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Current Roles

Escape Game Designer

Escape Kent

June 2021 - Present

Freelance Graphic Designer

Poca & Pan

October 2020 - Present

Previous Roles

Lecturer in Art and Graphic Design

at West Kent College

October 2019 - June 2021

Assistant Lecturer in Political Theory

University of Kent

September 2017 - May 2018

Online Teaching Assistant in Politics, Art and Resistance

Future Learn MOOC course, University of Kent

April 2018 - May 2018

Assistant Manager

Noah's Ark Pools

March 2018- September 2019

Lead Artist of Tate Exchange Associate Team

MA in Politics, Art and Resistance

University of Kent

June 2014 - April 2017

Outreach Teacher in Art, Politics, and Education

University of Kent and Partner Schools

December 2014 - June 2016

Manager

RCL Pools

February 2014 - September 2014

Assistant Manager

Romack Construction

May 2012 - November 2013

 

Education

PhD in Political and Social Thought

Passed without Revision

University of Kent, 2020

Examined by Rosi Braidotti and Maria Drakopoulou

              

MA in Political Theory and Practices of Resistance

Distinction

University of Kent, 2013

                   

BA (Hons) Fine Art

2.1

Arts University Bournemouth, 2012

BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design

Merit

University for the Creative Arts, 2009

Prizes and Awards

Sir Ernest Barker Prize for my innovative melting Art-Thesis

2021

Social Sciences Seminar Leader Teaching Prize for my creative experiential pedagogy

 2018

Postgraduate Experience Award 2016

(For LEPIII)

Creative Campus Grant 2016

(for LEPIII)

The Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award 2014

University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship 2014

Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2014

The Signature Art Prize: The Peoples' Choice Award 2014

The Winter Pride UK Arts Award 2014

The Signature Art Prize: The Peoples' Choice Award 2012

The Dorset Visual Arts Prize Award 2012

Publications

'Pussy Riot Vs. Trump: Becoming Woman to Resist Becoming Fascist'

with Natalie Dyer, Diana Teggi, and Patricia  de Vries

in Deleuze and Fascism

ed. by Rosi Braidotti and Rick Dolphijn

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming

'How do you make yourself a chapter without organisation?'

with Phil Gaydon, Conor Heaney, and Iain MacKenzie

in Critical Methods for Studying World Politics: Creativity and Transformation

ed. by Erzsebet Strausz, Shine Choi and

 Anna Selmeczi

London: Routledge (2019)

'A Schizo-Revolutionary Labial Theory of Artistic Practice'

in Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Feminism: Alliances and Allies

ed. by Janae Sholtz and Cheri Carr

London and New York: Bloomsbury Press (2019)

'The Teaching excellence framework: perpetual pedagogical control in postwelfare capitalism'

with Conor Heaney

in Compass: A journal of learning and teaching

Vol 10 no. 2 (2017)

'A Labial Art-Politics'

with Iain MacKenzie

in Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest

Vol 2 no. 1 (2014)

Zines
'Learning, Exchange and play: Practicing a Deleuzian Pedagogy'
with Conor Heaney and Iain MacKenzie
in Plank
Iss 1: techniques of art and protest (2017)
Featured In

Future Now

York: Aesthetica Publishing, 2015

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013: 100 Contemporary Artists

York: Aesthetica Publishing, 2013

The State of Art: Sculpture and 3D Vol 2

London: Bare Hill Publishing, 2014

 

The State of Art: Sculpture and 3D Vol 1

London: Bare Hill Publishing, 2013

 

The Catlin Guide 2013: New Artists in the UK

London: Catlin Holdings Limited, 2013

by Justin Hammond

Lectures and Presentations

'Art Practice'

Visiting Artist Programme

University of Kent, February 2021

'Pussy Riot Vs. Trump: Becoming Woman to Resist Becoming Fascist' with Natalie Dyer, Diana Teggi, and Patricia  de Vries

Deleuze Symposium

Utrecht University, May 2018

'A labial Theory of artistic Practice'

Panel - Women studies

Virtuality, Becoming and Life

Deleuze Studies Conference

University of Roma Tre, July 2016

'The Classroom as a Space of

Encounters: Doing Pedagogy Differently'

with Conor Heaney

Panel - The Affective in Political

 EcologIes: Arts as Ways to Cultivate Resistances

Undisciplined Environments

International Conference for the European Network of Political Ecology Stockholm, March 2016

'Agora Session: A Pedagogy of Difference'

with Conor Heaney

Agora: Institutional Critique Series

University of Kent, November 2015

'Towards a Deleuzian Onto-Pedagogy of Difference'

with Conor Heaney

PaneL - The Neoliberal University:

Gender, Class, & Sexuality

Social Class in the 21st Century

University of Amsterdam, October 2015

'Labial Art-Politics: A Feminist Artistic Practice of Resistance'

Aesthetics and the Feminine

University College Cork, July 2015

'Labial Art'

with Iain MacKenzie and Lola Frost

LGBT History Month

University of Kent, February 2015

'Labial Art-Politics'

What does aesthetics want from us and IR?

University of Warwick, September 2014

'Labial Art-Politics'

Critical Theory Beyond Negativity: the Ethics, Politics and Aesthetics of Affirmation

Rosi Braidotti Summer School

Utrecht University, August 2014

'Labial Art-Politics: A Feminist Artistic Practice of Resistance'

Critical Practices and Experimentation Conference

University of Copenhagen, April 2014

'Dripping: Art and Resistance'

with Iain MacKenzie

LGBT History Month Lectures

University of Kent, February 2014

'Feminism: Now!'

with Baiba Antonovica

University of Kent, March 2013

 

Workplayshops / interventions

'An Enfolded Theory-Practice of Art and Politics'

Protest Lab: Act Up

Metal at Edge Hill Station, Liverpool, October 2019

'Fairground'

with CCCU, University of Kent, People United, Valley Kids, Whitstable Biennale

four day event

Tate exchange

Tate modern, April 2017

'fuck excellence: constructing a

joyous pedagogy'

with Conor Heaney

Joyful Ontologies 

Social Theory Centre and the Warwick Performance and Politics Network

Warwick University, September 2016

'Learning, Exchange and Play III'

with Conor Heaney

full day workplayshop event

University of Kent, September 2016

'Learning, Exchange and Play II'

with Conor Heaney

Transforming Moments: Dissonance, Liminality and Action as Learning Experiences

Conference long exhibition

University of Kent, January 2016

'The Idea of Exchange'

Agora: Institutional Critique Series

University of Kent, November 2015

'Learning, Exchange and Play:

Practicing a Deleuzian Pedagogy'

with Conor Heaney and Iain MacKenzie

Techniques of Art and Protest

PLANK Research Network

King's College London, September 2015

Exhibitions

Art Trail: LGBT History Month

University of Kent, February 2015

Bursary Exhibition

The Royal British Society of Sculptors

London, September 2014

Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 

Barnstaple, Summer 2014

The Signature Art Prize: Winners 

Exhibition

DegreeArt Gallery, London, April 2014

The Signature Art Prize

Spitalfields Market, London, March 2014

Winter Pride Art Awards UK 2014

Tobacco Dock Victorian Vaults, February 2014

Winter Pride Art Awards UK 2014

CHART Gallery, Chelsea, February 2014

Doing the thing itself: Resistance in Practice

University of Kent, January 2014

Zealous X

The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, November 2013

Recent Graduates' Exhibition 2013

The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, October 2013

Encounter

Lilford Gallery, Canterbury, July 2013

(Solo exhibition)

Matter, Life and Resistance

Conference long exhibition

University of Kent, July 2013

(Commissioned solo exhibition)

Dorset Visual Arts: Dorset Art Fair

Kingston Maurward House, Dorchester, June 2013

OBJECTIFY

High House Gallery, Oxfordshire​​, May 2013

Recent Graduates' Exhibition 2012

The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, October 2012

​​​​​​​Feral

The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, July 2012

Caged

AUCB, Bournemouth, June 2012

Open Bracket

Artsway Gallery, Sway, New Forest, November 2011

Out of Sight

Wilkinson's Underground Car Park

Bournemouth, September 2011

(Out of Sight Exhibition Video Tour by Fred Nicholas)

Beach Break Live

Pembrey Country Park, South Wales, June 2011

Walk of Art

Boscombe Chine, Bournemouth, May 2011

Breaking the Boundaries

The Art Works Gallery, Poole, April 2011

alt.space presents: Behind Closed

Doors

Two Winton Houses, Bournemouth, April 2011
 

Competitions

This Is

60million Post Cards, Bournemouth, October 2010

Work and Research Experience         

Art Residency

With 9 artists

France

March 2018 - April 2018

Organiser and Graphic Designer

Feminist Reading Group

Politics & International relations, University of Kent, Canterbury

January 2018 - March 2018

Rosi Braidotti Masterclass

in Posthumanism and Deleuze 

(one of ten participants selected)

Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

June 2016

Collaborator, Co-Organiser and Graphic Designer

Learning, Exchange and Play (LEP), a pedagogical collaboration with Conor Heaney

September 2015 - Present

Co-Organiser and Graphic Designer

AGORA, University of Kent

September 2015 - September 2016

Co-Ordinator, Committee Member, Curator, and Graphic Designer 

Art Trail LGBT History Month, University of Kent, Canterbury

October 2014 - March 2015

Rosi Braidotti Summer School

Critical Theory Beyond Negativity:

the Ethics, Politics and Aesthetics of Affirmation

Utrecht, The Netherlands

August 2014

          

University of Kent delegate 

NUS Women's Conference 2013, York

March 2013

Art Internship

with London based artist Stuart Semple

August 2011 - October 2011