Works in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, UK

Born in Sandwell, United Kingdom





2019 - 2020 - CAMPUS Independent Study Programme (Curatorial, Visual and Cultural Studies), Nottingham Contemporary

2014 - 2017  University of Derby, BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class


2015 - 2016  Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany



Curatorial Projects


2019 Producer, Black& w/ Aliyah Hasinah, DaeNyce Rabain and Ruth Sutoyé, New Art Exchange, Nottingham

2019 Producer, Black Futurity and Resistance w/ Kehinde Andrews, Arit Etukudo and Omara Dyer-Johnson, New Art Exchange, Nottingham

2019 Judge and Curator, Off-Centre Photo Festival, Central Gallery exhibition at New Art Exchange.

2019 Curator, (In)Visible Bodies @ 4/4 Gallery, Nottingham.

2019 Producer, New Collectives, UK Young Artists City Takeover: Nottingham 19 Fringe.

Artists: MK Movement Company, Segment Collective, XYZ.alpha Collective.

Public Programme: DIY Day created by New Midland Group and UKYA featuring The White Pube.

2018 Curator, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Contemporary Performance Art Residency w/ Nisa Khan and Sam Metz

2017 Curator, ''Locality'', Divine Locale Contemporary Art Festival, Derby 

2013 Co-Curator, ''Still Life'' The Open Project (TOP), mac birmingham

Independent Artist-Curator

April 2019- Present, Creative Programme Coordinator @ New Art Exchange, Nottingham

April 2018, (Freelance) QUAD/FORMAT Programme Assistant for Consortium - Here There and Everywhere (HTE): Africa led by New Art Exchange (NAE), International project ''UK/Africa - Transforming Art Ecologies''. Funded by Arts Council England: Ambition for Excellence, in partnership with African partners and other core UK partners- The Tetley, Primary, mac birmingham, Eastside Projects and Delfina Foundation.

July 2018 - March 2019, UK Young Artists - (Freelance) Production and Marketing Assistant

April 2017- August 2018, Director & Creative Producer, Divine Locale

Group Exhibitions

2018 ''Sounding Gender?'', Convention#1 Exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark

2018 ''Stand Up!'', ArtCore, Derby

2017 ''If we're going to heal, let it be glorious'' Black Blossoms Tour, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2017 Art Intervention @ ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer exhibition, mac birmingham. YOU MUST DISAGREE WITH AUTHORITY FIGURES'' - Politics & Protest Artist Lab, Birmingham

2017 ''Ellipsis'' University of Derby Degree Show, Britannia Mill Studios, Derby

2016 ''Decolonise not Diversify'' Open Exhibition, Impact Hub, Digbeth, Birmingham

2016 ''The Listening Booth: Collection 2'' Virtual Exhibition, Online Gallery G.George, London

2016 ''Archive 32'' Stage 2 Exhibition, University of Derby

2015 ''Above/Below'' Volunteers & Studio Artist Group Exhibition. Surface Gallery, Nottingham



2019, 6pm-8pm, In conversation with artist Jennifer Martin, Primary, Nottingham.

2019 Concrete Jungle, In conversation with d'bi.young anitafrika at Nottingham Contemporary.

2019 Backcrit Guest Artist, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham

2019 Contemporary Melanin Narratives in Sound and Music, The Tetley, Leeds. Supported by The Centre for Practice-Led Research in the Arts (CePRA) and Ladyz in Noyz.

2019 Curator, Deep Dive, Reading Group, Nottingham

2019 Producer/Curator, (In)Visible Bodies: Artist Talk, New Art Exchange, Nottingham

2017 Contributor- Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN), DOCUMENT Project, Critday Derby chaired by Peter Bonnell and Tim Shore held at QUAD, Derby 

2017 Town Hall Talks, The Growth of the British Black Arts Movement w/ Marlene Smith, Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK

2016 BEMA: Black History Month, Black British Photography Exhibition & Artist w/ Vanely Burke and Talk, University of Birmingham Guild of Students, UK       


2019 Private Tutor in Fine Art (Undergraduate)

2018 Freelance Community Arts Practitioner, leading on the creation of Derby Museums, ''Young Co-Producers Network'' supported and in partnership with ARTIST ROOMS which is delivered by Tate and National Galleries Scotland, Derby Museums, Derby

2017 Co-Production and Engagement Volunteer, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

2015 Community Engagement & Gallery Assistant, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2016 Visiting Artist, Workshop around Conceptual Art, Freie Kunstchule Stuttgart e.V. , Germany

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