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Art Resume


2013 - 2023  Artist Curator Design - Forbes Projects 

1999 - 2001  Visual Arts Officer, EMACA (East Midlands African Caribbean Arts), Nottingham

2003 - 2023  Voluntary work - Chair of the Trustees & Directors of Primary, trading as Nottingham Studios , Nottingham see link


2018 - 2020  Royal College of Art, MA Sculpture 

2009 - 2011  Landmark Education - Curriculum for Living 

1995 - 1998  Nottingham Trent University, BA (Hons) Photography

1994 - 1995  West Notts College, BTEC Foundation Art & Design


Exhibitions ( selected )

2023  Want the World to Know, (solo exhibition) Saatchi Gallery, London 

2023  Ingram Art Prize 

2023  Christies' / 1-54 Transatlantic Connections: Caribbean Narratives in Contemporary Art

2022  Blk This & Blk That... a state of urgency, (solo exhibition) Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham

2021  The World is a Work in Progress, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester   

2021  Cut & Mix: Visual Representations of Black British Masculine Identities, The New Art Exchange, Nottingham

2021  Space Lapse: RCA Sculpture 2020,  Royal Sculpture Society, London 

2020  London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London 

2020  Tomorrow: London, White Cube Gallery, London

2020  RCA2020    Royal College of Art, Degree Show 

2018  Reformation: at Guest Project Nadim Chaudry, Michael Forbes, Barbara Walker

2018  Diaspora Pavilion I Venice to Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton Art Gallery

2017  Venice - Diaspora Platform - Internation Curators Forum, at Palazzo Santa Marina

2016  Nottingham Castle Open - Winner of the Nottingham Castle purchase prize 

2016  Untitled, Harley Gallery, Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire 

2015  Acquisition, Quad, Derby

2014  Since 1843: In the Making, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

Residency / Mentoring / Awards

2020 - 2024 Associate Artist Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2021  Selector for UK Robert Walters New Artists Art Prize - £10,000 1st prize, £5,000 2nd prize & group show at Saatchi Gallery 

2021  Selector for Kensington & Chelsea Art Week

2020  Arts Council England DYCP 

2018 / 20 Rose Finn-Kelcey Scholarship

2018   Nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Artist Awards   

2017   Winner of Black Achievers Award for Arts, Media and Culture 

2016 - 2018 The International Curators Forum (ICF), in partnership with University of the Arts London (UAL) Mentor: Director of International Curators Forum, David A Bailey

2011  International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York


Curatorial Projects

2018  Reformation at Guest Project: Nadim Chaudry, Michael Forbes, Barbara Walker

2012  Untitled, Primary,  Nottingham

2010  Because I Can, 'Pop Up' found space,  Nottingham 

2010  Inconsistency Of Everything, Harminder Singh Judge, New Art Exchange, Nottingham 

2009  Strength Of Feeling, Sokari Douglas Camp, New Art Exchange, Nottingham

2008  Next We Change Earth, The New Art Exchange, Nottingham 

2008  Once Upon A Time In The West There Was Lace, Godfried Donkor, Yard Gallery, Nott'm

2007  The Redemptive Beauty Of Life After Death, The Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

2002  There Is No Redemption, Bonington Gallery,  Nottingham

2001  Blood Babies, Cryprien Tokoudagba & Elshaday Berhane, The Art Exchange, Nottingham 

2000  Urban Recreation, Andrew Wright, The Art Exchange, Nottingham 

2000  Straight Jacket For The Soul, David Brouet, The Art Exchange, Nottingham

2000  Fixation, Johannes Phokela, The Art Exchange, Nottingham 

1999  Slave To Champ, Godfried Donkor, The Art Exchange, Nottingham

Media Interviews

2020 Conscious Isolation - with Susie Olczak  discussing my artistic practice as part of the RCA2020 see link to video here

2018 BBC Front Row with John Wilson - discussing Diaspora Pavilion I Venice to Wolverhampton at Wolverhampton Art Gallery,

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