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About Janine Goldsworthy

 

Janine is an artist, curator, and educator, currently a PhD practice researcher at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Her research focuses on the social and sensory dimensions of digital touch, specifically the act of holding in motherhood and hands-on sculpting. She has taught at various institutions, including the BTEC Foundation at AIP, the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mancher School of Art. She has presented papers at various conferences, including the RNUAL Spring Symposium at the UAL London (2023), the Reflexive Research Unlocked Symposium at Manchester School of Art (2021), and the REDO Cumulus Conference at Design School Kolding, Denmark (2017). 

 

Recent exhibitions include the Digital Touch exhibition (2020), the BOOKMARK exhibition at Central St Martins Library (2024), and Baby Change Making at Lethaby Gallery, London (2023). Research projects include the Kneading Digital Touch project (2023-2024) in collaboration with Zihao Chen and By Distance with Dutch designer/architect Elise Zoetmulder (2019-2021).  As a Creative Producer and featured artist, her work has been featured in Connected by Ny Space (2018) and Factory Nights series publications. In addition, she has co-established the artist-led project Rednile Projects Ltd and gallery Ny Space Manchester, receiving nine grants from Arts Council England and funding from the British Council, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and various local authorities.

 

About Jenny Maxwell

Jenny Maxwell is an artist, writer and educator whose work seeks to unsettle the hegemony of Western, sovereign-centric, binary driven thinking. Shifting from the personal to collective via themes of loss and renewal, her work examines broader narratives of interconnected socio-political human and more-than-human encounters.

 

Jenny taught Art & Design for 10 years before becoming a touring musician. She then found herself gradually moving from song writing to creative writing as she studied Philosophy, pushing her practice into more experimental, fragmentary essay forms, poetry and prose. Now working on a research-creation PhD at Central Saint Martins, Jenny is developing a project which seeks to expand Autotheory as an embodied mode of performative art-writing.

 

 

 

About Lauren Goldie

Lauren Goldie is a PhD researcher at Central Saint Martins. In 2022 the global space economy increased by 8%, triggering interests in the industries approach to overpopulation, existential threats and climate change. Lauren’s work focuses on asteroid mining, questioning its purpose to alleviate environmental impacts caused by resource extraction on Earth. Through sculpture, drawing and printmaking, she explores the potential ramifications of asteroid mining practices, including disturbances to orbital patterns, resource ownership and debris. 

Lauren is recipient of the 21/22 UAL UK/EU Postgraduate Award, the 22/23 Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship and the 2023 Muse Residency. She was awarded The Graduate Art Show prize for sculpture and the Cecil Collins Memorial award for drawing. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Bankside Artist Space in London and the Winchester Gallery. Group exhibitions include ‘Youth’, touring Beijing, Tianjin, and Shijiazhuang and ‘IPBSZERO’, a collaboration with CASS Faculty of Art and the Whitechapel Gallery. Lauren was honoured in 2017 as winner of the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize. 

About Niloofar Taatizadeh

Niloofar Taatizadeh is an Iranian multidisciplinary artist who works in photography, sculpture, and textiles. She holds an MA in Contemporary Photography and Philosophy from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, where she is pursuing a practice-based PhD. Niloofar’s practice-based research proposes a decolonial approach to Eastern materiality, focusing on artifacts and art objects of the 19th-century Qajar dynasty. Niloofar deepens and expands the interdependence of practice and research by exploring the ways binary thinking affects practices of making, which have led her to seek strategies for challenging the traditional distinctions between ‘front’ and ‘back’ as well as verso and recto, both in art history and in traditional crafts. 

 

Niloofar has exhibited her work at various London galleries, including a solo show at Filet Space and group shows at Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Exchange, Lethally Gallery, and Blank 100, as well as at Documenta Fifteen; CAMP notes on Education in Kassel, Germany, and Informal Architects in Lausanne, Switzerland.

About Phillipa Bandurek-Bradbury

Philippa Bandurek Bradbury is a visual typographer/designer/artist and postgraduate PhD researcher who also happens to be neurodiverse. She is driven by a passion for communication, accessibility, and diversity. Through her blend of traditional drawing and painting techniques, combined with digital mediums, she crafts thought-provoking pieces that spark conversation and inspire connection. Philippa’s art is a reflection of her commitment to breaking down barriers and celebrating the beauty of individuality.

About James Nathaniel McVicker

James Nathaniel McVicker is a creative force from Northern Ireland with a unique perspective shaped by his neurodiverse experiences. As a Sensory support worker and BSL interpreter, he has gained invaluable experience working with individuals who have additional needs, including Autism. With a wealth of anecdotes and a deep understanding of the importance of adaptability in communication, James brings a unique perspective, where he is always thinking outside the box to find creative solutions.

Collaborators Bandurek-Bradbury and McVicker join forces to co-create original communication strategies and accessibility solutions, bringing their expertise and applying it to various mediums.  

About Vicky Tang

Vicky Tang is an artist and PhD candidate at Central Saint Martins. She explores the intricate intersections between the human body, contemporary dance, and visual arts through her research titled "Body as a Living Archive - The Intersection of Mark-Making and Dance Improvisation." Her work investigates how the body can serve as a dynamic repository of experiences, examining the role of affect theory in this context. Her academic and creative pursuits have led her to exhibit at Tate Britain, where she performed a piece on body archiving and the Royal College of Art's Work in Progress Show. She has also displayed her work at the Creative Space Autumn Exhibition at Arlington House, "P.3-P.117" at Tenderbooks, and participated in the School of Visual Arts Illustration Residency in New York.

 

Her current research focuses on how affective encounters in dance can inform and transform future artistic traces, and how these envisioned traces can be materialised for inclusion in an 'anarchive.' This exploration seeks to bridge the gap between performance and static art forms, pushing the boundaries of traditional archiving to highlight the transient yet significant nature of embodied artistic expression.

About Vija Skangale

Vija Skangale is a Georgia-born, London-based multidisciplinary educator, curator, and researcher. She is currently a PhD candidate and a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. She participated in various art projects, including the Kunsthalle Tbilisi, Tate Modern Late, and Tate Exchange, among others. Her written work has been featured in publications such as MoMA, S.M.A.K. Museum, Biennial Foundation magazine, the Calvert Journal, Tbilisi Public Art Fund, and many others. Her research focuses on recent histories of contemporary art within the framework of post-socialist transition. She explores practices and exhibition histories in Georgia that have been under-documented, aiming to broaden our understanding of exhibition-making during a period of significant cultural transformation.

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