This March I was approached by The Auction Collective to show the Piece Mariah Idrissi at Menier Gallery and participate in an auction. I was interviewed by their curator Francesca Wilson (you can read the interview on this link), and I was invited to present my work to a selected group of collectors.
This February I have been working with BBC Four on a commission for the Victorian Sensations documentary which will be launched in May at BBC Four and at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. On this occasion, I demonstrated my practice as a specialist on Victorian photographic techniques and did an interview with Philippa Perry.
BackThen, a new media outlet that works as part of In the NOW - a platform with over 3.3 million followers- also came to the studio to do a short documentary focusing on my practice, which will be launched on early April.
2019 has started with a fantastic course at National Portrait Gallery, as well as a day lecture at University for the Creative Arts and the regular wet collodion courses in my studio!
This December, I have been invited by the Royal Society to give a talk about my practice and to demonstrate the wet collodion process for the event Collections by candlelight, Victorian Christmas.
From the 29th of Ocober until the 29th of November, I have been in China working in 2 different projects:
- An arts residency awarded to me by the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute together with Format Festival, where I gave a lecture at this university and produced new work .
-The exhibition Vision and Reflection at the Tsinghua Art Museum in Beijing, curated by Phillip Prodger, for which I was commissioned a video demonstrating my practice . A whole room of the exhibition was dedicated to this video projection, being one of the highlights of the show.