Birgitta Hosea

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awards and residencies

2016 Artist-in-residence, Manora, Goa, India
  Artist-in-residence, Cill Rialaig, Ireland
2015 Artist-in-residence, ATINA Asilo, Italy
2014 Artist-in-residence, Yarat Contemporary Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan
2014 Finalist, Digital R&D Awards, NESTA / AHRC (in collaboration with LIFT and Hellicar & Lewis)
2010 Artist-in-residence, Digital Arts and Animation Department, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
2010 Adobe Impact Award
2010 Artist-in-residence (with PDC), the Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art
2009 Second prize, MAMA Awards for Holographic Arts (Performance category), Musion Academy, London
2009 Artist-in-residence (with PDC), the Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art
2006 Finalist, DIFFRACTION ARTIST PLACEMENT, Arts Council England, Adobe, Montalvo Arts Centre and The Junction.
2004 Nominated Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (fRSA)


2015 Women Hold Up Half the Sky (with Chunning Guo and Shelley Page), Strangelove Moving Image Festival
2014 Chunning Guo, Ketchup, Window Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
2014 12 Azerbaijani artists; Birgitta Hosea, Shadow Voices, Natavan Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan;
2014 Maryclare Foá, Birgitta Hosea, Carali McCall, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes,Thurle Wright, Seeafar, Num3er Gallery, Deptford X, London;
2014 Maryclare Foá, Birgitta Hosea, Carali McCall, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes,Thurle Wright, Seeafar, Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone;
2013 Curatorial team member responsible for AV (overall curator – Jeremy Till), UK Pavilion, Shenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennial, China;
2003-10 Adobe Inspired Media, monthly event in London for creatives from animation, post-production and motion graphics

selected solo exhibitions

2011 Chatter, animation installation, Bar Sequence, London
2010 Chatter, animation installation, Cinematic Arts Gallery, USC, Los Angeles, USA
Lunch with Miss Smith, site-specific interactive animation installation, Mansfield Court, London
  ARC: I draw for you, Performance, Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon (in collaboration with PDC)
2009 line process echo repeat2, Performance, Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon (with PDC)
2007 Dog Betty performances, public intervention, central London
2004 Visitation (curated by Sandra Louison)
Site specific video installation in the Crypt of St Pancras Church featuring video loops playing on piles of broken old TV sets in the dark tunnels of the crypt. London.
Reviewed on Radio 4.
1998 Fluid Fictions (curated by Bradley Quin)
Installation of computer animation and Super-8 projections in Christie's (the auctioneer’s) warehouse, London. Part of Ice Garden - work from Swedish artists.
1997 Romantic Fictions (with Elaine Axten) – installation of mutilated Mills and Boons romantic novels.
Shown in Whitechapel Open and Waterstones bookshop as part of MAVIS Goes Shopping: a series of site-specific installations by artists in shops on Camden High Street, London.
1996 Virus installation, performance and giant virus sculptures.
Shown in Whitechapel Open and as part of World AIDS Day Exhibition at the Globe Centre, London
1993 Hot Pussy – sexual chair sculpture installation - The Edge Gallery, Cromer Street, London.
Reviewed in Time Out, The Face, Ms London, Skin Two, Brutus (Japan), Pink Paper, Capital Gay, Virgin FM, News of the World, Shebang. Interviewed on TV – UK Living (Sky TV, Europe) and Fashion Sushi (NTV, Japan)
1993 Seaside Collection - Lauren Shanley Contemporary Textiles, London. Reviewed in Time Out and the Evening Standard
1992 Dream Chair, Baik Gallery, London

selected group exhibitions and screenings

2015 Drawn Conversations,(in collaboration with Drawn Together) Performance Studio, University of Coventry (curated by Jill Journeaux and Helen Gorrill): Notes on a Table I (After John Cage) and Notes on a Table II (Reunion)
  Mysterious Objects at Noon, Art Lacuna, London (in collaboration with Lynn Lu)(curated by Gavin Maughfling & Suzanne Emmony): Paradoxes for the Virtual II
  The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Castello 1610/A, Venice Biennale satelite show, Italy(curated by Vanya Balogh): Anguish II (After Delsarte)
  Mysterious Objects at Noon, Objectif, Singapore (in collaboration with Lynn Lu)(curated by Gavin Maughfling & Suzanne Emmony): Paradoxes for the Virtual II
  Year of the Sheep, QPark Chinatown, London (curated by Vanya Balogh): Trotting Shadow I (Ram Ladies)
  G+VERL, University of Hertfordshire, London (curated by Ian Willcock): Time Channel
  Play, Lab451London, Camden Image Gallery, London (in collaboration with Lynn Lu)(curated by Geraldine Gallavardin): Paradoxes for the Virtual I
2014 Dans Ma Cellule, Une Silhouette, Centre d'Art Contemporain, La Ferme du Buisson, Paris (in collaboration with M. Foá)(curated by Lore Gablier): Traion I (Ferme)
  Over Time, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum, London (curated by Anne Robinson): Time Channel
  Drawology, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry (in collaboration with M. Foá) (curated by Deborah Harty): Traion IV (Coventry)
  The Hollow (part of We could Not Agree), Q-Park, Cavendish Square, London (curated by Sarah Sparkes): Shadow Puppet I
2013 Living Film, No-w-here Lab, London (curated by Vicky Smith / Karel Doing): Out There in the Dark
  Draw to Perform, ]Performance Space[, London (with M Foá)(curated by Ram Samocha): Performative lecture
  Technology Frontiers, The Economist, London (curated by Oliver Gingrich): White Lines
  Making Knowledge, Lethaby Gallery, London (curated by Anne Tallentire): research documentation for Medium
2012 Exploding Cinema, Goldsmiths, London (curated by Sarah Sparkes): Medium
  GHost IV, St Johns, London (curated by Sarah Sparkes): Medium
  Dickensian Hauntings, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (curated by Jane Webb): Medium
  Ghost Station, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes (in collaboration with M. Foá) (curated by Art Hertz): Turple
  Decode / Recode, University of Salford (in collaboration with M. Foá) (curated by Paul Sermon): Turple
2011 Brixton Calling!, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning (these works from former members of the Brixton Artists Collective are being archived in the Tate Britain): Dream Chair, Fierce Pussy
  D R A F T, Parasol Unit, London (in collaboration with M K Palomar): Free Time
  Papay Nights Festival, Orkney (with the Performance Drawing Collective): SKY vs Skype
2010 Mix 23 Queer Experimental Film Festival,New York: Out There in the Dark
Animation Deviation, UWE, Bristol (curated by Vicky Smith): Out There in the Dark
Bitbots, Kingly Court, London: Manga cat toy
Holographic Serendipity,
Shunt, London (curated by Oliver Gingrich): White Lines
I Can't Even Draw Straight,
LLGFF, British Film Institute, London (curated by Jason Barker): Out There in the Dark
, P3, London (curated by Oliver Gingrich): White Lines
2009 Joined Up,The Vault Gallery, Lancaster (with PDC): Collaborative Drawing
Musion Gala Awards, The Old Cinema, University of Westminster, London (curated by Oliver Gingrich): White Lines
Act Art 7, Hidden, London (curated by Mark Massive): Out There in the Dark
UpStage 090909 Festival,Haymatlos, Eclectic Tech Carnival, Istanbul, Turkey; Norsk Telemuseum, Oslo, Norway; Muffatwerk Cafe, Munich, Germany; New Dowse Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Hutt City Libraries, New Zealand; SCHAUMBAD - Freies Atelierhaus Graz, Austria; MAD @ Smalle Haven Eindhoven, Netherlands; APO33, Nantes, France; School of Interactive Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University in Surrey, BC, Canada; Syneme, University of Calgary, Canada; Culture Centre Pancevo, Serbia (curated by Helen Varley Jamieson and Vicki Smith): At Home with Mr and Mrs Smith
Forkbeard Residency showcase, Devon: Exorcism
Musion Showcase,
Slade Technology Fayre (curated by Oliver Gingrich): White Lines
Showcase 09, Lethaby Gallery, London (curated by Andrew McGettigan): Place of Work
2008 Explorations, the Innovation Centre, CSM, London: research documentation from Out There in the Dark
line process echo repeat
, the Lethaby Gallery, London (with PDC): Out There in the Dark
Moves08, Manchester: Photosonic; Sound Drawings
2007 Here Tomorrow Residency, the Lethaby Gallery, London: Dog Betty
Adobe Inspired Media, Curzon Cinema, London:
Dog Betty
2006 1era Bienal Internacional de Performance, Santiago de Chile
Bilbao, Spain: London Angel
2005 Cosmic Zoom festival, Denmark: London Angel
Video Forum, London: London Angel
291 Gallery, London: London Angel
the Fleapit, London: London Angel
Northern Exposure, Newcastle: London Angel
2004 IBC, Amsterdam: London Angel
Adobe Live, South Africa: London Angel
2003 San Diego Experimental Film Festival, San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, USA: 90
2001  IBC, Amsterdam: Colombia Road
Video Forum, London: Colombia Road
2000 ICA Bar, London: Virus
291 Gallery, London: Virus
Raya, Athens, Greece: Virus
Keigo Arts, Japan: Virus
LoveBytes, Sheffield: Virus
The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham: Virus
1999 Lux Centre, London: Virus
Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA: Virus
Raindance Festival, London: Virus
1998 London Electronic Arts, London: Waves
Chisenhale Dance Centre, London: Waves
1997 Backspace Cyber Café, London: Virus interactive
Globe Centre, London: Virus installation
1994 3 Little Bloomfield, Sydney, Australia: Hot Pussy
Hackney Town Hall, London: Hot Pussy
1993 Whitechapel Open, London: Hot Pussy
1992 The Worx, London: Angels
Cable Street Studios, London: Dream Chair; Angels
1991 Brixton Art Gallery, London: Dream Chair; Angels
1987 Transmission Gallery, Glasgow: Why Witch?
Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow: Why Witch?