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1980-1983 BA(hons) Fine Art, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England
1984-1986 MA Environmental Media, Royal College of Art, London, England
 September 2002 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts, University of Wolverhampton, England


Professional Experience


Current Position
2006-Present Associate Professor/Reader in Fine Art and Digital Media.
Middlesex University. London. England

2003-2006 Principal Lecturer in Media Production. School of Cultural & Innovation Studies.
University of East London, England.
2001- 2003 Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
2000-2001 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
1984-2000 Practicing Artist, presenting exhibitions, teaching, undertaking commissions and curatorial projects in England and Internationally
1993-1994 Lecturer in Interactive Arts (0.4). Manchester Metropolitan University. England


Solo Exhibitions


September-October 2017Jet Black Futures I. Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London.
April-June 2017 Unearthing the Bankers Bones. New Art Exchange, Nottingham.
August 2016-January 2017 Unearthing the Bankers Bones. Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
August 2012 A Short Sprint. Lake Gallery, Birmingham
October 2010 A Future Museum of the Present, 113 Voorstraat. Dordrecht. Holland
June-August 2007 The Perfect City, PM Gallery and House, London
May-June 2007 The Abolitionist’s Parlour, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
September-October 2004 Crusade, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, USA
April-June 2001 The Mechanoid’s Bloodline, Rigina Gouger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA
February-March  2001 Another Arena, Orchard  Gallery, Derry. Ireland
October 2000–Feb 2001  Machine, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo. Norway
July-October 1999 Relocating The Remains, The New Museum New York USA
September-October 1998  The Exploded City, Gate Foundation Amsterdam. Holland
August-September 1998  Relocating The Remains Ikon Gallery Birmingham. UK
May-June 1998  Keith Piper Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
April-June 1998 Four Frontiers Cartwright Hall, Bradford UK
December 1997 Western Passage, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia. USA
July-August 1997, Relocating The Remains, Royal College Of Art, London UK
September 1995 Reckless Eyeballing Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham. UK
June-September 1993, Exotic Signs, Gallery Theesalon, Arnhem, Holland
October-November1992 Front Het Kijkhuis, Den Haag, Holland
August-September 1992 Tradewinds Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool UK
November-December 1991 A Ship Called Jesus Camden Arts Centre, London UK
May-June 1991 Step Into The Arena Rochdale Art Gallery, Rochdale UK
January-December 1991 A Ship Called Jesus Ikon Gallery, Birmingham UK
September 1991 Portrait of a Shopping Center as a Cathedral. Dalston Cross Shopping Centre, UK
August 1990 The Devil Finds Work Transmission Gallery, Glasgow UK
January 1989 Father I have done questionable things Bedford Hill Gallery, London, UK
June-October 1988 Chanting Heads  Mobile Sculpture, Various sites across the UK
September 1987 Another Empire State Battersea Arts Centre, London UK
August 1987 Adventures Close To Home Pentonville Gallery, London UK
June 1984 Past Imperfect, Future Tense The Black Art Gallery, London UK


Selected Group Exhibitions


June - October 2017 The Wilderness Way, MIMA, Middlesbrough, UK
June - September 2017 The Place Is Here, South London Gallery, UK
February - May 2017 The Place Is Here, Nottingham Contemporary, UK
April - Sept 2016 Thinking Black. A Montage of Black Art in Britain, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
November 2015 - December 2015 Ghosts, Lethaby Gallery UAL, London.
July 2015 - January 2016 No Colour Bar, Guildhall Gallery, London.
June 2015 In\Visible Cities, Gorizia, Italy.
May 2015 Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, London.
November 2014 Breadmatters IV, ARTos, Nicosia, Cyprus
January-August 2012 Migrations: Journeys into British Art, Tate Britian, London
September 2011-January 2012 Nothing in the World but Youth. Turner Contemporary, Margate. UK
August 2011-March 2012 Blk Art Group, Graves Gallery, Sheffield.
January- July 2011 ‘Art for Whom’ 1970/80s British Art, Tate Britain, London.
October – December 2010 Unfixed: Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK) Dordrecht. Holland
July – October 2010 Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic. CGAC, Santiago de Compostela. Spain
January-April 2010 Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
September –October 2008 Next We Change Earth, New Art Exchange. Nottingham
February-June 2007 Uncomfortable Truths, The Victoria and Albert Museum. London
September-November 2006 How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art, Hayward Gallery, London
November-December 2005 Historical Sounding Gallery, John Hope Franklin Centre. Durham, USA
September 2005 Making Faces, The Forum, Norwich. UK
Jan – March 2005 Terminal Frontiers, Watermans Art Centre, London
September-November 2004 The Black Atlantic, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
August – October 2004 Terminal Frontiers, Street Level Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
April – May 2004, Stranger than Fiction, Leeds City Gallery, Leeds, UK
June-September 2003 Transferts Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium
May 2003 20th World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, Holland.
September-October 2002 Terminal Frontiers Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK
August 2002 Mass Appeal Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
January 2002 Race In Digital Space The Studio Museum In Harlem New York, USA
December 2001  Unpacking Europe Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Holland
Nov 2001 Bits & Pieces, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, USA
April  2001 Race In Digital Space List Center For The Arts Cambridge, USA
November 1999, Machos y Munecas La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain
November 1998  Kunst In Vrijheid Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Holland
October 1998  The Unmapped Body Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, USA
September 1998 Revolution98 Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, England
May 1998 Biennale De L'image Paris 98 Centre National De La Photographie. Paris, France
December 1997 On The Bright Side Of Life Neue Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
October 1997 2nd Johannesburg Biennale Johannesburg. South Africa
September 1997 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes Ottowa Art Gallery. Canada
March 1997 Translocations Photographers Gallery, London, England
October 1996 New Histories Institute Of Contemporary Arts. Boston. USA
May 1996 Perception & Perspective National Gallery Of Victoria Melbourne, Australia
July 1995 Boxer Walsall Museum & Art Gallery, England
June 1995 Flowerfield & Reckless Eyeballing. Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
April 1995  Video Positive Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool, England
January 1995 The Masculine Masquerade Mit List, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
December 1994 Cocido Y Crudo Museo Nacional Reina Sofia. Madrid, Spain
May 1994 Quinta Bienal De La Habana Havana, Cuba
March-April 1994 Down Town Nederlands Foto Instituut. Rotterdam, Holland
September 1993 Iterations International Center Of Photography, New York, USA
February 1993 British Artists Of The 90’s Videofest 93, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany.
January 1993 Interrogating Identity Duke University Museum Of Art, North Carolina, USA
November 1992 Trophies Of Empire Arnolfini, Bristol, England
June 1992 Force Site Schloss Presteneck, Neuenstadt, Germany
November 1991 Interrogating Identity Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis. USA
October 1991 Photovideo The Photographers Gallery, London, England
October 1991 Tercera Bienal De La Habana `91 Havana, Cuba
August 1991 Interrogating Identity Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston. USA
March 1991 Interogating Identity Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA
November 1989 The Other Story Hayward Gallery, London, England
October 1989 Tercera Bienal De La Habana `89 Havana, Cuba
February 1988 Essential Black Art Chisenhale Gallery, London, England
October 1987 Art History The Hayward Gallery, London, England
September 1987 State Of The Nation Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, England
August 1986 From Two Worlds The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
March 1986 New Contemporaries I.C.A, London, England
April-May 1985 Black Skin/Bluecoat Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, England
January 1985 New Horizons G.L.C Royal Festival Hall, London, England
September 1984 Into The Open Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England
January 1984 Black Art Now The Black Art Gallery, London, England
January 1983 The Pan-Afrikan Connection The Midland Group, Nottingham, England
June 1982 The Pan-Afrikan Connection The Africa Centre, London, England
June 1981 Black Art & Done Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, England