My work spans moving image, photography and sound, weaving a documentary approach with installation and live elements to explore the socio-political relationship connecting people and architecture. Often drawing upon archived material and personal testimonies, I am interested in overlapping narratives as framed by site.
Born 1982, Hong Kong.
Camberwell College of Art & Design
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Select Exhibitions & Screenings
2017 Notes on Navigating Space, ArtLacuna, London
Hold the Line, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle
2015 A Foreign Encounter, Gallerie Foe, Munich
2013 Linear Shift, Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Archive for Change, Newbridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne
Altered Space, Globe Gallery Newcastle upon Tyne
This Is Not A Gateway, Bishopsgate Institute London
Sonica Festival, CCA Glasgow
2012 Linear Shift, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
Linear Shift, Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2011 Archive for Change, Site-specific exhibition, Newcastle upon Tyne
Neoutopia, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London
From Brighton to Iceland, National broadcast on Community Channel
2010 CCTV Treasure Hunt, Bristol Live Open Platform, Arnolfini, Bristol
From Brighton to Iceland, Sheffield DocFest Videoteque
From Brighton to Iceland, Diversity in Place Film Festival, Hawaii
Brick by Brick, xsite Architecture, Newcastle upon Tyne
2009 CCTV Treasure Hunt, Edinburgh
CCTV Treasure Hunt, Radiator Festival, Nottingham
2007 Walls, Trinity Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne
2006 You Shall Know Our Velocity, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Whats Missing, Globe Gallery, North Shields
2017 ArtLacuna, London
2013 Default13, Lecce, Italy
2006 Whats Missing, Globe Gallery, UK
Awards & Bursaries
2019 a-n Artists Bursary
2012 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England
2010 Digital Fellowship, Teeside University
Your Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund
Digital Film Archive Fund, Northern Film & Media
2009 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England
2008 AA2A, Newcastle University
2019 'Archive for Change' as part of 'Akomfrah and the Archive' Culture Lab, Newcastle University
2013 'Recording community history, strengthening collective memory. The artist as archivist of grassroots struggles in the post-industrial city' at This Is Not A Gateway Festival, Bishopsgate London
2013 'An afternoon of inquiry around the Archive for Change project, in the context of the history, identity and current situation of the West End of Newcastle' at NewBridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne, with Intersections Network.
2012 'The use of film in exploring experiences of urban regeneration within and beyond the locale' Culture Lab, Newcastle University
2019 Visiting artist, Newcastle University Architecture Department ‘Experiencing Engineering’ Programme
2013 Visiting artist, Newcastle University: Cross-department seminar series including Urban Planning & Architecture Department, Media & Journalism and Fine Art.
2012 Practical documentary film training course for adults, introducing equipment, film and interview techniques and essential video editing.
2011 Co-developed seminar series for first-year BA Sociology students exploring issues around contemporary migration.
2007 to date Extensive experience devising and leading creative workshops for young people and adults in schools and the wider community, focusing on film, artists moving image and animation