About

I am an artist and a photographer. My work explores the meanings of place from a social and personal perspective, often with an ethnographic emphasis: from the liminal spaces of the city to the meanings of industrial complexes.

With a background in Graphic Communication, my interest in ethnography and the meaning of things comes from research in Design History and Theory which I have a Masters degree in, as well as a Masters in Photography (both with Distinction).

I am a trained Photovoice facilitator and have facilitated workshops with asylum seekers and refugees here in Cardiff. Using photography to develop a voice, participants have exhibited photographs widely across south Wales and in doing so, grown in confidence and self-esteem. For those viewing the photographs, they have got present to the extraordinariness of those seeking asylum.

In addition to this, I am a keen runner and have produced a video ‘Breath, Mind, Muscle’ which is an auto-ethnographic exploration of running, and was exhibited at the Run! Run! Run! Biennale 2016, of which I was an organizing member.

Languages: English, Welsh and Spanish.

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Exhibitions:

2016          ‘Breath, Mind, Muscle’, Run! Run! Run! Bienale, London and Cardiff.

2016          ‘Lleisiau o’r Tir’ (3 videos) selected for Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod, Abergavenny.

2016          ‘Voices from the Land/Lleisiau o’r Tir’, Power in the Land, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys, Wales.

.                 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales.

.                 BayArt, Cardiff, Wales.

2015          Presentation of work in progress at Oxford Film Festival. Working title: Nuclear Voices as part of Power in the Land.

2014          ‘Breath, Mind, Muscle’, MA Photography show, Ffotogallery, Cardiff.

2011          ‘If Truth be Told’, group show as part of Lightbox2, Look13, Liverpool International Photography Festival.

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2016          Facilitating participatory photography courses with asylum seekers, and exhibiting locally:
.                 University of South Wales, community centres, churches.