Alberta Whittle

Residency Period June – August

Alberta Whittle (b. 1980 Bridgeton, Barbados) lives and works in Glasgow. Her practice involves performance, writing, digital collage and video installation. Whittle graduated from the Glasgow School of Fine Art in 2011 with an MFA and is a PhD candidate at Edinburgh College of Art.

Alberta has exhibited and performed in various solo and group shows, including at GoMA, Glasgow (2019), The City Arts Centre, Edinburgh (2019), The Showroom, London (2018), National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (2018), RAW Material, Dakar (2018), FADA Gallery, Johannesburg (2018), the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg (2017), FRAMER FRAMED, Amsterdam (2015), Goethe On Main, Johannesburg (2015), at the Johannesburg Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015), and BOZAR, Brussels (2014), amongst others. The Contemporary Art Research Collection at Edinburgh College of Art recently purchased several of her works.

Alberta’s time on the residency will be spent preparing work for her upcoming show How Flexible Can We Make the Mouth at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Bringing together sculptural and digital works, she will be experimenting with metal, drawing and textiles to explore different ways of thinking about history and memory.