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Alberta Whittle

Alberta Whittle (b. 1980 Bridgetown, Barbados; lives and works between Scotland and South Africa)

Alberta Whittle earned a BA (Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art and is a Masters graduate from Glasgow School of Art, participating in an exchange at Concordia University (Montréal). Since graduating in 2011, Whittle has received commissions from the Museum of London, where she liaised with refugee and migrant community groups to present an interactive installation, referring to migration and displacement.

Whittle makes collaged sculptural forms, using video, painting and textile processes. She choreographs interactive installations, interventions and performances as site-specific artworks. Her practice is concerned with the construction of stereotypes of race, nationality and gender, and considers the motivation behind their perpetuation and the different forms in which they are manifested.

EXHIBITIONS
2015
Johannesburg Pavilion
The About Artist Studio, Venice, Italy

2014
Where We’re At! Other Voices on Gender
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Woman, Object, Corpse     
Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

2012
Streets of Gold
Museum of London, London, United Kingdom

2011
Split     
Arratia Beer & Sommer und Kohl, Berlin, Germany

2010
badmanabadman   
Bridgetown Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados

2008
Mythologies Tropicales      
Market Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Exhibitions


Exhibition: Embodied Spaces

An exhibition curated by Christine Eyene on the body, gender and identity.