Contemporary British Artist

b. 1983.

 

EDUCATION

MA Fine Art, 1st Class Honours with distinction. Edinburgh University/ Edinburgh College of Art 2001- 2006.

MA THESIS: "Translating Exile: Identity and Representation in the work of contemporary Iranian Artist Shirin Neshat." Awarded a 1st Class Honours, Edinburgh University 2006. 

 

PROFESSIONAL

Mini-Documentary Film Making Course, Duckrabbit. July 2017

Studiobook 2017, Selected for Mark Devereux Projects Studiobook 17 Artists Professional Development Course.

Film Making Course, Futureworks, Manchester. 2015

Portrait Photography Course, Stills Edinburgh. 2009

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 UPCOMING Studiobook17, Group exhibition, Old Granada Studios, Manchester. Curated by Mark Devereux Projects. 

2017 Utopia Beckons, Add Art UK, Installed in the Public Space, Oldham Road, Manchester.

2017 Greater Manchester Arts Prize, Group exhibition selected by Helen Wewiora (Director of Castlefield Gallery), Paulette Terry Brien (Co-director of The International 3, and Co-curatorial co-ordinator of The Manchester Contemporary), Rachel Goodyear (Artist), Louise Durose (Collector), Andrew Brooks (Photographer).

2017 Framing the Crisis, Group exhibition curated by Vault Collective at System Gallery Newcastle accompanied by a public seminar "Re-imagining the Nation: Togetherness, Belonging and Mobility" led by Dr Claire Sutherland (Durham Univeristy).

2017 Mediterranea, Nomas Projects, Dundee, 16th March- 20th April.

2016 Be Welcome, St Ann's Church, Curated by Lesley Sutton of PassionArt. Manchester | Oct- Nov 2016

2016 Rogue 21, Waterside Art Centre, Sale | Sat 23 July - Sat 22 October 2016.

2016 Europa, Group show at Transition Gallery London, curated by Cathy Lomax. 17th- 25th June. 

2016 Open Studios New Art Spaces, Chorlton, supported by The Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. May 28th.  

2015 Colloquies The Wall @ The Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester. Curated by Rosalind Sandhu- Cartlich. October 8th-Nov 15th. 

2015 New and recent worksThe Alexandria Library, Manchester. July- Sept. 

2015 Art Battle Manchester, The Soup Kitchen, Manchester. 5th June. 

2013 Tracing Presence, The Accumulator Tower, The People's History Museum in conjunction with Manchester University and Platforma Festival, Manchester.

2013 Tracing Presence, Z-Arts, Manchester. A group show in partnership with Virtual Migrants, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, and Asylum Support Housing Advice produce for Refugee Week, a national Festival of Refugee Arts. 

2013 Tracing Presence, The Mustard Tree, Manchester. In partnership with The Boaz Trust. 

2013 Creative Hands Foundation Open Exhibition, Manchester.

2013 Electric Picture House Open, Congleton, Cheshire.

2013 Tracing Presence, St. Peter's Church, Manchester.

2012 Transition, Departure Gallery, London (now HUSK). 

2012 The Cube Open 2011, Cube Gallery, Manchester. 

2011-2012 13th Annual Photographic Processes Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery. Omaha, USA.

2011 We Are All In This Together, Bureau Gallery, Manchester.

2011 SOLAS, St. Peter's Church, Dundee. 

2011 Passage, Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester. 

2009 Treasures of Beni Mellal, Moroccan Ministry of Culture, Beni Mellal & Culturelink International. Morocco.

2008 Visages, Galerie d’ Art Nouiga, Rabat, Morocco. 

2008 Stories of Beni Mellal,  Moroccan Ministry of Culture, Beni Mellal & Culturelink International. Morocco.

2007 Exposition par les Autres, Université Sultan Moulay Slimane, Beni Mellal. Morocco.

 

RESIDENCIES

Artist in Residence, The Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Chorlton. August 2015- Sept 2016

Artist in Residence, in partnership with The Boaz Trust & The Mustard Tree, Manchester. June 2012- Dec 2012.

Artist in Residence, Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester. Feb- April 2011. 

  

TEACHING

2017 Visiting speaker "Mediterranea" Nomas Projects, Dundee. 

2016 Visiting Speaker Be Welcome, St. Ann's Church, Manchester. Nov 2016. 

2016 Visiting Speaker, Nazarene Theological College, Manchester. 

2016 Visiting Speaker, Community Arts Course: Incarnate School, Italy. 

2013 Visiting Speaker, Nazarene Theological College, Manchester. 

2013 Workshop Leader & Project Planner: "Belonging/s" Artist led workshops, with Rolls Crescent Primary School and Z-Arts, Manchester. 

2013 Visiting Speaker, Z-Arts, Manchester. 

2012 Visiting Speaker on the topics of "Immigration" & "A Sense of Place", Canon Slade School, Bolton. 

2012 Workshop Leader & Project Planner: "Meaningful Lives" Produced as part of "5 Ways to Wellbeing". A series of Participatory art workshops with The Boaz Trust, Manchester.

2012 Guest Lecturer on the topic “The Cross Cultural Artist”, Incarnate School, Italy.

2011 Workshop Leader & Producer“Belonging/s Project” The Boaz Trust, Manchester. 

2011 Workshop Leader & Producer: “Passage Project,” Nexus Art Cafe & The Boaz Trust.

2005 Art Teacher (Primary age) Dalit Education Centre, Hyderabad, India. 

 

CURATED

2017 [Upcoming] "Personal Maps" George Sfougaras, The Alexandria Library, Manchester. Oct - Dec 2017. 

2017 "Fabric of Time, Seas of Space" an exhibition by Lori K. GordonThe Alexandria Library, 1st July- 30th September 2017.

2017 "This Cloth: An Archaeology of Identity" an exhibition by Saffina Bhatti. The Alexandria Library, Manchester. 30th March- 24th June.

2016- 2017 "Stitching my Syria Back" an exhibition by Mohamad KhayataThe Alexandria Library, 3rd Dec- 25th Feb 2017. 

2016 Ahmed ElHassanThe Alexandria Library, Manchester. October 22nd- Nov 25th 2016.

2016 "In Search of the Promised Land" by Ashleigh Beattie. The Alexandria Library, Manchester 17th June- 24th Sept. 

2016 Amang Mardokhy. The Alexandria Library, Manchester. 

2015- 2016 Rachel Pearsey "The Coming". The Alexandria Library, Manchester.

2015 Hazel Burns Photography. The Alexandria Library, Manchester.

2013 Angels and Demons, by Graham Husdon. The Life Centre, Sale. 

Sept 2011 Curatorial Intern, Mathaf: The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha Qatar.

2011 No. 1 Paint. Exhibitions Curator; Blank Media Collective, Manchester.

2009 Treasures of Beni Mellal. Moroccan Ministry of Culture, Beni Mellal.  

2008 Visages, Galerie d Art Nouiga, Rabat, Morocco.

2008 Stories of Beni Mellal. Moroccan Ministry of Culture, Beni Mellal.

2007 Exposition par les Autres. Université Sultan Moulay Slimane, Beni Mellal. Morocco, May– June.

 

PUBLICATIONS/ PRESS

"Be Welcome" exhibition catalogue published by PassionArt designed by Micah Purnell. 2016

"Settimo Tamanini: Trees of Great Mothers" by Elizabeth Kwant. ArtWay Visual Meditation April 17 2016.

“Un appel à la vie et à la sagesse” La Matin, Morocco. October 26th

2008. “Snarling dogs, tattooed pigs, a live robot lesson and other degree show highlights.” The Scotsman. June 20th 2006. 

 

AWARDS

2015 & 2017 Seedbed Grant. 

2011 Three Special Recognition Awards by Upstream People Gallery. Omaha, USA. 

2006 The Andrew Grant Bequest. Edinburgh College of Art.