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Karen Cunningham 

Artist in Residence




Karen Cunningham has been Collective’s Artist in Residence in partnership with the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities since January 2020.

During the residency, Karen has been researching Collective’s site through the critical concepts of ‘World-making’ and ‘Un-doing’ in order to consider it’s specific locale in relation to processes of de-modernisation which seek to ‘un-do’ the apparently permanent structures of imperialism.

Karen is currently working towards the outcomes from her research residency which will be shared in Summer 2020.

Karen Cunningham is an artist based in Glasgow. She is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD titled, ‘World-Making and Un-Doing’ at Edinburgh College of Art.

Her work has been presented throughout the UK and internationally including group shows, events and screenings at, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, China; Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Palace of Culture & Science, Warsaw, Poland, and Nightingale Cinema, Chicago and Goldsmiths College, College, London. Recent exhibitions include the 3-person show Make something with your body at vbkö, Vienna, Austria and the solo show Deploying Culture at Cample Line, Scotland.