ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Selina Thompson is an artist and performer (“show off for money”) based in Birmingham, UK. She has shown work across both the UK and Ireland, and writes, as well as making performance and installation about identity, how it shapes our lives, politics and environments, and it’s relationship to freedom. Her work tends to be intimate, urgent and playful, with a taste for endurance and spectacle. In the past few years she has built dresses out of cake, giant ‘tumbleweaves’ out of hair extensions, and retraced the Transatlantic Slave route via cargo freighter. She is deliberate, and afraid of nothing.