Jade Montserrat CV

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2017 – Stuart Hall Foundation PhD (via MPhil) Candidate, Institute of Black Atlantic Research, The University of Central Lancashire, “Race and Representation in Northern Britain in the context of the Black Atlantic: A Creative Practice Project.”

2008 – 2010 MA Drawing Norwich University of the Arts

2000 – 2003 BA History of Art Courtauld Institute of Art



Tutor on the MFA programme, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford

Visiting Artist roles (Camberwell College of Arts, MA Drawing; TOMA, Southend-on-sea; Slade, London; Goldsmiths, London; Central School of Speech and drama, UoL, text as performance workshop “Listening”; Staffordshire University; Spike Island sessions with Spike Associates; (Artistic Advisor) Syllabus VI, Wysing Arts Centre, University of Reading, Royal College of Art, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)

Contagion, Research lunch, Paul Mellon Centre

Peat, screening – Magic Lantern Cinema, “Unbound Imaginaries: Expanding Blackness in Recent Film,” a screening of five shorts with a panel discussion.

RE:seeding, in correspondence Performance to Camera Collage by Jade Montserrat and Webb-Ellis. Commissioned by performingborders, East Street Arts and Counterpoint Arts for performingbordersLIVE20. Supported by Live Art Development Agency, with funding from Arts Council England.

Commissioned text, ‘Reciprocity’ for Yellowfields Volume 2: Production. Production

Constellations: Care and Resistance, Manchester Art Gallery. First Future Collect commissioned artist. Future Collect is a three-year programme which partners with national and regional museums and galleries to commission artists of African and/or Asian descent, British born or based. The project is funded by Art Fund and Arts Council England.

Hospital Rooms Drawing Workshop


Vide Atelier limited edition print to buy

Solidarity – Parallel State 


Dada and the power of nonsense, BBC Radio 3, Free Thinking 

Hospitalfield Free Drawing School Online Challenge led by Jade Montserrat

AMC Conversations – Jade Montserrat & Michelle Williams Gamaker

“We need collectivity against structural and institutional racism in the cultural sector” , Collaborative text, Arts Professional

Chronicle ia, film by Jade Montserrat and filmmakers Webb-Ellis for Scarborough Museums Trust, part of the 2020 programme of New Digital Commissions.

Open Courtauld Hour: Women Artists  – Paul Gauguin’s Te Rerioa

Art Criticism and the Pandemic, Session 2: Whose Body? Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in collaboration with Art Monthly

Drawing ‘Out’, ‘From’, ‘With’ – Lips Become The Surface, Performative workshop by Jade Montserrat & Nikita Gill

WHAT WILL THE UK CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET LOOK LIKE IN 2030? London Art Fair, With Lucy Rose Sollitt, Anders Petterson,  Terry Smith and  Jade Montserrat. Chaired by Chief Executive of Creative United Mary-Alice Stack.

Pre-ramble, David Dale Gallery & Studios


Visiting Artist (Brighton University; ‘Territories of Practice Workshop’ for Chelsea College of Art, 2nd Year Fine Art; King’s College, London;  Goldsmiths, London; Leeds Beckett; Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; York St John; University of Reading)

Performance of [untitled] commissioned by No Matter, #10 at Gullivers

Exhibition of works on paper, Iniva

Contributor to The Courtauld Institute of Art RES|FEST x V&A, Dundee

Speaker at ‘Skin in the Game‘, Z-Arts, Manchester

Contributor to Political Ecologies of the Far Right Conference, Lund University

Panel Discussion: ‘Collaboration and Mutual Care‘, Jerwood Arts

Love. Love?, ‘Full English’, DATEAGLE ART, Platform Southwark

‘The Body in Non-Fiction Cinema’, Open City Documentary Festival, discussion hosted by Niall Richardson. Panel: Jade Montserrat, Lucy Clout and Michelle Williams Gamaker

The 5th Nida Doctoral School Fight The Power 2019/1989: We, the Ungovernable participant, Venice

‘Contagion’ Workshop, W.O.OSE Mentoring, Wysing Outpost Network, Norwich

‘Instituting Care’, Humber Street Gallery

‘Contagion (notes)’ Cracking the Established Order Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester

‘Moving beyond tokenism an experience of Art School’, Summer Lodge Symposium, Nottingham Trent University

‘Love.Love?’, performance, ‘Rural Assembly’ at Wysing Arts Centre and for ‘The Department of Love’, Art Night, London

‘Anthem’, IPAF, Warehouse 9, Copenhagen

‘No Need For Clothing’, Queer Black Performance A Colloquium, St John’s College, University of Oxford

Workshop: ‘Writing into Practice’, South London gallery

‘What Was Art School?’ Symposium, Bluecoat, Liverpool

London Art Fair, Art Projects, Iniva Stand, including in conversation with Beverley Bennett and Adelaide Bannerman, and ACE Hotel, Shoreditch wallpaper commission


Instituting Care, Bluecoat, Liverpool    

Performances of ‘No Need For Clothing’ and iterations: Slow Sunday, Steakhouse Live, Arts Admin; The Last Place They Thought Of, ICA, Philadelphia; 4717  – The Royal College of Art Contemporary Curating Art Show, record recode, performance installation; there’s something in the conversation that is more interesting than the finality of (a title), The Showroom, London;  Bath University

‘Revue’,  SPILL Festival of Performance 

THE ANNOTATED READER 9b Cork Street Galleries, London

Art on the Underground, Transport for London Night Tube Map commission 

COCCYX LIVE WORKS vol. 6 | Centrale Fies | SUPERCONTINENT² – 3 parte 21 July 2018 

In conversation, The Edge, Bath

‘Art in the Service of Life’, artist talk, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Visiting artist, Camberwell College of Arts


“Aesthetics, Poetics and Tools for Change” symposium SPACE

“Rainbow Tribe: Programme Revue”, Galerie Norbert Arns, Koln

“Dream Actions” in conversation with Erica Scourti, Somerset House Studios

“What will white culture have to do?” paper presented at “What should white culture do? Race, Art and Politics” symposium, Royal College of Art

“From A Creative case To An Ecology Of Care”, LADA DIY workshop, Scarborough supported by Compass Live Art, crescent Arts and Stephen Joseph Theatre

“From A Creative case To An Ecology Of Care”, TATE Modern

Uniqlo Tate Lates Soul of A Nation on NTS Radio w/Zezi Ifore, Mark Godfrey and Jade Montserrat 

“Towards The Rainbow Tribe”, solo exhibition, Alison Jacques Gallery, London

“No Need For Clothing”, Performance and Drawing Installation, BLAK, ]Performance SPACE[, Folkestone

“No need For Clothing”, Performance,  Ecotones 2: Experience of Migration and Transformation in the Ecotones, Poitiers, France

“No Need For Clothing”, Performance, PAErsche Aktionsabor Festival Interval º9, Essen, Germany

“Communion: Concealed Expectations, Emerging Dialogues”,  paper presented at CAAR Conference, Diasporic Encounters, Subjectivities in Transit: Race, Gender, Religion and Sexualities in the African Diasporas, Malaga

Group exhibition, ‘Becoming Constellation’, Lubominov/Angus Hughes

‘No Need For Clothing’, Conway Hall, London

‘No Need For Clothing’ Drawing in progress and performance and screening of ‘Shadowing Josephine’, ‘Two Night Stands’, Cooper Gallery, Dundee

‘No Need For Clothing’, Preston Jam, University of Central Lancashire

‘No Need For Clothing’, in ‘Sounding In, Sounding Out’, Spike Island, Bristol

‘Shadowing Josephine’ screening, LADA programme for In Between Time, Arnolifini, Bristol
(-2018)  Holding Space (Object Positions) Programme, The Showroom

2016 ‘Josephine and the Leopard’ screening, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, The Kitchen, New York

‘Shadowing Josephine’, Submerge Festival, Bristol

‘Shadowing Josephine’, Spill Festival, Ipswich

‘Josephine and the Leopard’ screening, Mount Florida Studios, Glasgow

‘Communion’ in Steakhouse Live: Longer, Wetter, Faster, Better, Rich Mix, London

Futura Free: a sensing, 198 Gallery, London

Live Art Development Agency DIY 13 workshop leader with Ria Hartley: Rainbow Tribe Affectionate Movement

‘Sets and Spectacles: A Performance Proposal’ delivered at IBAR, Preston

Screening of Peat at Celebrating the Brontes, Durham University

Screening of Peat at Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape, Princeton University

2015 Shadowing Josephine, LAB at Latitude Festival

PRESS ROOM, Creative Time Summit, Venice

Josephine and the Leopard at Video Jam, Manchester

PRESS ROOM, Venice Vernissage

‘Shadowing Josephine’ at Sounds from the Other City, Salford

‘Burial, The Brontes and Lost Children’ a text and film performance at IBAR UCLan symposium Lost Children: The Black Atlantic and Northern Britain

‘Shadowing Josephine’ at Live Art Bistro, Leeds

‘Rainbow Tribe Chorus Line’ performance at Parade, Conway Hall, London

‘Shadowing Josephine’, Performance, Tender Loin, Steakhouse Live at ArtsAdmin

Performance film screening at Hysteria Launch 5 at ArtFix

‘Go Spin You Jade’, Solo Exhibition at The House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough

‘Go Spin You Jade’, Performance at Fight Club, Anatole’s Abode, Limehouse

‘Shadowing Josephine’, Performance at The House of I, Limewharf

2014 ‘Communion’ in ‘Contemporary Rites: Live Art and Contemporary Performance’, Iniva, London

‘Interrogations and Interrelations: Iterations of the Rainbow Tribe’, Performance Space, Deptford, London

‘Josephine and The Leopard’ screening Quay’s Culture Northern Film Programme

‘PrAxis’, Performance Space, London

‘Shadowing Josephine’ Feminist Fiesta, London

‘Communion’, Word of Warning’s Emergency, Z-Arts, Manchester

‘Shadowing Josephine’, Mother’s Ruin, Roundhouse, Manchester

‘Josephine and The Leopard’ screening at Water Tower Arts Festival, Sofia

‘Shadowing Josephine’, Hashtag, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London

‘Interchange Junctions’, Howick Place, London

‘Communion’, performance, Museums at Night, Crescent Arts, Scarborough

‘The Buried City’, Crescent Arts, Scarborough

‘Keep Your Eye on the Doughnut’, Printhouse Gallery, London

‘Index’, Café Royal Books, Hanover Project, University of Central Lancashire

‘Hoard: Towards and Archeology of the Artists Mind’, Darwin House, Leeds


‘Shadowing Josephine’, Performance at The Art Party Conference, Scarborough

‘Market Prices’, Crescent Arts, Scarborough


2020 Henry Moore Artist Award Scheme


Grant to attend The Red and The Black:  The Russian Revolution and The Black Atlantic (IBAR, UCLan)

Jerwood Drawing Prize: Student Award

AN Travel Grant

2014 YVAN Development Fund


London School of Economics Review of Books Awards: The I.B. Taurus Prize for most read review in arts and literature

a-n Venice Biennale bursary


2020 East Street Arts, virtual residency

2019 Chapel Arts Centre, Andover

2018 Bluecoat, Liverpool


Live Art Bistro, Leeds

Hospitalfield, Arbroath

OUTPOST, Norwich

2015 METAL, Southend

Conway Cohort, Conway Hall

2014 Performance Space, London

Bristol Biennial IPA Crossing the Line Bootcamp

Islington Mill, Manchester

2011 – 2014 Crescent Arts, Scarborough


Leeds Art Gallery; York Art Gallery; Government Art Collection