ABOUT 

Kim Coleman (Born N.  Ireland) works with stage-lighting, expanded moving-image, live performance, and photography to create live events and installations.

 

Kim's moving images and light works consider affective dynamics. Often co-authored, they allow for examination of how multiple perspectives / subjective positions can be expressed and combine within individual artworks. Kim finds meaning in queering  video, lighting, and photographic technologies by employing cameras or 'intelligent' light fixtures in deviant or non-conforming ways. Her colour photograms and photographs, made in the velvet obscurity of the darkroom, index and expand upon their time-based counterparts. Some depict objects which stand in for her own body or many bodies and articulate experiences and feelings within and between them. Others are made on location and are used to examine structures and biases at significant cultural sites.

Solo and collaborative works have been staged at Nottingham Contemporary (UK), Tate St.Ives (UK), Palais de Tokyo (FR) , Tate Britain (UK), The Tom of Finland Foundation (USA), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (FR), The Showroom (UK), The ICA (UK), Frieze Projects for Frieze London (UK), Serpentine Screen (UK) Minneapolis Film Festival (USA), MS Dockville (GER), Block Universe Festival of Performance (UK), Glasgow International Festival (UK), Jerwood Visual Arts (UK), The Athens Biennale (GR), and Edinburgh Art Festival (UK). 

After completing a BA at Edinburgh College of Art, Kim co-founded a number of artist led initiatives including Magnifitat, Embassy Gallery, and The Edinburgh Annuale festival of artist led spaces, before studying for an MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Her work in lighting and projected video led her to being invited to design and creatively direct touring stage shows for bands including Django Django and Franz Ferdinand. Her current art practice draws on experiences from this time.

Kim's teaches at numerous art and design institutions. She is an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion (School of Media and Communication) and at Chelsea College of Art and Design (BA and MA Fine Art). She has also been visiting artist at Reading School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Camberwell School of Art, London College of Fashion, Gray's Aberdeen, and VIA, Aarhus (Denmark). 

TEXTS AND INTERVIEWS

 

 

FULL CV/BIO

CURRENT
2022 ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND - DEVELOPING YOUR PRACTICE GRANT

2021-2022 LUX MOVING IMAGE - ARTIST PLACEMENT

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS / PERFORMANCES (INCLUDING COLLABORATIVE)
2021 THE MECHANICS OF LOVE, ONLINE SCREENING EVENT. AXISWEB ONLINE (UK) ++
2019 OHMMG, LIVE PERFORMANCE, FESTIVAL OF THE NOT, CIRCA PROJECTS, NEWCASTLE (UK)
2018 IF THEY BE TWO, FIVE YEARS, LONDON*
2017 APHELION SLIP, BLOCK UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, LONDON (UK)**
2016 POLARISED, BLOCK 336, LONDON+
2014 WINTER SUN, KINGS CROSS GRANARY SQUARE LONDON (UK)
2013 IF YOU CAN'T SEE MY MIRRORS I CAN'T SEE YOU, CIRCA PROJECTS, NEWCASTLE++
2011 AN INFUSION OF THE EVENING AIR, GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL, GLASGOW (UK)++
2010 STAGED, THE CITY OBSERVATORY, EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL, EDINBURGH++
2009 GLARE, S1 ARTSPACE, SHEFFIELD++
2009 ACT NATURAL, PICTURE THIS, BRISTOL++
2009 PLAYERS, FRIEZE ART FAIR, LONDON++
2008 BOYLE FAMILY RE-ENACTMENT, ICA, LONDON (UK) ++
2007 ONE MAN SHOW. MASTERS SHOW, CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
2006 TIMEBANK, ASSOCIATES, LONDON++
2005 DEMONSTRATION, TATE BRITAIN, LONDON (UK) ++

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES AND SCREENINGS
2022 MELTDOWN, RIDELY PROJECT SPACE, LONDON (UK)

2021 GRACE BEFORE JONES, NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY (UK)
2021  EMPTY ROOMS FULL OF LOVE, FRAC CHAMPAGNE ARDENNE (FR)
2020 HEAVEN AND HELL, TOM OF FINLAND HOUSE, LA (USA)
2020 CLUB GODDESS, KUNSTRAUM, LONDON (UK)
2019 LATE AT TATE, TATE ST IVES (UK)
2019  AUTHENTICITY, VESTOJ FOR LA MANUTENTION, PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS (FR)
2016 HERE IS INFORMATION, MOBILISE, THE SHOWROOM, LONDON (UK) ***
2013 ASSEMBLY, JERWOOD VISUAL ARTS, LONDON (UK)
2013 ABSTRACT MOVEMENT, TALBOT RICE GALLERY, EDINBURGH (UK)
2012 YOUNG LONDON, V22, LONDON (UK)
2012 DETROIT, LUX ASSOCIATE ARTISTS PRESENTATION, LONDON
2012 MY BODY LYING IN THE HEATHER     SCREENING AT MK GALLERY, Milton Keynes
2011 EXPERIMENTAL FILM SECTIONS MINNEAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL
2011 PEEPING TOM    KUNSTHALL KAdE, AMERFOORT, NETHERLANDS
2011 YOUNG LONDON, V22, LONDON
2010 OVER AND OVER, THE FORGOTTEN BAR, BERLIN
2010 TOGETHER CATALYST ARTS, BELFAST
2010 USE AND MENTION GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY GALLERY
2009 SMALL MOMENTS OF FANTASTIC THINGS ,ANTJE WACHS, BERLIN
2009 SET IT UP AND GO, APS ARTNEWS PROJECTS, BERLIN
2009 LOOK NO HANDS, CELL PROJET SPACE, LONDON
2009 LITTLE GALLERY ON HOXTON STREET, LIMONCELLO LONDON 
2008 MEMBER SHOW, SELECTORS: MICHAEL BRACEWELL + LINDER. STUDIO VOLTAIRE. LDN         
2007 YOUNG ATHENIANS 1ST ATHENS, BIENNIAL. ATHENS.

2005  THE EMBASSY AT  ZOO ART FAIR   

2005 CREATIVE REVIEW PROJECT ROOMS GLASGOW                                                

2005 DO NOT INTERRUPT YOUR ACTIVITIES ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART LONDON               

2005 CONQUESTS AND TECHNIQUES, THE SHIP, LONDON                                            

2004 AMARYLLIS SILLYRAMA GLASGOW SCULPTURE STUDIOS

2003 SHOW 2, MAGNIFITAT EDINBURGH

2003 PLATFORM, THEY WAYGOOD NEWCASTLE

2003 THE GLOW IN THE DARK ISSUE, MAGNIFITAT, EDINBURGH

2002 SWITCHSPACE AT THE CHATEAU, GLASGOW (UK) * 

2002 MAGNIFITAT AND OTHER ROOMS, MAGNIFITAT, EDINBURGH

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2021 AXISWEB - NEW WORK PROJECT GRANT
2021 ARTIST BURSARY FOR NEW MOVING IMAGE WORK THE ELEPHANT TRUST (UK)
2019 GALLERY RESIDENCY FIVE YEARS GALLERY, LONDON (UK)
2018 PHD STUDENTSHIP ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (UK)
2017 ARTIST BURSARY FOR NEW MOVING IMAGE WORK THE ELEPHANT TRUST (UK)
2016 ARTIST DEVELOPMENT BURSARY A-N, ARTISTS NEWSLETTER (UK)
2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE †† BLOCK 336 LONDON (UK)
2012 ARTIST FELLOW Δ NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND (UK)
2011 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE MSDOCKVILLE FESTIVAL, HAMBURG (GER)
NEW MOVING IMAGE WORK GRANT THE LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)
2008 ARTIST BURSARY THE ELEPHANT TRUST (UK)
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE.  SOUTH WEST SCREEN AND PICTURE THIS (UK)++
2007 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD. FOR BOYLE COLLABORATION, CREATIVE SCOTLAND (UK) ++

MUSIC / DESIGN  COLLABORATIONS
2014 OF THE SHADOW. HAT COLLECTION. COLLABORATION WITH NOEL STEWART MILLINERY. LONDON (UK)
2014 US/EU TOUR STAGE SHOW. SET, MOVING IMAGE, LIGHTING AND COSTUME FOR FRANZ FERDINAND (DOMINO RECORDS) 
2014 US/EU TOUR STAGE SHOW. VIDEO, LIGHTING AND SET DESIGN FOR DJANGO DJANGO (BECAUSE MUSIC) 
2013 UK TOUR LIVE STAGE SHOW. VIDEO LIGHTING  AND SET DESIGN FOR FOR VERONICA FALLS (BELLA UNION)
2012 US/EU TOUR LIVE STAGE SHOW. VIDEO, LIGHTING, SET DESIGN FOR  DJANGO DJANGO(BECAUSE MUSIC) 

2011 MUSIC VIDEO. FOR DJANGO DJANGO'S 'WAVEFORMS' SINGLE (BECUASE MUSIC)

2011 DESIGN AND LIGHTING FOR DJANGO DJANGO'S 'BLACKBOX SESSION', THE ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON

 

ACTIVIST PROJECTS
2019 BURNING EARTH. MOVING-IMAGE INTERVENTION FOR CLIMATE PROTESTS, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON (UK)=

 

COLLECTIONS
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION, LA (US)

 

FEATURED IN BOOKS
2019 SALON FOR A SPECULATIVE FUTURE, (MA BIBLIOTHEQUE)
2014 YOUNG LONDON (V22)
2009 NEW GENERATION: ARTIST DIRECTORY (PHAIDON)
2009 NOUGHT TO SIXTY AT THE ICA, (ICA)
2006 YOUNG ATHENIANS (ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY)
2005 DO NOT INTERRUPT YOUR ACTIVITIES (ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART)

 

SELECTED PRESS
2019     Festival of the Not.  Adam Pugh, Art Monthly 
2010     Interview about 'Staged'. BBC Radio Scotland
2010     Review of Staged. Agnieszka Gratza in The Guardian 
2009     Exhibit A-List. Linda Yablonsky, T Magazine, The New York Times 
2009     Frieze Projects. Miranda Sawyer, Frieze Art Fair: not deaf to the times, The Observer  
2009     Frieze Art Fair. Adrian Searle, Park life for the Frieze art fair, The Guardian magazine 
2009     Review of Glare. Jonathan Griffen Frieze magazine online  
2008     Review of Nought to Sixty at the ICA. Sally O’Reilly Art Review 
2006     Review of Timebank. Sally O’Reilly Art Review  

 

COMMISSIONED TEXTS
A Split Screen, Philomena Epps and Octavia Bright (2021)
If They Be Two, Laura Guy (2018)
Pale Blue Dots, Francis McKee (2010)

 

EDUCATION

2022 PhD Fine Art Practice, Reading School of Art (UK)
2010 LUX Associate Artists Programs (UK)
2008 MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art and Design (UK)
2001 BA Fine Art (Tapestry) Edinburgh College of Art (UK)

*Co-authored with Susie Green/ **co-authored with Cara Tolmie and Zoe Poluch/ ***co-authored with Matthew Noel-Tod / +co-authored with Laura Buckley / ++co-authored with Jenny Hogarth

CONTACT

kimehcoleman@gmail.com