Emma Helen Reid is an artist based in Glasgow.
My practice can include working with moving image, writing, technology, sound, fabric, site, performance. I explore embodied experiences in the world and the ways we encounter one another. I am trying to better understand bodiesandminds and consider some of the ways our lived experiences and interconnectivity mean that we are in continual processes of becoming.
I am thinking about the implications of media technology on the sense of self, and on the ways we encounter one another. I am interested in personal, corporeal connections with – and through – communications technologies that are embedded in many of our lives. I am interested in how these experiences relate to privacy, intimacy, and reserve, particularly within the contexts of mass state and corporate surveillance and privacy as a human right.
I want to continue developing a rigorous, research-based practice to develop my knowledge and encourage dialogue around intersectional feminism and socio-political issues. Collaboration is an increasingly important part of my work.
2019 – 2021:
MSc Applied Gender Studies, University of Strathclyde
2016 – 2017:
M.Litt Fine Art Practice – Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art (with Distinction)
Included Postgraduate Taught Elective courses: Archives & Historical Resources and Fine Art Studio Teaching
2008 – 2012:
First Class BA (Hons) Sculpture & Environmental Art with Distinction from the Forum for Critical Inquiry, Glasgow School of Art
Selected Group Exhibitions
Womb of things to be, tomb of things that were, group show, 279 High Street, Glasgow
Feeling Myself – Lakeside Clinic, group show, Bánkitó Fesztivál, Hungary
Doubling, collaboration with Sogol Mabadi, included in Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen’s show Home Where Home is Not, Glasgow Women’s Library
SKIN SOFT FLESH, group show, 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, group show, Pollok House, Glasgow
Holding, NHS Forth Valley Royal Hospital, FVAB2015
Art Maze, Art Playground, Cheltenham
May Meet In Mutual, group show, Baxter Park, Dundee, (exhibited and co-curated)
SAY Award Art Commission Exhibition, group show, Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow
RSA New Contemporaries, RSA, Edinburgh
SSA 116th Annual Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
Black, group show, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
GSA in Dunoon, group show, Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon
Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Picture Window, Argyle Street, Glasgow
2017: 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
(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.
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