2013 – 17 MPhil/PhD, University of Middlesex (on hiatus)
2012 Whitney Museum of American Art: Independent Study Program, New York, USA
BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Practice, Goldsmiths College, University of London

2018 – 2020 Somerset House Studios Resident, Somerset House, London
2018 Artist in Residence, Center for Afrofuturist Studies, Iowa City Iowa, USA
2018 Artist in Residence, The Luminary, St Louis Missouri, USA
2016 Artist in Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, USA
2015 Intersections Commission, Primary, Nottingham
2015 Critical Waves, Resonance FM
2011 Platform, Site Gallery, Sheffield
2008 artsdmin Bursary

Solo / as the …And Beyond Institute for Future Research
2017 The Claudia Jones Space Centre, BALTIC & The New Bridge Project, Newcastle
2011 Paul Robeson Research Station, Site Gallery, Sheffield

2015 Critical Waves, Resonance FM (Radio)
2013 Platform: In the Making, Site Gallery, Sheffield
2012 Whitney Independent Study Program, 161 Bowery NYC
2008 It’s your round, The Bear, London
2007 Instructions for films, Zoo Art Fair
I love Peckham, University of the Arts London / Southwark Council
2006 Reclassified Disembodiment, Novas Gallery, London
2004 Cockney Karaoke, Bow Festival, London

2018 Another World is Possible, Decolonizing Appearance, CAMP, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018 In some far off place Many light years in space I’ll wait for you, Cubitt, London
2016 Propositions 2016: One of Four, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2015 Into the Future, Broadway and Nottingham Hackspace, Nottingham
2015 At the Intersections, Nottingham Contemporary
2014 The Politics of Food and Space, Delfina Foundation, London
2013 Odd Fangled Approaches, Curatorial Timeshare @ Enclave, London
2011 Networked: Dialogue & Exchange in the Global Art Ecology, Triangle Network / Gasworks Gallery, London


2018 Jamaboree, Dartington Hall, UK
2018 What’s Next? Value, Royal College of Art, London
2017 Bluecoat 300: Charity, Philanthropy and the Black Atlantic, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
2017 Curating Carnival, The Tetley, Leeds
2017 “aPOCalypso,” Stuart Hall Research Network ‘Virtualities’ Programme, Iniva, London, May 2017.
2017 “Black/Feminist/Queer” Intersections,” University College London, May
2016 “aPOCalypso: Janelle Monae and (Science) Fictional Black Feminisms,” Current Research in Speculative Fiction, University of Liverpool, June 2016.
2015 No Colour Bar, Guildhall, London
2015 The Unspeakable Freedom Device, Primary, Nottingham
2011 Diversity: What’s Next? Arnolfini, Bristol
2010 Re-imagining Culture, A Foundation, London
Questionable Times, Iniva, London
The Creative Case for Diversity, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
2009 China Europa Forum, Abitare Courtyard, Beijing
2008 Free at the point of interest, LUX 28, London
Art and Class, Rose Theatre, Kingston
Diversity Through the Arts, The Hague University, Holland
Elephant in the Room, Arts Council England, Birmingham
2007 Dissemination: The Revolutionary and the Radical, Gasworks Gallery, London
Battle of Ideas, Royal College of Art
Boxed In, Camden Arts Centre

2017 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival, The Tetley, Leeds
2017 UnEarthing, The Queens House, London
2013 – 2016 Curator, Public Programmes, Tate Britain & Tate Modern
2007 – 2011 Chelsea Programme Coordinator @ Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London
2010-11 Artists and Curators Talking, Wysing Arts Centre, Union 105, Turner Contemporary, Chapter Arts Centre
2011 Leave Those Kids Alone! Teaching, Learning and Resistance Through Art, The Showroom, London
2008 Temporary Agency – value, free labour, social capital, Chelsea Space Gallery, London
2007 Current Thinking, Tate Modern

2015 The …And Beyond Institute for Future Research, Left Lion…and-beyond-institute-for-future-research/id/7683

2011 Paul Robeson Research Station
‘Paul Robeson never dies, said she!’ Dr Sophie Hope

Exhibitionist, The Guardian

Review ‘This is Tomorrow’

Review ‘JUS News’

2008 PILOT 3

2019 “Institution as Performance – The Think Tank,” Performance Philosophy, Routledge Books.
2017 “Mae Jemison: How the Future is Made,” Story in the Skies, (Mojisola Adebayo exhibition catalogue), Idle Women, UK.
2016 “Westworld” Science Fiction Research Association Review (Winter Issue). Liverpool, UK.
2016 “Janelle Monae: Three Albums,” Science Fiction Research Association Journal (Fall Issue). Liverpool UK.
2011 George, Kadija ed. “Black British Perspectives: A Series of Conversations on Black art forms,” Sable Publishing. London.
2010 Keidan, Lois, ed. “Live Art Now: Situating the Present and Projecting the Future,” In Time, Live Art UK. London,
2008 Temporary Agency (Ed.), Chelsea Space
2007 Boxed In: How Cultural Diversity Policies Constrict Black Artists, a-n the artists information company
2007 Instructions for Films,


2018 Q&A with Onyeka Igwe, a-n online
2018 The Many Masks of Michael Jackson, Freize
2018 Claudette Johnson (Review), Frieze magazine
2017 Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (Review), Contemporary &
2017 Where are the people of colour in the nations oil paintings? Art UK
2017 Questions Asked, Answers Avoided, a-n online
2017 Claudia Rankine’s The White Card: Life Affirming Response to ‘Black Death Spectacle, a-n online
2017 Mid Western Blues, a-n online
2013 Afrofuturism’s Others, a-n online
2012 To the Point of Total Liberation, Petunia Magazine
Feeling the Shape of the Arts Ecology, a-n magazine
2010 Wanted: A New Image, Prospect Magazine
2009 Mobile conference’ a-n Magazine, May 2009
2007 How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness, Art Review
Why are the arts so white? Time Out London
Some thoughts on what ‘autonomy’ and ‘freedom’ might mean for artists in the present day Printed Project Journal, Visual Artist Ireland

2018 Guest Lecturer, Leeds Arts University
2018 Guest Lecturer, Chelsea College of Arts, University of Arts London
2016 Guest Lecture, Dept. of Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2015 Guest Lecturer, BA Fine Art, University of Nottingham
2013 Guest Lecturer, MA Art Management, Birkbeck, University of London
2012 Guest Lecturer, MA Art Management, Birkbeck, University of London
2013 Guest Lecturer, MA Art Theory, Chelsea College of Art & Design

2015 – present Member of Museum Detox, a networking group for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) professionals in museums and heritage.
2008 – 2011 Member of “Making a Living” artists group exploring precarity in the visual arts sector.

Updated: September 2018


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