glasgow based artist working with subversive dramaturgies across performance, actionism, theatre and film
to unpack and make mess of personal narratives around intimacy, shame, belonging and violence__


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Recent projects:

24th-27th September 2021: Membrane in collaboration with Alejandro Ruiz for Glasgow Open House Festival.

Ruiz and I are currently embarking upon an experimental collaboration in performance and projections. Responding to our shared interests in the body as a tool, method and concept carrier for performing narratives in sculptural and textural materialities. Using a window in our flat as an opportunity to display results of this collaboration – most likely to be projected live performances viewable from outside – the window will become a screen of expanded cinema using light, analogue and digital projections in conjunction with bodily interactions. We will collage prefabricated objects and fleshy materials with imagery from; local surroundings, spaces of privacy and personal domesticity. We are interested in the window as a metaphor of public and private intimacies, a gateway to what is exposed and what is concealed, and how the window can become a form of post-jewellery, an amplified living skin to witness.

25th-27th August 2021: Re:STORE (trust), residential workshop by Sandra Johnston at Performance Space, Folkestone.

“In the unfolding circumstances of the past year where interpersonal connections have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, how can performance art be reconfigured to address an uneasy new body-phobic social consciousness? I suggest that one of the central ideas that gives performance art agency as a discipline is the range of intimacies that can be tested and opened up through myriad acts of close witnessing. In this workshop we will explore together various ways that trust might be reconstructed, or restored between self and others, including more-than-human relationships and perspectives. Moving between a scale of viewing distance, touching distance, breathing distance, with the aim not to rupture but to respect the parameters of how we sense these sensitive borders, we will consider how intimacy might be redefined. Furthermore, can we still trust ourselves to engage through attuning practices?”

4th September 2021: She's a bit much at Market Gallery with Catalina Barroso-Luque and Jude Browning.

She’s a bit much hosts writing, performance documentation, research links and transcribed conversations between Catalina, Jude and their invited contributors; Conor Baird, Lía García, Anne Lesley Selcer and Nico Novatore. She's a bit much considers thresholds one can cross into the excessive, in correlation to the gendered delineation of these parameters. Our project pauses where the acceptable touches on unpalatable excess. She’s a bit much explores the performativity of these thresholds in relation to ranting.


Exhibitions, Performances, Screenings
Membrane, Glasgow Open House Festival, Glasgow SCT.
She's a bit much, online publication & research project by Catalina Barroso-Luque & Jude Browning.
the Rotundas, Mycelia Issue 4 Launch, live performance created for Zoom.

Vibration Lets Me Know You Are There, Market Gallery Radio Series, broadcast online.
Stain, broadcast on Radiophrenia, Glasgow FM & online.

DOG UNIT, Glasgow Autonomous Space, Glasgow SCT.
I Want to Know What Love is, After School Special, Landmark Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen NO.
Stain, James Arnott Theatre, Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow SCT.
Experiment 3, James Arnott Theatre, Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow SCT.
Reverse It, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow SCT.
Hopelessly Devoted, The Garment Factory, Glasgow SCT.

SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland, Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow SCT.
Pouring On House, CCA Cinema, Glasgow SCT.
Can We Still Be Friends, Guest Projects, London ENG.
Summer Camp Showreel, Eastside Projects, Birmingham ENG.
Syllabus III x Tough Matter, Delicious Clam, Sheffield ENG.
SCRATCH #11 with Only Skin Theatre, Pipe Factory, Glasgow SCT.
more of an avalanche with Syllabus III, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge ENG.
FORWARD, Recent Activity, Birmingham ENG.
Bring Back the Mountains, South Block, Glasgow SCT.

BUZZCUT Double Thrills, CCA, Glasgow SCT.
Can I Be Me, The Northern Charter, Newcastle ENG.
You're Too Kind, with Thank You Very Much, David Dale Secret Garden, Glasgow SCT.
Trans-fixed, GENERATORprojects, Dundee SCT.

something about breaking limbs off statues, GENERATORprojects, Dundee SCT.
Company with Florida Collective, Summerhall, Edinburgh SCT.
Mucho Más Mayo, Muralla Bizantina, Cartagena ES.
SUPERNOVIA, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow SCT.
Sticky Honey, Laurieston Arches, Glasgow SCT.

TEMPORARY STUDIO: LIVE (3), Temporary Studio, Aberdeen SCT.
//BUZZCUT// 2015, The Pearce Institute, Glasgow SCT.

Underneath the Art Shed, Laurieston Arches, Glasgow SCT.
Tempting Failure, The Island, Bristol ENG.
Table of Submissions, The Art Shed Collective, Edinburgh SCT.
Kaleidoscope, The Virginia Gallery, Glasgow SCT.
Draw In, St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh SCT.
Vision & Values, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow SCT.
//BUZZCUT// 2014, The Pearce Institute, Glasgow SCT.
Bricolage (Glasgow International), The Pipe Factory, Glasgow SCT.
A NATeRnL MISTAKE: x The B_i_g Cut Up ./STURB en (ritual transformation), Stereo, Glasgow SCT.
performingNOW!, GENERATORprojects, Dundee SCT.
Promenade, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen SCT.
RSA New Contemporaries 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh SCT.
Afflux, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow SCT.

Performance Nights 1, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow SCT.
Guimarães noc noc 3, Guimarães PT.
Best of Degree Show, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow SCT.
Recurring (Degree Show), Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen SCT.
LIVE WINDOW, Seventeen, Aberdeen SCT.
performingNOW!, GENERATORprojects, Dundee SCT.
the moment has to arrive, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen SCT.
VARIA, Foyer Restaurant and Gallery, Aberdeen SCT.
HERSELF, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen SCT.

IN exactly THIS, Kunstvlaai 2012, Amsterdam NL.
Warm-Up, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen SCT.
Performance Mini-Festival, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen SCT.
At what point I thought orange is yellow?, B93, Enschede NL.
PAE#4 OBJECT, Wolfart Projectspaces, Rotterdam NL.
The Email, AKI ArtEZ, Enschede NL.

HERSELF, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen SCT.
SYRUP SOAK, Project Slogan, Aberdeen SCT.
BAIRD & BURT: TWO OBJECTIVES, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen SCT.

they are not yours, they are not mine, they are someone else’s most of the time, Project Slogan, Aberdeen SCT.

Education and Training
MLitt Theatre & Performance Practices, with Distinction: University of Glasgow, SCT, 2018-2019.
Syllabus III: Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire and Iniva, UK, 2017-2018.
Market Gallery Committee Member, Glasgow SCT, 2015-2017.
BA(Hons) Sculpture, with First Class Honours: Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen SCT, 2009-2013.
Erasmus study programme: AKI ArtEZ, Enschede NL, 2012.

Roles and Curatorial
Performance Assistant for 'Walk, Hands, Eyes' by Myriam Lefkowitz, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh SCT, 2019-2020.
Workshop Artist for Underpinning, The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen SCT, 2018.
Lead Artist for Beta-Beta Residency with Bobby Sayers, Braemar SCT, 2016.
Performance Workshops Facilitator with Ash McNaughton at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen SCT, 2016.
Programme Assistant at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire SCT, 2015.
Artist panel talk: “Can you see me now? Perceptions of Intimacy” at Tempting Failure 2014, Bristol ENG.
the moment has to arrive – curator of live art event at Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen SCT, 2013.
Founding Co-Director at SLUPP, a domestic gallery in Aberdeen SCT, 2012-2013.
Co-Founder of artist collective HERSELF, 2011-2013.
Intern at Project Slogan, Aberdeen SCT, 2011-2012.

Residencies and Workshops
Re:STORE (trust), residential workshop by Sandra Johnston, ]performance s p a c e[, Folkestone ENG, 2021.
LADA DIY 15: marikiscrycrycry, SH4ME/[N0 SH4ME] workshop, Glasgow SCT, 2018.
Live Art (Both Pronunciations) residential workshop with Anne Bean [selected by CCA Glasgow], CAMP, Aulus-les-Bains FR, 2018.
3O/3O participant, 12øcollective, 2018.
Mhor Farr Residency, Mellon Udrigle SCT, 2017.
Interdisciplinary Residency, Hospitalfield, Arbroath SCT, 2017.
LADA DIY 13: FK Alexander, HEAVY META(L) residential workshop, Folkestone ENG, 2016.
AADK Spain Residency, Blanca, Murcia ES, 2016.
CAMP BREAKDOWN BREAK DOWN residential workshop, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire SCT, 2015.
The Nightshift Residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire SCT, 2015.
Body Weather workshop, Glasgow SCT, 2013.
PAStudies #26 | object trouvé residential workshop, Rotterdam NL, 2012.
Collaborative residency with Marina Burt at Limousine Bull, Aberdeen SCT, 2011.

Awards and Other
Creative Scotland Visual Art & Craft Maker Award, 2021.
Hedera Felix Editorial Mentorship, 2020.
Scottish Funding Council Bursary, 2018.
Hope Scott Trust Grant, 2016.
George Davidson's Trust Art Scholarship, 2013.
It Doesn’t Feel Like it Does’, dissertation made part of Robert Gordon University Library’s public collection, 2013.