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Rowena Harris (they/she) b. Norfolk 1985, is an artist, researcher and educator based in Birmingham, UK. Through moving image and CGI, sculpture and installation they explore bio-cultural and socio-medical dynamics that flow through and affect human bodies differently. In often understated ways, their work communicates through sensory plays, affective tones and reflexive narrative, and where these work as modes to unsettle normative assumptions about thinking and feeling bodies in space and time.
Informed by crip theory and knowledge from their own health experiences with long-covid and ME, their work is increasingly concerned with invisible disability and structures of ableism, as well as vectors of power within societal factors that shape how we feel, understand and make sense of our own bodies. Over recent years they have become invested in how knowledges from disability and crip-ness can inform methods, rhythms, structures and sensibilities for making work. They run the long-covid reading group.
They are currently completing their CHASE (AHRC) funded, practice-based PhD candidate in the Art Department, Goldsmiths College, they hold an MFA also from Goldsmiths (2010), a BA Fine Art from Falmouth University (2008). Recent awards and residencies include the DYCP Arts Council England; SPACE residency (UK); Rupert Residency (LT); Sainsbury’s scholarship The British School at Rome (IT). They have had recent solo exhibitions with Las Palmas (PT); The Gallery Apart, (IT); Object A; Coleman Projects (UK). And group: Trafó House, (HU); Culturegest, Fidelidade Art Porto (PT); ANGL Collective, Copperfield Gallery, Space In Between, Tenderpixel, The Bluecoat, Bloc Projects, Flat Time House (UK), Agnes Varis Centre, (NY, USA); Fondazione Memmo, Artissima, Galleria D’Arte Contemporanea O.Licini, (IT).