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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. Through performance, visual arts and film, Anti-cool attempts to create a new language for each situation.

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 […]

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. Using archive footage, animation and collaborative approaches to […]

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. […]

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. In 1998 they established Smoking Dogs Films, responsible for films such as The Unfinished Conversation (2013), Vertigo Sea (2015), […]

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. More recently he has been dropping mixtapes about the “ecological unconscious” on NTS, Dublab, and Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne.

Rowan Lear is an artist and writer, and a caretaker of Glasgow Seed Library.

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. Holly also works with schools and community groups and has […]

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. She was a RAW Academie Fellow at RAW Material in Dakar in 2018 and is the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018/9. […]

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 […]

Winnie Herbstein graduated from Glasgow School of Art (Environmental Art). A committee member at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Herbstein has studied on the Women in Construction course at the City of Glasgow College and is a member of Slaghammers, an intersectional feminist welding group. Herbstein's recent work has focussed on gendered labour and materials, historical and […]

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. His work, Yellow Fever (2019), marked the beginning of his auto-ethnographic journey, where he collected […]

Svetlana Romanova was born in Yakutsk, Russia and studied visual arts in Los Angeles. She has received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design, and MFA at California Institute of the Arts. From 2009 to 2014, she lived and worked in arts education in California. After returning to Siberia in 2015, she started […]

Christian Noelle Charles is that Black contemplative visual practitioner based in Glasgow, Scotland. A Syracuse, New Yorker, Christian’s work is an exploration of female representation and self-love in a contemporary world.

Aman Sandhu is an artist based between Glasgow and Montréal. Through a study of improvisation, he aims to rethink the place of refusal in critique to produce other ways of coming to knowledge.

Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of histories. He employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and contemporary culture.

Annalee Davis’ hybrid practice is as a visual artist, cultural instigator, and writer. Her work sits at the intersection of biography and history, focussing on post-plantation economies by engaging with a particular landscape on Barbados. Her studio, located on a working dairy farm that operated historically as a 17thC sugarcane plantation, offers a critical context […]

Alex Hetherington is a visual artist who works with 16mm film and acts as a DP with recent films for Hannan Jones, Ayla Dmyterko, Rachel McBrinn, George Finlay Ramsay and Wendy Kirkup, and currently on a new production with Annie Crabtree.

Joss Allen can be found at the edges of the garden, amongst the weeds and compost heaps. He is an artworker and amateur gardener exploring how creative practices can shape earthy politics, community economies and ecological ways of being. His work has been influenced by his time as a support worker for adults with autism, […]

Alaya Ang is an artist and associate curator at the CCA. Alaya is currently running a 1-year residency and research programme Confluence with the CCA and LE18 Marrakech exploring the politics and poetics of water in an effort to bring in multiple contextual understandings around water as a political, historical and economic substance. Alaya’s curatorial research is invested in activating other forms […]

Hannan Jones is an artist born on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, Western Australia of Algerian and Welsh origin, who is based in Glasgow. Her practice deep dives into language, rhythms, identity and psycho-geography in response to cultural and social migration. Beginnings are commonly found within the sonic sphere, through sampling techniques, electronics and music concrete. Her […]

Shamica Ruddock is a research-led artist working often between sound, text, moving image and installation. Considering the ways Black diasporas are engaged and explored through sound, whilst meditating on sound culture and the interface between race and technology, Shamica has been particularly interested in how black technosonic production functions as a form of speculation, narrativising […]

Roman Kirschner is an artist, designer, researcher, writer, teacher and sometimes curator working across disciplines. His current interests revolve around social metabolisms, ecologies, interactions with environmental microbiomes, transformative materials, spatial strategies, research methods and the mutual influence of material, imagination and epistemology. He was the project leader of the arts-based research project „Liquid Things“ at […]

Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s work explores the power of storytelling through video and sculpture. His projects are based on extensive research and community engagement, tapping into inherited histories and counter-memory. Nguyen extracts and re-works dominant, oftentimes colonial histories and supernaturalisms into imaginative vignettes. Fact and fiction are interwoven in poetic narratives that span time and place.  […]

Agnė Jokšė (b. 1993) is an artist and writer working in media such as video and performative text and is currently based in Vilnius. Using tools characteristic of autoethnography, Jokšė tells stories in which personal experiences and past events related to contemplations of love, intimacy, and friendship intertwine with imaginative reflections, and investigates questions concerning […]

Jessica Higgins is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. Working primarily in performance, film, sound and text, she is preoccupied with the voice and its entanglement in social infrastructures, as well as the form and question of performance.

Ayla Olya Dmyterko (she/her) is a Ukrainian artist currently based between Glasgow, Scotland & Montréal, Canada. She was raised in Saskatchewan on treaty 4 territory, the traditional lands of the nêhiyawak (Cree), Anihšināpēk (Saulteaux), Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, as well as the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. Upon completing her Master of Fine Art at […]

Rae-Yen Song (born 1993, Edinburgh) studied at Glasgow School of Art and is now based in Glasgow. Encompassing a wide range of media, Song’s practice explores self-mythology as survival tactic. Their practice spans drawing, sculpture, installation, costume, video, sound, performance, and family collaboration. Richly autobiographical in nature, Song’s work explores belonging, identity, foreignness and survival […]

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