In her practice Jessie Brennan (b. 1982,UK) explores the inter-relations between people and places, informed by their social and political contexts and a direct engagement with the individuals who occupy them. Her practice is research-led and situated, taking the form of drawing, photography, installation, performance, film, writing and publications.
Jessie graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and Europe, and her work is held in public and private collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Recent selected exhibitions include: Re: development – Inside The Green Backyard, Carroll/Fletcher Onscreen, London (solo, 2017); If This Were to Be Lost, dalla Rosa Gallery, London (solo, 2016); RESIDENT, City Gallery & Museum, Peterborough (2016); Progress, The Foundling Museum, London (2014); Talents Contemporains, François Schneider Foundation, France (2014); Coup de Ville, WARP, Belgium (2013). Her authored books include Regeneration! (2015) and Re: development (2016).
Jake (b. 1993, UK) is an artist and creative computer programmer. He graduated with a BA from the Slade School of Art in 2017. In his art Jake engages with both the history and tropes of fine art and the possibilities and consequences of digital code. His most recent projects explore how we interact with and conceive of technology and Artificial Intelligence.
Felicity Hammond (b. 1988, UK) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2014. She is currently studying for a PhD Contemporary Art Research at Kingston University. Her digital collages and photo-sculptural installations reveal a concern for the decaying post-industrial landscape and it's interplay with the temporary utopia of disposable luxury living. Her work has appeared most recently in the FOAM Talent exhibition (Amsterdam and London), London’s Tate Modern and Saatchi Gallery, and at The Lowry, Salford. She is included in upcoming group shows at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; the NEoN Festival, Dundee, Scotland; and ApexArt, New York, USA. In 2016 Felicity won the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award, was shortlisted for the Jerwood/Photoworks Award and the ING Unseen Talent Award, and was selected as a FOAM Talent.
Libby Heaney is an artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has a PhD in quantum physics and five years post-doctoral research experience in quantum information science at the University of Oxford and the National University of Singapore.
In 2013, in order to explore science and technology from multiple viewpoints, Libby retrained as an artist at Central St. Martins. Since graduating in 2014 she has tutored on the Information Experience Design program at the Royal College of Art. Libby has exhibited in London (including Tate Modern and Christie's), New York, Ireland, Malta, Spain and Finland, and was part of the official programme at the 2017 EU capital of culture in Aarhus, Denmark. She won the Ideas Tap Innovators award in 2014 and the Lifeboat residency award in 2016, and has been short listed for the Helen Scott-Liggett award and the Picton Art Prize.