I am an artist, writer and academic. I make work in film and video, photographic media and printmaking. My interests are in visualising gender, diasporic identities and queer identities. For some time my work has placed my own body at its centre in what has become a series of 'performances for the camera'. Recent concerns in moving image and photographic work have been with addressing themes of desire, memory and dislocation, and are a reflection on the experience of Irish migration. This theme is addressed in Kitchen Accounts (2016, book publication; 2018, exhibition). Recently I have been involved in co-curating a large-scale research and exhibition project, SLIDE TAPE: Key Work in the UK since the 1970s, in collaboration with Vivid Projects, Birmingham. In 2013 the project staged exhibitions, a symposium, an artists' residency and talk events presenting a fresh appraisal of this overlooked and forgotten form and in 2018 a book was published summarising these events. The overall aim of the project was to re-stage, reinstate and reappraise this work and its contribution towards the development of artists' moving image work in the UK. This project is related to the doctoral research programme I undertook which examined film theories that emerged in the 1970s and their effects on artists and art practices from the 1970s to the present and for which I was awarded a doctorate in 2007.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2007 - PhD, Fine Art (Critical and Historical Studies), Loughborough University, Leics 1992 - MA, Fine Art, BIAD, University of Central England, Birmingham 1981 - BA Hons, Fine Art, Stourbridge College of Art. Selected Exhibitions (Solo exhibitions) 1999 - More Than The Eye Can See, Lighthouse gallery, Wolverhampton (Group exhibitions) 2018 - Migration, Memory and Mimesis, Linen Hall Library, Belfast. 2014 - Film, feminism, activism: Looking out from the CCCS, Vivid Projects, Birmingham. 2013 - Queer: An exhibition of contemporary queer photography, Showcase Gallery, Birmingham. 2013 - A3 Works, A3 Project Space, Birmingham. 2012 - Frame: splendid art in places you already go, Waterhall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 2012 - Civil Partnerships, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton. 2010 - 0 & 1: Cyberspace and the Myth of Gender, 501 Contemporary Art Space, Chongqing, China. 2008 - UltiMAte 08, School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton. 2007 - Relay, Friese Greene Gallery, Brighton and Remote Transmitters. 2006 - 2nd Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece. 2006 - Another Product, Cornerhouse, Manchester. 2006 - Videonale 11, Cinema Union, Berlin. 2005 - Printing Inc., Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham. 2004 - Birmingham Printmakers, Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield. 2004 - Otherside, Side Cinema, Newcastle. 2002 - A lesbian arts festival, Trinity College, Dublin. 2001 - Singularity, Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham. 2000 - 0044: Irish Artists Working in Britain, Crawford Gallery, Cork. 2000 - 0044: Irish Artists Working in Britain, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast. 2000 - Vivid Now-Bursary Artists 1997-2000, Vivid, Birmingham. 1999 - 0044: Irish Artists Working in Britain, PSI Gallery, New York. 1999 - Video Invideous, Arthouse, Dublin. 1997 - In(Visibilities), RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. Residencies 2007 - Artists Access to Art Colleges, School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton Educational experience - tertiary 2008 - Lecturer in Fine Art, Loughborough University, Leics. 2000-2005 Part-time Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Loughborough University. 1997 Visiting Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, Nottingham Trent University. 1996-2008 Associate Lecturer, Art and Design, South Birmingham College. 1993 -1996 Visiting Lecturer, School of Fine Art, Limerick College of Art and Design Publications 2018 - Mo White (ed) SLIDE/TAPE, Vivid Projects, Birmingham. 2016 - 'Kitchen Accounts' in Meskimmon, M and Arnold, M (eds), Home/land: Women Citizenship, Photographies, Liverpool University Press. 2013 - 'How we live today...Florence Ayisi in dialogue with Mo White' in Meskimmon,M and Rowe,D (eds), Women,the arts and globalization: Eccentric experience, Manchester University Press. 2007 - 'a round...', in Relay: an exhibition of sound and installation, catalogue, Brighton, Friese Greene Gallery