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Ian Nesbitt

Ian Nesbitt

Ian’s socially engaged projects explore notions of identity and community through making work collaboratively, often using chance interactions to open up personal and shared terrains. His work is fuelled by interests in DIY culture, walking practices, emerging social movements, spaces of care and experimental film and sound. He is a founder member of the artist and community organizations Annexinema, Out.Side.Film, Open Kitchen Social Club and Social Art Network, and co-convened the first Social Art Summit in November 2018 in Sheffield. He has delivered events, commissions and exhibitions for Nottingham Contemporary, In Certain Places (Preston), Millennium Galleries (Sheffield), Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Bloc Projects (Sheffield), G39 (Cardiff), Primary (Nottingham), Junction Arts (Derbyshire), Social Housing Arts Network (nationwide), The Falmouth Convention (Cornwall), and Amorph Festival (Helsinki). He was artist-in-residence at LU Arts (Loughborough University) for the 2018 – 19 academic year. His films have been selected for screening at festivals including Oberhausen, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Liverpool Biennial, Berwick Film and Media, Flatpack, Abandon Normal Devices, and Glastonbury, screened widely in galleries and artspaces nationally and internationally, and broadcast on BBC2, TVE Spain and TG4 Ireland.

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