My socially engaged practice is informed by social structures and institutional frameworks in a dialogical manner and adapts to diverse contexts. Employing humour and improvisation, my work has become increasingly collaborative and I am directly influenced by the people I work with. By paying close attention to individual stories, the work I make resonates and explores broader social and political issues.
I am interested in exploring the politics of living together by working with communities for long periods of time and confronting ‘the contradictory pull between (artistic) autonomy and social intervention’ (Claire Bishop).
Since graduating from CSM, Byam Shaw in 2006, my work has taken me to care homes in the U.K (NHHT, Cubitt), refugee camps in Europe, Zavod’s in Slovenia and Schools in India (Krishnamurti Foundation India) and Ghana.
I am a qualified lecturer and teacher (IOE, 2012) and I am currently the Programme leader of the Oxford Brookes Foundation Degree in Creative Art and Design Practice at Swindon College. Originally from London, I am now based in Bristol at BV Studios.