with performance maker Martin Prosser, this work will combine live performance, film and sound. Artists: Ana Rutter, Tim Pratt, Performers; Anais Lalange, Alicia Kidman, Francesca McLoughlin, Hannah Parsons, Jess Campbell.  An examination of gesture, social structures and corporate policy.  Tim Pratt's films are now available on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nagAI37iRk8  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPN0AfUkN6Y

 

Crash Test Dummies, New Art Gallery Walsall, residency with Strange Ways collective August to October 2014. The residency explored the power relations between artists, curators and audiences, culminating in an interactive murder mystery and a periodic table of feelings. 

 

Pen, Pen Museum, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 15 May - 14 June 2014. As part the Museums at Night event, 18 artists will temporary become part of the Pen Museum. Co-curated with Transient Art.

 

Interaction Order , ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham, 14 January - 4 February 2014, and Live Art Day Worcester, 1 February 2014. Performance Martin David Prosser, Mycah Tequeron, Anais Lalange film and photography Timothy James Pratt, sound Ana Rutter

 

Man(i)festo - Man(o)festo - The Wig vs Strangeways, 9 August 2013

Sara Dobson, Teresa de Miguel Riber, Daniel Salisbury, Alena Adamkova, Elena Cassidy Smith, Harmeet Chagger Khan, Helen Grundy, Vicky Roden and intervention by MSFAC

 

Brilliant Art Birmingham (B.A.B) 17 - 23 April - 2013, featuring the work of Stryx, Aly Grimes, Sophie Bullock, Emma Leppington, Karolina Korupcynska, April Dumbleton and Rachel Holden  www.stryx.co.uk

 

Yesterdays confusion is todays curiosity  Sara Dobson, The Wig, 5 April 2013, solo show with performance by Rose Williams.

 

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Intensive Care Unit,  Birmingham, March 2013 acting as project manager for artists Jenni Schuett and Penny Dixon. 

 

the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, 23 August  & 31 August to 5 October 2012 - Act 1 - The Vaults, Birimingham, Act 2 and Act 3 ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham. Artists, Abigail Duffty, Dan Auluk, Kate Spence, Elena Cassidy-Smith, Martin Bardell, Ole Hagen and Vicky Roden.

 

The Museum of [       ] Objects, Midlands Art Centre, March – 9 September 2012, co-curated with Mona Casey, showcasing 21 emerging and established artists including Matt Smith, Paul Newman, Mel Brimfield, Martin Bardell and The Jackson Twins. The museum can be experienced virtually at www.bcumacurating.tumblr.com

 

Junction Festival of Contemporary Art 2011/2012

Second year of the art and music festival, featuring 48 artists including live art and performance and a site and context specific response. Artists include Grace Williams, Ryan Hughes, Ann Walker, Natalie O Keeffe, Julia Rowley, Julia Snowdin & Sara Middleton,  Frilly, Kate Spence, Kurt Hickson and  Rachel Evans 

Sample it, Loop it, Fuck it, Delete it, The Wig, Birmingham, 14 August 2011, a selected group exhibition with Chris Clinton, Emma Little, Michael Bold and Jeanette Deen. 

 

WORKS, Eagleworks Gallery and Studios, Wolverhampton, 17 June – 1 July 2011 first solo exhibition by Tim Stock.

 

Botanatomica, The Victorian Cabinet, Birmingham City University, 28 March – 10 April, 2011, featuring the work of Rosemary Terry

 

OTHER

SALON, New Art West Midlands, Art Market 13 November – 22 December 2015

Assistant to Rachel Bradley, Director of New Art West Midlands, Art Market for the duration of the exhbiton 

 

RESIDENCIES

Grasslands, 10 & 11 October 2015,  Birmingham, a new curatorial and artistic space by Dan Auluk, I will be using this residency to explore and develop Validation Response.

 

Floor Plan For An Institution, The Meter Room, Coventry, December 2012, facilitated by Vinyl Art Space (Andre de Jong), with artists Lesley Guy, Aly Grimes, Joe Moran, Jammie Nicholas, Rob Hewitt, Suzanne Osborne and Kat Newman.

 

COMPANIS  

I have worked  with Companis Food Provocateurs 2010 to 2014. Project details can be found www.companis.co.uk, projects of note include Down the Rabbit Hole, Library of Birmingham, 2013 , Rude Food Fiesta, Birmingham, 2013, Anarchidinner, Barbican, London, 2011.

 

THE WIG  

Co-founder of The Wig in 2011 to 2014, a fluid space for experimental art and exhibition making, through collaborative practice and informed by a 'making do' philosophy.  

 

Seminar to Birmingham City University MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice, 2015

Seminar to Birmingham City University students 4 December 2013 

 

In conversation with Sara Dobson April 2013 available on sound cloud

 

In conversation with Trevor Pitt Mona Casey and I discussed the curatorial strategy of the Museum of [     ] Objects  @ mac, Birmingham, 17 July 2012

 

Review of BIAD BCU Fine Art Students Degree Show, presentation of my curatorial practice and discussion on professional practice June 2013 and June 2012

 

Seminar to Wolverhampton Fine Art BA Students on the Artist/Curator Experience with Lisa Roffey, March 2011