I am an artist based in Manchester working across performance and film. My current projects include Interesting Times which explores ‘Euro’ genres of 1990s electronic music and Rowland’s Leaving with artist Darren Nixon, with whom I release weekly videos stemming from our shared interest in club culture and fantasy world building. I am drawn to working in live contexts where I often use processes of reenactment and heightened drama to deconstruct the form and function of performance. Most recently I was commissioned by artist Mark Leckey and the Turner Contemporary Gallery to create my performance-installation Fluchtpunkt for an event staged at Dreamland in Margate. 

I have more than ten years experience curating events which include Soundings, a listening event at Raven Row; Body as Archive, a performance exhibition staged in promenade across the Woburn Centre, London; and Interjectional Exercises, an ongoing series of provocations on speech, gesture and British Sign Language. I have collaborated and toured with composers and musicians, most recently creating the performance-installation Opera with composer Jack Sheen for the Holden Gallery in Manchester. I also perform live work by other artists across visual and sound art contexts: all documentation is at my performance archive.

From 2012 - 2022 I worked as co-director of Video Jam [‘leading audiovisual masterminds’ - Time Out], an event series dedicated to commissioning and presenting programmes of artist film with live sound and music. I co-created 50+ events around the UK and internationally, working with institutions including the British Council, the Barbican Art Centre, Whitworth Art Gallery, BBC Philharmonic and the Wellcome Collection. In 2018 Video Jam received a Manchester Culture Award. 



2016-18  MA Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, London [Distinction]
2008-11  BA Drama and English, The University of Manchester [1st class honours]

Performances & Commissions

2023   Basket 3 - SOUP, Manchester
2022   Salamagundy, curated by Mark Leckey, commissioned by Turner Contemporary - Dreamland,
2021   Performance Two, curated by Elysia Lukoszevieze - PINK Gallery, Manchester
2021   Do you think you’re better off alone? - VIRTUALLYREALITY festival [online]
2020  Do you think you’re better off alone? - The Royal Standard, Liverpool [online]
2019   Soundings - Raven Row, London
2019   Opera, curated by Zoe Watson - The Holden Gallery, Manchester
2019   Interjectional Exercises - The Portico Library, Manchester
2019   Post Paradise - Centrala, Birmingham
2019   Against the Run of Play - St Paul’s House, Deptford Market Yard, London
2019   Archway Sound Symposium, curated by Hannah Dargavel-Leafe - 5 Years Gallery, London
2018   The Hand of the Artist - The Old Telephone Exchange, London
2018   Visible Speech - The Portico Library, Manchester
2017    Progress/Regress - Crypt Gallery, London
2017    Cinema Flux - Flux Factory, New York City
2017    Authentic Tongues, curated by G Going-Lucas - Bloomsbury Theatre, London
2017    Small Press Sound Project, curated by Hannah Dargavel-Leafe - The Woburn Centre, London
2016   Emergency Festival - Z-Arts, Manchester
2016   Abeerance - Platform Southwark, London
2016   Praxis - The Advisory, London
2015   Fleck, 10 part UK and EU tour - including Splendor, Amsterdam; Mayhem, Copenhagen
2015   Flatpack, curated by Amy Lawrence - Federation House, Manchester
2015   Studio, curated by Tess Denman-Cleaver - The Northern Charter, Newcastle
2013   Fluxus - Contact Theatre, Manchester


2022  Winter Special, No Bounds Radio [online]
2022  UK New Artists -  Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester
2021   Microneme x Holden Gallery - Wuhan and Manchester [online]
2021   Listening project at the Holden Gallery, The Holden Gallery, Manchester [online]
2020  Visions in the Nunnery, curated by Hetain Patel - Bow Arts, London
2020  Hold On, curated by trans-collective - The Koppel Project, London
2019   The Lived Female Body in Performance Symposium - Live Art Bistro, Leeds
2019   Bankley Open Call - Bankley Gallery, Manchester
2019   Interesting Times - ilyd.nu, UK/DK [online]
2019   Time Crush - Organon, Odense
2019   neo:art prize exhibition - Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
2019   Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles       
2019   22nd International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair - The Tetley, Leeds
2018   London Radical Book Fair - Goldsmiths University, London
2018   In So Many Words, curated by James Moss - The Portico Library, Manchester
2017    Three - Rua Dom Carlos, Mascarenhas n.22, Lisbon
2017    Many Hares Running - Charlton Gallery, London
2016   A Pixel Or Digit?, curated by Turf Projects - Parfitt Gallery, London
2016   Tracing Paper - Paper Gallery, Manchester
2016   Diving into the Wreckage - The Old Police Station, London
2016   Science in the City Festival - Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
2016   Show & Thumb - Paramount Books, Manchester
2016   DADA 100 - The Wonder Inn, Manchester 
2014   Spaces in-between - Doomed Gallery, London
2014   Parallel Vienna - Altes Zollamt, Vienna
2013   Cue: Art in Manchester, curated by James Moss - Piccadilly Place, Manchester


2021   No-body’s room x LUX - The Room Projects, Paris
2020  Correspondance / Correspondence, curated by Sam Meech - Videographé, Montreal
2019   Fracto Film Encounter - ACUD, Berlin
2018   An assembly, curated by Jack Sheen - 3 part UK film screening including Centrala, Birmingham
2016   Kgnm Fest - Cologne
2016   Open Studios, Aldeburgh Music
2016   Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka
2016   ddmmyy - Sandbar, Manchester
2015   London Short Film Festival - ICA, London
2015   FOKUS Video Fest - Copenhagen Contemporary Arts Centre
2015   Broadcast - Liverpool Small Cinema, Liverpool
2015   Elsie and Hannah premiere - Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
2014   Delia Derbyshire Day - 5 part UK film screening including The Horse Hospital, London; Norwich
            Arts Centre; Cube Microplex, Bristol
2014   Quays Culture Northern Artists' Film - Salford Media City
2014   Project RE:Rite - Royal Northern College of Music
2014   Sonic Fusion Film Festival - Salford University and The University of Chicago
2015   London Short Film Festival - ICA, London
2015   Broadcast - Liverpool Small Cinema, Liverpool
2015   Snake box & Friends - Live Art Bistro, Leeds
2015   Video Jam x Jeremy Deller - Manchester Art Gallery


2021   The Winner Takes it All, with Gabriella Hirst - Montez Press Radio, New York City
2020  Spaces-in-Between, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
2019   Soundings, Raven Row, London
2018   Body as Archive, exhibition of 18 live performances, Slade Research Centre
2018   Video Jam x Basquiat, the closing event to Basquiat: Boom for Real, the Barbican Hall
2017    Video Jam - with the Wellcome Collection and Manchester Science Festival - Manchester

2017    Video Jam, Knockdown Centre, Brooklyn, NY
2016   Show & Tell - with Ralph Pritchard - A.M, London
2016   Video Jam, FACT, Liverpool
2016   Video Jam, Whitworth Art Gallery
2015   Video Jam, Manchester Jewish Museum
2015   Video Jam x Jeremy Deller, Manchester Art Gallery
2014   SPACES - with Slip imprint - 3 part UK tour funded by Arts Council England including The Vaults, 
2013   Video Jam, Abandon Normal Devices, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
2010   36 exp - with Jack Howard - photography exhibition featuring work by 36 artists, Blankspace,


2023  Hospitalfield, Scotland (upcoming)
2023  Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, with artist Darren Nixon
2017   Flux Factory, New York City
2017   Inventory, London, with composer Jack Sheen 
2016  Aldeburgh Music
2015  Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, with Sidestep collective
2015  Paper Gallery, Manchester
2013  CANVAS, Ibiza, with studio members of Islington Mill  

Grants and Schemes

2021  The Exchange, an alternative learning project co-organised by Eastside Projects
2019  Jerwood Bursary
2019  a-n Artist Bursary
2018  Dean’s Fund, Slade School of Fine Art
2018  Manchester Culture Award [for Video Jam]
2017   The Clare Winsten Memorial Award, Slade School of Fine Art
2017   UCL Changemakers Grant
2017   Shortlisted for the Sekforde Trust Scholarship
2016  Brighter Sound artist development scheme hosted by musician Anna Meredith, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
2015   Creative Skillset Grant
2014   BFI and LUX Experimenta Forum

Talks, Teaching and Engagements         
2023  Artist talk for third year and MA Film Studies students, Manchester School of Art
2021   Panel Contributor, “From a culture of crisis to a culture of learning“, Westminster University
2020  Workshop Leader, Contact Theatre, Manchester [online]
2019  Mentor for graduating Manchester School of Art BA Film students
2019  Masterclass Leader for Filmmaking BA Talent Lab, Manchester School of Art
2019  Judge for ‘Gallery Work’ award, Move Film Festival, Manchester School of Art
2018  Workshop Leader, Manchester Deaf Centre
2018  Judge for TENT Academy Awards Film Festival
2016  Workshop Leader, Brighter Sound, Manchester
2016  Artist talk - HOME, Manchester
2015  Workshop Leader, Blaze Festival, Burnley
2015  Workshop Leader, Blaze Festival, Accrington
2015  Career talk for Northern Film + Media - Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
2015  Whitworth Young Contemporaries, Z-Arts, Manchester

Publications and Writing    

2022  Interruptions: Sounds Published by The Holden Gallery
2022  Maternal Performance, Feminist Relations by Lena Šimić and Emily Underwood-Lee,
            Palgrave MacMillan
2021  ‘hold on’ exhibition catalogue, The Koppel Project
2018  ‘Brgy. South Kensington’, exhibition catalogue published by UnBound
2018  SPP 3, Small Press Project vinyl publication, curated by Hannah Dargavel-Leafe
2015  Catalogue essay for Feint by James Moss, published by Fuse Arts Space, Bradford
2015  Script editor for ‘Fleck, Flob, Flop’ by Joe Snape

Press and Features

2021  HOAX Publication featured artist
2019  Featured artist for Ambit Issue 238
2019  ‘A Thing Unseen: An interview with Rowland Hill’, Still Life Issue 4: Ways to Disappear
2019  A5 magazine, February 2019 Issue  
2019  6x6 featured artist
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


The Portico Library, Manchester
Private collections