Emma Helen Reid is an artist based in Glasgow. Her practice can incorporate video, writing, technology, sound, fabric, performance.

She is interested in our embodied situations in the world and the ways we encounter another. She explores personal, corporeal connections with – and through – technologies that are embedded in many of our lives.

Recent projects include: Encounter no. 1 with Sogol Mabadi, selected for Intermedia, CCA (2018); A Trace-Body (2017); and Those Readings (2017) a collaborative research project with Saira Edwards and Olivia Jones. 

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch:

@emmahelenreid (Twitter)
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2016 – 2017:
M.Litt Fine Art Practice – Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art (with Distinction)
Included Postgraduate Taught Elective courses: Archives & Historical Resources (A3) and Fine Art Studio Teaching (A3)
2008 – 2012:
First Class BA (Hons) Sculpture & Environmental Art with Distinction from the Forum for Critical Inquiry, Glasgow School of Art

Selected Group Exhibitions
SKIN SOFT FLESH, Ventolin Art Space, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Australia
Encounter no. 1, two-person exhibition with Sogol Mabadi, selected for Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow and hosted by The Pipe Factory
A Trace-Body, Graduate Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art
TRIM, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Traces Below Stairs, Pollok House, Glasgow
Holding, NHS Forth Valley Royal Hospital, FVAB2015
Art Maze, Art Playground, Cheltenham
May Meet In Mutual, Baxter Park, Dundee, (exhibited and co-curated)
SAY Award Art Commission Exhibition, Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow
RSA New Contemporaries, RSA, Edinburgh
SSA 116th Annual Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
Black, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
GSA in Dunoon, Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon
Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Picture Window, Argyle Street, Glasgow

GSASA Project Funding for research residency and zine printing (collaboration with Saira Edwards and Olivia Jones) 2016 – 2017
Postgraduate Study Grants awarded by: Baird Educational Trust; Labyrinth Trust; and Split Infinitive Trust
2013 – 2014:
Glasgow Visual Art and Craft Award Scheme funding to support a self-directed research and development project

2016: ACasa Care, casting workshop and artwork for offices,
2015: Art Playground, public artwork for exhibition
2013: SAY Award Art Commission, 2013

Collaborative Projects
(2018) Encounter no. 1: Sogol Mabadi and Emma Helen Reid, two-person exhibition and collaborative performance I welcome this opportunity to get to know you, stranger.
(2017) Those Readings collaboration with Saira Edwards and Olivia Jones. Collaborative research project exploring strategies for artists when dealing with readings of our work that we find reductive and problematic. Project included research discussion group, collaborative writing, and publication. Supported by GSASA.
(2014 – ongoing) MMIM (May Meet In Mutual) collaboration with Katie Reid / maymeetinmutual.com
(2016) Organised and participated in MMIM: Plus-One, a micro-residency hosted by New Glasgow Society and supported by Cass Art. (2014) Curated and exhibited in May Meet In Mutual, a site-responsive group exhibition, with micro-residency and conversation event in Baxter Park, Dundee. With thanks to Maryfield Regeneration Team and the Friends of Baxter Park. Supported by Ideas Tap and Kirsten Scott Memorial Fund.

Performance Co-ordinator
Sogol Mabadi Hosts and Visitors, acted as project co-ordinator, included recruiting volunteers and training performers, and performing, February – July 2016
Sogol Mabadi CCA Creative Lab Residency, assisted with project development and performed in Invitation no. 1, September 2015

Workshops / Teaching Experience
2017-19: Visiting Tutor for Department of Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, co-ordinating annual student exhibition project in Pollok House
2018: Volunteer Studio Assistant with Project Ability, Glasgow
2017: Postgraduate Taught Elective course Fine Art Studio Teaching, Glasgow School of Art
2016: Casting workshops: NHS Forth Valley Royal Hospital (for Holding, 2016), and with ACasa Care staff and clients

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