Born in Hull, Yorkshire UK (1982). Currently lives and works in London, UK.
In my work the viewer is not permitted to stand idly by. Theatrical and interactive, my artworks inflate, switch on, and talk back at their audience-implicating them in the processes. In my recent projects, such as, Interlock and Production Methods I have invited the audience to be involved in the artworks development, through a shared collaborative production and allowing them to control the different alternative outcome in the final work. Audiences are able to re-make the work, never seeing the artwork as finished but with multitudes of outcomes. I am interested in challenging the viewer to question their place in society and the different structures we all live by, drawing attention to how larger institutional structures play a role in the way we construct our social space.
In previous projects I have focused my attentions on the peculiarities of corporate culture, decoding the control mechanisms inherent to our current social and economic system that shape human behaviour. Adopting items I discovered in the workplace as materials in my practice, the artworks are often witty re-formulations of found objects and texts. From a warped take on a corporate motivational poster to a play on the competitive style of an after-work game of table tennis, I aim to formulate a shrewd and mischievous analysis of our business influenced environment.
I have a BA in Fine Art, from the University of Leeds. In 2011 I was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant to study an MFA in Computational Studio Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2013 which I was awarded a Distinction. In 2015 I was artist-in-residence at the Florence Trust in London.
I have shown work both in the UK and internationally at venues such as Barbican Centre, Watermans in London, UK, FutureEverything in Manchester, UK, and Yoto Space, International Festival of Audiovisual Arts in St Petersburg, Russia.
Other previous international projects include; co-founder of TINT, co-director of the Tin Shed Gallery in London, assistant curator at the Kasa Galeri in Istanbul, and I have previously worked on the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and co-editor of several publications at Leonardo Electronic Almanac.
Artist CV available here