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Artist Curator

Adam Lewis Jacob

Adam Lewis Jacob is an artist, filmmaker and curator who is interested in reanimating dead ideas. Recent films have focused on counter cultural figures such as the anarchist cartoonist Donald Rooum, Wildcat and  the politically empowering benefits of learning to make films together via the Birmingham Trade Union Resource Centre, People Meeting in a Room.

Artist

Alberta Whittle

Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher and curator. She was awarded a Turner Bursary, the Frieze Artist Award and a Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award in 2020. Alberta is a Research Associate at The University of Johannesburg.

Aline Juárez

Aline Juárez is a Mexican filmmaker based in Berlin. She has participated in various artistic projects, mostly dealing with marginalised communities or the migrant diaspora in Europe and Latin America.

Artist

Anti-cool

Anti-cool is a Liverpool based artist, originally from Japan. Her background is in performance and visual art. Social systems and how peoples’ lives are influenced by our globalised society often feature as central themes.

Artist

Arjuna Neuman

Arjuna Neuman was born on an airplane. He is an artist, filmmaker and writer. Exhibitions include Centre Pompidou, Paris; Manifesta 10, Marseille; Showroom Gallery, London; TPW Gallery, Toronto; Forum Expanded, Berlin Berlinale amongst others.

Beth Bramich

Beth Bramich is a writer living in London. She has contributed to Art Monthly, Frieze and Afterall Online, and regularly collaborates with artists on films, exhibitions, events and publications. In 2019 she joined the working group for the ‘Feminist Duration Reading Group’, co-organising an ongoing programme of workshops and discussions.

CCA Staff

Beulah Ezeugo

Beulah Ezeugo is an Igbo artist, curator, and researcher currently based in Glasgow. Her work centres Black postcolonial dreaming using collective memory and myth. Her practice is informed by a Social Science background from University College Dublin and an MLitt in Curatorial Practice from Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow.

Grower

Claire Ratinon

Claire Ratinon is an organic food grower and writer based in East Sussex. She has grown produce for the Ottolenghi restaurant, Rovi and delivered workshops to schools and community centres. She has written a book about edible container gardening, How to Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving the House, and recently co-authored a pamphlet for Rough Trade

Artist Writer

Denise Ferreira Da Silva

Denise Ferreira Da Silva is Professor and Director of the Social Justice Institute-GRSJ at the University of British Columbia. Her work addresses the ethico-political challenges of the global present. She is the author of Toward a Global Idea of Race ( 2007), A Dívida Impagavel (2019), Unpayable Debt (2021) and co-editor (with Paula Chakravartty) of Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime (2013).

Academic

Elizabeth Hoover

Elizabeth Hoover is a gardener, beadworker, fancyshawl dancer, and an associate professor in Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. Her first book The River is In Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community is an ethnographic exploration of Akwesasne Mohawks’ response to Superfund contamination and environmental health research.

Musician

GAIA duo

Gaia are Alice Allen and Katrina Lee. A cello and violin duo dedicated to championing the work of unheard and unseen female composers of the past. Their experiences as professional classical musicians led them to question whether the patriarchal conventions of their industry deny women creative privilege, and to look back at the history of these traditions.

Goethe-Institut

The Goethe Institute Glasgow organises and supports a broad spectrum of cultural events. It provides a stage in Scotland for the German art scene and for intercultural exchanges. Their language department offers German language courses & exams, as well as workshops and seminars for teachers of German.

Academic

Hannah Brazil

Hannah Brazil is a passionate seed saver, freelance facilitator and is currently finishing an MSc in Medical and Environmental Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research and work revolve around human-nature (dis)connection and planetary health, focussing on regenerative culture, seed saving and the stories we tell of who we are in relation to nature.

Writer

Harvey Dimond

Harvey Dimond is a British-Barbadian writer and researcher living and working between Athens and Glasgow. They work with the intersecting histories and trajectories of the climate crisis, anti-Blackness and queerphobia.

Artist

Holly White

Holly White is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include Cordova, Barcelona; Almanac, Turin; and Jupiter Woods, London, and her work has been included in group presentations at Tate Britain, Bologna Museum of Modern Art, Serpentine Galleries and David Roberts Art Foundation.

Ian Sergeant

Ian Sergeant has an MA in Contemporary Curatorial Practice from the School of Art, Birmingham City University. He is a Midlands 3 Cities AHRC funded PhD researcher at Birmingham City University. His practice-based research is titled Visual Representations and Cultural (Re) Constructions of Black British Masculinities in 21st Century Birmingham.

Artist

Jennifer Wicks

Glasgow based artist Jennifer Wicks works with moving image, sculpture, sound and music. Her work incorporates themes of memory, nostalgia and loss, and draws on elements of ethnography. Her practice demonstrates her continued interest in the interplay between sound, image and memory to investigate the aesthetics of images, the materiality of film, the use of new and appropriated material and how this subverts meaning and narrative; her installations often explore sound and space and the intersections between the mediums of film and sculpture.

Curator

Jenny Brownrigg

Jenny Brownrigg is a curator, writer and exhibitions director at The Glasgow School of Art.

Musician

Jeremy Ward

Since 2002 Jeremy became a member of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He performs regularly with them including their Proms series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Tectonics festival of contemporary music as well as regular concerts across Scotland and tours around the world.

Artist

John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah, CBE is a British artist, writer, film director, screenwriter, theorist and curator. He is a founder member of Black Audio Film Collective makers of the seminalHandsworth Songs (1986), along with producers David Lawson and Lina Gopaul.

Activisit Writer

Juan Donoso

Juan Donoso is a Climate Justice organizer, campaigner and writer based in Berlin. He seeks fresh dialogues between anti-capitalist movements and community building, operating “from below”, and facilitating interactions between a wide range of solidarity networks.

CCA Staff

Katie O’Grady

Katie O’Grady is a curator living and working in Glasgow. She is currently studying her Masters in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) jointly at the Glasgow School of Art and University of Glasgow.

Artist

Keith Piper

Keith Piper is a British based artist and academic. His creative practice responds to specific social and political issues, historical relationships and geographical sites. Adopting a research driven approach, and using a variety of media, his work has ranged from painting, through photography and installation to a use of digital media, video and computer-based interactivity.

Organisation Director

Melanie Keen

Melanie Keen is Director of Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library in London which aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Prior to joining in October 2019, she was Director and Chief Curator at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), where she was instrumental in the revitalisation of Iniva’s mission and vision by making the library collection its creative hub.

Academic

Mike Phillips

Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at University of Plymouth, and the Director of Research at i-DAT.org, an Open Research Lab for playful experimentation with creative technology. His R&D orbits a portfolio of projects that explore the ubiquity of data ‘harvested’ from an instrumentalised world and its potential as a material for revealing things that lie outside our normal frames of reference - things so far away, so close, so massive, so small and so ad infinitum.

Writer

Nisha Ramayya

Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and is currently based in London. Her collection States of the Body Produced by Love (2019) is published by Ignota Books. Recent poems and essays can be found in The Contemporary Journal, Spam Zine, and audiograft festival of experimental music and sound art.

Artist

Sooun Kim

Sooun Kim is a multidisciplinary visual artist working through music, painting and sculpture, more recently expanding his visual language to include video and installation. He is interested in hybrid cultures that iterate from the effects of post-colonialism and cultural imperialism.

Academic

Tiziana Terranova

Tiziana Terranova is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Digital Media in the Department of Human and Social Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’, Italy . She has written and lectured extensively on the political implications of digital networks and information technologies.

Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang (b. 1991, China) currently lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a filmmaker and visual artist working between moving images, performance, and installation. Zhang explores the hybridity, intersectionality, and transnationality of Queer theory by connecting it with post-colonial theory and classic Asian philosophy.

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