2013 – 17 MPhil/PhD, Middlesex University
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

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

2007 I Love Peckham, University of the Arts London / Southwark Council

2004 Oxford House Studio Bursary, London

2011 Paul Robeson Research Station, Site Gallery, Sheffield


2015 Critical Waves, Resonance FM (Radio)
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


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


2016 Current Research in Speculative Fiction, University of Liverpool

2016 Get Together, Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin

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


2013 – 2016 Curator, Public Programmes, Tate Britain & Tate Modern

Tate projects include:

2016 Simone Leigh, Psychic Friends Network

Fannie Sosa, Motherboardt

         Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Finding Fanon

2015 Blind Spots: Revisiting the American Canon, Tate Liverpool (co-curated with Isobel Whitelegg, John Taylor and Stephanie Straine)

2015 The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern, Tate Britain

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
2009-10 Borderline, Chelsea College of Art & Design, Tate Britain
2008 Temporary Agency – value, free labour, social capital, Chelsea Space Gallery, London
2007 – 2011 Chelsea Programme @ Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts 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




2016 Science Fiction Research Association Journal

2011 Black British Perspectives: A Series of Conversations on Black art forms, Sable
2010 Live Art Now: Situating the Present and Projecting the Future,
In Time, Live Art UK
2008 Temporary Agency (Ed.), Chelsea Space
2007 Boxed In: How Cultural Diversity Policies Constrict Black Artists a-n / Manifesto Club
Instructions for Films,

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


2016 Guest Lecturer, 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

2013 Guest Lecturer, MA Art Theory, Chelsea College of Art & Design

2012 Guest Lecturer, MA Art Management, Birkbeck, University of London

Work in Novas Group collection

2008 – 2011 Member of Making a Living artists group exploring precarity in the visual arts sector

Previously on board of New Work Network (2009 – 11) and advisory panel for (NAN) Networking Artists Networks (2004 – 10).


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