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Charlie Fitz, b. 1991, UK

RESIDENCIES

2022 / In Transit Artist Residency

SHOWS 

2022 / Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 'We Are Birmingham', Birmingham

2022 / No Format gallery, 'Hysterical', London

2022 / In Transit, 'Nineteen Forty - 2022', Virtual

2022 / TRIAD³, ‘Exhibition: Work in PROGRESS’, Virtual

2021 / Kiosk N1C, ‘See You At Home', London

2020 / Oddball Gallery, ‘Locked/Down', Virtual

2020 / Profile Gallery, ‘Virtual Exhibition', Virtual

2019 /Partisan Collective, ‘Radical Acts of Care’, Manchester

2019 / Ganapati Restaurant, ‘Radical Acts of Care’, London

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES 

2020 / Wellcome Trust Studentship in Medical humanities

EDUCATION

Sept 2020 – current / MA Medical Humanities; Bodies, Cultures & Ideas, Birkbeck College, University of London. Wellcome Trust funded Studentship

2009 - 2010 / 2. 1 English Literature and Drama BA Hons, Goldsmiths College, University of London

WORK

2022/ Director at TRIAD³

2020/ Information Assistant at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2019/ Guest Speaker at Robinson College Feminist Society at Cambridge University, presenting on Feminist art & activism

2018/ Activist Consultant (ACC) Exhibition 'Woman, Power, Protest' at Birmingham Museum & Art gallery 

2017/ Engagement Assistant for the Arts Council Collection (ACC) Exhibition 'Coming Out' at Birmingham Museum & Art gallery 

MEMBERSHIPS

EOP - ExtraOrdinary People, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Resting Up Collective

Outside In

In Transit

Artist statement

My work both as an artist and medical humanities postgraduate researcher is rooted in narratives and representations of illness, disability and trauma. I frequently explore shame, objectification, power dynamics and the limits of language and representation.

 

Working both with tactile materials, such as paint, textiles and clay, as well as in the digital realm with collage, digital drawing, film, photography and digital sculpture I utilise the theoretical frameworks of the social model of disability, crip time, critical theory, phenomenology of illness and epistemic injustice in my research.

 

I utilise art practice predominantly for cultural activism and as a method of self-exploration. I am interested in how creative practices can help rebuild a self that is fragmented by illness and trauma. I am particularly interested in how the subject positions I inhabit, as a sick and disabled academic, creative and activist intersect, viewing my work as a continuous dialogue led by lived experience.

 

Collaboration is often at the centre of my work as I believe collaborative work honours human vulnerability, interdependence and the need for communities of care.