Pete Ashton's Artist CV

Pete Ashton
DoB: 19 Sept 1972
Residence: Birmingham, UK
Web: art.peteashton.com
Email: pete@peteashton.com
Phone: +44 7775 690 106

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Major artworks plus recent practitioner, speaker and producer work.

2018

As Artist

Black Hole Club - Member of Vivid Project’s programme for artists, designers, curators and writers in the West Midlands to share and test ideas.

Optical Array - Installation for Stellar, a group show commissioned by Lumen.

Blow-Up 2018 - Reimagining the 1960s mystery film as a metaphor for our relationship with data corporations. In this version David Hemmings is The Data Centre.

As Practitioner

Rivers of the World - Artist facilitator producing three artworks with students at Worcestershire schools for national touring exhibtion during Autumn, run by the Thames Festival Trust and The British Council. In progress.

AI for Artists - Workshop for the Art AI Festival comissioned by De Montfort University and The Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester.

Escaping Victimhood - Photography walk commissioned as part of therapeutic retreat.

2017

As Artist

Instructions for Humans - Major three month exhibition of new body of work at Birmingham Open Media funded by Arts Council England. Full report forthcoming.

Black Hole Club - Member of Vivid Project’s programme for artists, designers, curators and writers in the West Midlands to share and test ideas.

Spectrographic Manifestos - Interactive artwork using sonification to respond to the General Election.

Engine Travel Bursary - Awarded by New Art West Midlands. Report.

As Speaker

Human Interfaces Conference - Invited speaker at Association for Photography in Higher Education Summer Conference.

ASTONish - Invited speaker at creative leadership workshop.

As Practitioner

Developed in Birmingham - Series of events featuring Camera Obscura builds and a Speculative Cameras workshop.

BOM Art and Tech Social - Experimenrtal Capture workshop exploring the edges of photography.

Escaping Victimhood - Photography walk commissioned as part of therapeutic retreat.

Digitalis Milton Keynes - Sonification workshop at Milton Keynes library.

2016

As Artist

Birmingham Open Media Fellowship - year long fellowship including group show and involvement in BOM’s educational outreach work.

Goodbye Wittgenstein - residency and group show, Linz, Austria

20/20 Visions - essay commissioned by Knowle West Media Centra for their 20th anniversary.

Experimental Capture Workshop - scholarship to study with Golan Levin at Anderson Ranch, Colorado, USA.

The Droids - part of Fermynwood’s Open Online Six: Too Long For iTunes.

As Speaker

Random String - Invited speaker at arts and technology conference.

The Mediated Self - Invited speaker for Warwick University’s School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies.

As Practitioner

Trailblazers - arts practitioner on youth civics project run by Stan’s Cafe Theatre Company.

Art in Crisis - Workshop and photography walks with homeless people resulting in exhibtion of their work at Birmingham Open Media.

Escaping Victimhood - Photography walk commissioned as part of therapeutic retreat.

Gallery 37 - Photography mentoring for young people not in education, employment or training.

SOAK - Guided Photography Walk along river for suburban arts festival.

As Producer

Birmingham Camera Obscura R&D Programme - Commissioned and produced, with Jenny Duffin, four artists to create new works using the Birmingham Camera Obscura.

2015

Birmingham Open Media Fellowship - year long fellowship including group show and involvement in BOM’s educational outreach work.

Instabeck - part of The JHB Archive group show curated by Jo Gane.

Cross City Walks at Flatpack - interactive installation for Flatpack Film Festival.

2014

Ikon Traces Walking Tour - commission from the Ikon gallery and the Still Walking festival.

Live Sonification of Photography - performance at the If Wet artists salon

Collective Photography - Book documenting Arts Council funded artistic development programme researching and producing photo walks as an art form.

Typologies of Hypernetworked Vernacular Self-Portraiture - short film, screened at Flatpack Film Festival.

2011

Dead Space - Installation in Birmingham Central Library window curated by Clare Farrell of Werk.

Email

pete@peteashton.com

Phone

+44 7775 690106