Joanne Masding

+44 (0) 7816 124 254
Lives and works in Birmingham, UK

Solo exhibitions and projects

Permanent commission, Cornerblock, Birmingham
Plaster Ghost Finger Cast, The New Art Gallery Walsall
Artist in residence, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
stuffs wander off, a shape steps in, Two Queens, Leicester
Shiny Surface Amnesty, Air Space Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (residency and exhibition)
Feature gif, Digital Artist Residency (online artist residency)
Echo, South Wales Echo for Cardiff Contemporary (curated by Sean Edwards)
Symbol for a Light, Longbridge Light Festival, Longbridge (commission for LED video screen. Curated by General Public)
Lacquer Moving Lightly, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Joanne Masding, 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China (residency and exhibition)
The Heterotic I, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland (residency)
Standpoint Futures, Standpoint, London (residency)
Horn, Vinyl, Birmingham
Joanne Masding, Meantime, Cheltenham (residency)
Involution, Tether, Nottingham (Sideshow 2010 commission with Sarah Farmer)

Selected group exhibitions and projects

In the Peaceful Dome, Bluecoat, Liverpool
Touche, Éclat, Workplace, Gateshead (Nina Chua, Daniel Davies, Joanne Masding, Yonatan Vinitsky)
Like the green fig tree, Workplace, Gateshead (Matt Antoniak, Hazel Brill, James Hindle, Harry Hurlock, Joanne Masding, Joe Shaw)
Image Music Text, IMT, London (Andrew Gillespie, Andrew Lacon, Joanne Masding. Curated by Division of Labour)
After, Division of Labour, London
Gone Fishing, Assembly House, Leeds (group exhibition with School of the Damned)
SNAKE HORSE GOAT MONKEY, Guest Projects, London (group exhibition with School of the Damned)
The Place of The Scene, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (Rowena Harris, Fay Nicolson, Joanne Masding, Francesco Pedraglio)
Wish You Were Here, mac, Birmingham, Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum and Art Gallery, Northumberland, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset
Birmingham Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (curated by Gavin Wade and Ruth Claxton)
End, Federation House, Manchester (curated by Joe Fletcher Orr)
Kill Your TV, Worcester Museum (curated by Stuart Layton)
Objectness, Outpost, Norwich (curated by Peles Empire)
At a Distance, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
Congratulations you are the most recent visitor, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (curated by Outpost)
While it Lasts, a show reel, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and Eastside Projects, Birmingham (curated by Elinor Morgan)
Warm Breeze Over Rock, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (with Flore Nove-Josserand)
Winter Art Fair, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (curated by The Lombard Method)
Strabismus, Exhibition as Cinema, The Lombard Method, Birmingham and Mexico, Leeds (curated by The Lombard Method)
The Possibility of an Island, Grand Union, Birmingham (curated by Tim Dixon)
Group Occupation, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall (residency)
Open File: Temporary Sites (a proposal), MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (curated by Jack Brindley and Tim Dixon)
This is the Point, BIAD School of Art, Birmingham and Trade, Nottingham (curated by Katy Woods)
Rotate: Eastside Projects and Grand Union, The Contemporary Art Society, London (curated by Ruth Claxton and Cheryl Jones)
Curfew Tower, Cushendall, Northern Ireland (residency)
Gene-George Earl, Joanne Masding, Ultra High Temperature, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (curated by Gavin Wade)
Meanwhile in Birmingham…, Rogue Project Space, Manchester (curated by Magnus Quaife)
Practical Propogation, Vrits, Basel, Switzerland (residency and exhibition)
Room X, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland (collaborative residency and exhibition)


Four Bronze Horses, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, written by Elinor Morgan
On the Radar Volume 1, Article Press, written by Elinor Morgan

Awards and grants

John Feeney Charitable Trust, Feeney Fellow 2016-17
A-N the artist’s newsletter, professional development bursary
De ateliers residency programme (shortlisted)
Arts Council England, individual grants for the arts
A-N the artist’s newsletter, Venice Biennale research bursary
Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella new moving image award (shortlisted)
Arts Council England, organisation grants for the arts (for The Lombard Method)
Curfew Tower best work of art 2011 (voted for by visitors to Curfew Tower, Heart of the Glens Festival)

Selected other activities

Traverse, Aarhus, Denmark and New Art West Midlands (research project with Mette Boel)
ESP Programmer, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (programmer of associate artist development programme)
School of the Damned, class of 2017 (self-led alternative education model)
Speaker, Practicing self-organisation, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
RE:Present, cultural leadership programme (selected participant)
Katharina Ludwig in residence at Grand Union, Birmingham (curated project, with Grand Union)
Guest editor, Press Room, Venice Biennale
Testing Ground Masterclass, Zabludowicz Collection, London
Waving Not Drowning, BIAD, Birmingham (speaker and panel member, organised by Turning Point West Midlands)
Winter Art Fair, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (curated project)
Artist talk, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
Future Now Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester (speaker and group discussion facilitator)
The Lombard Method 2013-14 programme (curated project with Adam Smythe)
Object as Process #1, Parasol Unit, London (screening and in conversation with curator and writer Harry Burke)
Strabismus, Exhibition as Cinema, The Lombard Method, Birmingham and Mexico, Leeds (curated project, with Adam Smythe)
A Small Hiccup, Grand Union, Birmingham, Newbridge Project, Newcastle and Limoncello, London (contribution to publication, curated by George Vasey)
Castling, exhibition for Glasgow International 2012 (curated project with Eastside Projects)
Speaker, Turning Point West Midlands Visual Art Forum
Artists Access to Art Schools, selected participant
Visiting artist, Birmingham City University
Artist talk, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Founder, co-director and co-curator, The Lombard Method, Birmingham


Art Monthly, June 2016, Issue 407, Plaster Ghost Finger Cast in Midlands roundup
The Guardian, The Place of the Scene in This week’s new exhibitions
a-n, The Place of the Scene in The Week’s Top Exhibitions
Birmingham Mail, 21 Leading Young Artists
Curating the Contemporary, Tom Milnes speaks to Jason Brogan and Joanne Masding
The Bad Vibes Club, Joanne Masding on gifs
Corridor 8, Review of The Manchester Contemporary Art Fair
Buy Art Fair, video of The Manchester Contemporary Art Fair

Private collections in UK
Artist postcard collection (British Museum acquisition)

2007 Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

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