ROWLAND HILL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Work / Dates / Info 
                                                                                                                                                                                   


Contact

rowlandhill@mail.com
︎ @row.land.hill
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Press / Features


A Thing Unseen: An interview with Rowland Hill, Still Life Issue 4: Ways to Disappear

Tha-at’s right available to stream on
6x6 project

On Location: An assembly, The Wire, Issue 418 - review of Tha-at’s right

Trip Report: An Assembly play Charlie Usher and Rowland Hill, Boring like a Drill, 16/10/18

Ten Artists to Watch, Elephant, 24/07/18

Rowland Hill’s Digital Relics and Provocation,
5  Questions, Elephant, 09/07/18



Publications



Still Life Issue #4: Ways to
Dissapear


Brgy. Unbound Press


Small Press Project vinyl
record,  Slade School of Fine
Art

Rowland Hill (b. 1989) is an artist based in Manchester working across performance, moving image, writing and sound. Her work investigates the ways in which power operates on and through the body, in particular how non-verbal communication is translated and systematised into words, images and ideologies. She frequently works both as a solo performer and through co-creative processes with others. In 2017 she was awarded the Clare Winsten Memorial Award from The Slade in London, where she recently graduated with a Masters in Fine Art.

Recent exhibitions and performances include: Raven Row, London (2019), Organon, Denmark (2019), Charlton Gallery, London (2017), Flux Factory, New York (2017), Aldeburgh Music (2016), Splendor, Amsterdam (2015), the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2015).

Rowland is also the founder and co-director of Video Jam, an award winning platform described as ‘leading audiovisual masterminds’ (Time Out) and ‘badass audiovisual witches’ (Soda_Jerk) dedicated to curating, commissioning and presenting moving image works with live sound. She has worked with The Barbican Art Centre (2018), Wellcome Collection (2017), Royal Northern College of Music (2017), FACT, Liverpool (2016), Manchester Art Gallery (2015), Abandon Normal Devices (2013) and many more.


Performing EAR ACTION by Neo Hülker & Stellan Veolce, with An assembly at London Contemporary Music Festival, Ambika P3, London, December 2017. Photo: Dimitri Djuric.

CV
b. 1989, Leicester (UK)

e: rowlandhill@mail.com
w: www.rowland-hill.com
i: @row.land.hill
t: +44 (0)7974476149

Education
2018  MA Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London (Distinction)
2012  Foundation in Art and Design, Manchester School of Art (Distinction)
2011  BA Drama and English, University of Manchester (1st Class Hons)

Solo + Duo Exhibitions 
2019  Interesting Times, ilyd.nu, UK/DK (cur. by Dyveke Bredsdorff)
2015  Elsie and Hannah, The Whitworth Art Gallery, UK (w/ Hannah Buckley)
2015  Studio, The Northern Charter, Newcastle, UK (cur. by Tess Denman-Cleaver)

Group Shows
2019  Time Crush, Organon, Odense, DK
2019  neo:art prize exhibition, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, UK
2019  Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, US
2019  22nd International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, The Tetley, Leeds, UK
2019  What’s on the Cards? Barbecue, Manchester, UK
2018  London Radical Book Fair, Goldsmiths University, London, UK       
2018  The Hand of the Artist, Old Telephone Exchange, London, UK (cur. by Roaming Room)
2018  Graduate Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
2018  In So Many Words, The Portico Library, Manchester, UK (cur. by James Moss)
2017  Three - Rua Dom Carlos, Mascarenhas n.22, Lisbon, PT   
2017  Many Hares Running, Charlton Gallery, London, UK
2016  DADA 100, The Wonder Inn, Manchester, UK (cur. by Collective North)   
2015  A Pixel Or Digit?, Parfitt Gallery, London, UK (cur. by Turf Projects)
2015  Tracing Paper, Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK
2015  Diving into the Wreckage, The Old Police Station, London, UK
2015  Spaces in-between, Doomed Gallery, London, UK
2014  Show & Thumb, Paramount Books, Manchester, UK
2014  Parallel Vienna, Altes Zollamt, Vienna, AU
2014  Flatpack, Federation House, Manchester, UK (cur. by Amy Lawrence)
2014  Cue: Art in Manchester, group show, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, UK (cur. by James Moss)

Screenings
2019  Fracto Film Encounter, ACUD, Berlin, GE
2019  The Lived Female Body in Performance Symposium, Live Art Bistro, Leeds, UK
2018  An assembly: D’Heudieres, Hill, Usher, 3 part UK film screening including Centrala, Birmingham, UK
2017  Cinema Flux, Flux Factory, New York City, US
2016  Kgnm Fest, Cologne, GE
2016  Open Studios, Aldeburgh Music, UK
2016  ddmmyy, Sandbar, Manchester, UK
2016  Science in the City Festival, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchesterm, UK
2015  London Short Film Festival, ICA, London, UK
2015  FOKUS Video Fest, Copenhagen Contemporary Arts Centre, DK
2015  Broadcast, Liverpool Small Cinema, Liverpool, UK
2015  Elsie and Hannah, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2015  Snakebox and Friends, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, UK
2014  Delia Derbyshire Day, 5 part UK film screening including The Horse Hospital, London, UK
2014  Quays Culture Northern Artists' Film, Salford, UK
2014  Bunker, Salon Flux, London, UK
2014  Project RE:Rite, Royal Northern College of Music, UK
2014  Sonic Fusion Film Festival, Salford University and The University of Chicago, US

Performances (own work)
2019  Interjectional Exercises, Soundings, Raven Row, London, UK
2019  Interjectional Exercises, The Portico Library, Manchester, UK (commissioned by Manifest Arts)
2019  Interesting Times, Post Paradise, Centrala, Birmingham, UK
2019  The Hands of God, Against the run of play, St Paul’s House, Deptford Market Yard, London, UK
2017  Stress leads to unusual words often, Slade interim show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
2018  Visible Speech, performance with Manchester Deaf Centre, The Portico Library, Manchester, UK
2017  untitled, Small Press Sound Project, Slade Research Centre, London, UK
2017  Stress leads to unusual words often, Progress/Regress, Crypt Gallery, London, UK
2017  Stress leads to unusual words often, Authentic Tongues, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK
2017  untitled, Smiling Hog’s Head Ranch, Queens, NYC, US (with Flux Factory residents)
2016  Slow Dramatic Ending, Abeerance, Platform Southwark, London, UK
2016  OWTRIISH, Praxis, The Advisory, London, UK
2016  I have never been anywhere so long, Emergency Festival, Z Arts, Manchester, UK
2015  Tape Talk, Splendor, Amsterdam, NL
2015  Tape Talk, Mayhem, Copenhagen, DK
2015  Tape Talk, Del Rex, Berlin, GE
2015  Tape Talk, The Apiary, London, UK
2014  OWTRISH, Fluxus, Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK

Performer of work by others
2019  (forthcoming) Performer, works by John Cage, The Lowry, Salford, UK
2019  Performer, Tape Piece by Andy Ingamells & Maya Verlaak, The Bomb Factory, London, UK
2018  Performer, we shall run by Yvonne Rainer, UK premiere, LCMF, Ambika P3, London, UK
2018  Performer, cus I’ve been acting like sour milk spilled on the floor, Josh Virtz, SET Studios, London, UK
2018  Performer, Tate and the Lyle-ettes by Rosa Johan-Uddoh, The Henry Moore Room, Tate Britain, UK
2018  Performer, Tape Piece by Andy Ingamells & Maya Verlaak, Body as Archive, Slade Research Centre, London
2018  Performer, Why are all my tutors white, baby? by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Slade Research Centre, London, UK
2017  Performer, Book Concerto by Elizabeth S. Clark / EAR ACTION by Neo Hülker & Stellan Veolce / Tape Piece by Andy Ingamells and Maya Verlaak, Lcmf, Ambika P3, London, UK
2016  Performer and production design, Side Step by Legroom, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, UK

Awards + Grants
2019  a-n Artist Bursary
2018  Dean’s Fund, Slade School of Fine Art
2018  Manchester Culture Award (w/ Video Jam)
2018  Shortlisted for the Duveen Award
2017  The Clare Winsten Memorial Award, Slade School of Fine Art
2017  UCL Changemakers Grant
2017  Shortlisted for the Sekforde Trust
2015  Creative Skillset Grant
2015  Shortlisted for a Sky Arts Scholarship (w/ Video Jam)

Nominations
2018  Aspen Digital Art Prize, Slade School of Fine Art
2018  Adrian Carruthers Studio Award, Slade School of Fine Art
2018  Boise Travel Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art
2017  ACS Bursary Prize, Slade School of Fine Art

Residencies
2017  Flux Factory, Long Island, New York City, US
2016  Inventory, Brgy, London - with composer Jack Sheen, UK
2016  Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK
2016  Aldeburgh Music, Aldeburgh - with violinist Sarah Saviet, UK
2015  REACT, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester - with Legroom, UK
2015  Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK

Publications + Writing
2019  (forthcoming) Editor of ‘Body as Archive’, exhibition catalogue, Slade Press                                         
2018  ‘Brgy. South Kensington’, exhibition catalogue, published by UnBound. View.
2018  SPP 3, Small Press Project vinyl publication, curated by Hannah Dargavel-Leafe
2017  ‘Copy Copy’, The Small Press Project
2015  Catalogue essay for Feint by James Moss, published by Fuse Arts Space, Bradford
2015  Script editor and director for ‘Fleck, Flob, Flop’ by Joe Snape

Selected curated projects     
2019  Co-curator with Dyveke Bredsdorff
           Soundings, a performative listening event, Raven Row, London
           with works by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Reman Sadini, Jessa Mockridge, Jo Pester and Karolina Stellaki

2018  Curator
           Body as Archive; an exhibition of 18 live works & film programme, Slade Research Centre, London            
           with works by Sondra Perry, Jayne Parker, Jennifer Walshe, Onyeka Igwe, Gabriella Hirst, Kimberley Beach
           Supported by The Dean’s Fund, Slade School of Fine Art

2018  Film curator
           Video Jam x Basquiat, Barbican Hall, London
            Six commissioned video works by Victoria Keddie, Ephraim Asili, Gabriella Ledet, Topher Campbell
            Supported by Arts Council England, The Barbican and The Jonathan Ruffer Foundation

2017  Film curator
           Video Jam takeover, Manchester Museum
            with films by Jan Svankmajer, Webb-Ellis, Vimukthi Jayasundar, archive films from the Wellcome Collection

2017  Co-curator with Ralph Pritchard
           Show & Tell, artist talk, A.M, London - Rosa Johan-Uddoh, Laura Hindmarsh & Alice Lea

Teaching
2019  Masterclass for Filmmaking BA Talent Lab, Manchester School of Art
2019  Mentor for graduating Manchester School of Art BA Film students

Talks + Engagements                           
2019  Judge for ‘Gallery Work’ award, Move Film Festival, Manchester School of Art
2018  Performance Workshops, Manchester Deaf Centre
2018  Artist talk, Loughborough High School
2018  Judge for TENT Academy Awards Film Festival 2018
2016  Workshops, Brighter Sound, Manchester
2016  Artist talk, HOME, Manchester
2015  Artist talk, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
2015  Artist talk, Whitworth Young Contemporaries, Zion Arts Centre, Manchester
2015  Workshops, Blaze Festival, Burnley
2014  Workshop, Falmouth University
2014  Artist talk, Kino shorts, Manchester

Press + Features
2019  ‘A Thing Unseen: An interview with Rowland Hill’, Still Life Issue 4: Ways to Disappear
2019  Wotisart? June 2019 Issue
2019  A5 magazine, February 2019 Issue  
2018  ‘On Location: An assembly’, The Wire, Issue 418 - review of Tha-at’s right
2018  ‘Trip Report: An Assembly play Charlie Usher and Rowland Hill’, Boring like a Drill, 16/10/18
2018  ‘Ten Artists to Watch’, Elephant, 24/07/18
2018  ‘Rowland Hill’s Digital Relics and Provocation’, 5 Questions, Elephant, 09/07/18
2018  ‘Unmissable Culture of 2018’, The Guardian 02/01/18 - preview of Video Jam x Basquiat
2015  ‘Young, Creative and Manc, i-D, 30/06/15








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