About

flora@florabradwell.com


Flora Bradwell is an artist whose playful practice revels in the generously grotesque. Flora has exhibited internationally and collaborated in curating site responsive projects, performance events and exhibitions across the UK. Curatorial roles include co-director at Bad Art, curator at Inland Project and a member of the icing room collective. In 2011 Flora co-founded Greenhorn Short Film Festival, an annual London-wide event celebrating emerging film making talent; producing five editions of the festival. Flora runs artist residencies from her shed in Walthamstow: Gaff Space. Flora has also undertaken teaching placements at Kingston School of Art, Camberwell College of Arts and City and Guilds of London Art School.



Education
2018 - 2021 Slade School of Fine Art, Fine Art Painting MFA
2007 - 2009 City & Guilds of London Art School, Fine Art Painting BA

Solo Shows
2020 Hungry Boots, Patio Project, London
2016 Bella Lordwarf: More Cake Please!, The Exchange at Brunswick East, London
2013 The Cluen Dynasty Museum, Jacksons Lane, London

Selected Group Shows
2021 New Futures Digital, Kovet Gallery, London
2021 The Birthday Party, The Artists Contemporary, online
2021 Tehom, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik
2020 Phlorysta, Rua do Grillo, Lisbon
2020 London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
2020 Slade Graduate Showcase, Kristin Hjellegjerd Gallery, London
2020 Glutton, Wells Project Space, London
2019 Cartoons and Cereal, Offshoot Gallery, London
2019 Catching Flies, University of Kent, Canterbury
2019 Raw Materials: Plastics, Nunnery Gallery, London
2019 Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London
2019 Pulling Teeth, ASC Gallery, London
2018 23645721, Ovada, Oxford
2018 General Store, Hewing Wittare, London
2017 Drink Soda, Richard Hamilton Building, Oxford
2017 Gender Fluid, Ice Space, Bath
2017 Royal Trash, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London
2016 Garden of Earthly Delights, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff
2012 BEEP 2012, Wales International Painting Prize, Swansea

Selected Performances | Artist Talks
2021 A Brief History of the Vagina Dentata, The London Drawing Group Lecture Feminist series, London
2019 Summer Pleasure Garden, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2018 Dice Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2018 LOVE SICK, Laugh Magazine, Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London
2018 The Anarchist Feminist Party, Ugly Duck, London
2017 The Lady, Miranda, Ace Hotel, London
2017 I Have A Penis, Zaratan, Lisbon
2017 It's Alive: Live Art Cinema, Home For Waifs And Strays, The Edge, Birmingham
2017 Institutionalised, RCA Art Bar, London

Selected Screenings
2019 Imagined Faraway Lands, Caraboo Projects, Bristol
2019 BF Artist Film Festival V111, Serf, Leeds
2018 European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck
2018 Artists and Food, Elmer, London
2017 The Artist Film Festival IV, The Bomb Factory, London
2017 Toronto Queer Film Festival, Toronto
2016 Bogota Music Video Festival, Bogota
2016 Feminism Video Activist Biennale, Seoul
2016 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Berlin
2015 Feminist and Queer International Film Festival, Bucharest
2015 B_L_I_N_K_K_K_K Festival, La Tricotarie, Brussels
2014 Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone Harbour Hub, Folkestone
2014 Femmes Fantastique, London Short Film Festival 11, ICA, London
2013 V-Kunst, Frankfurt
2012 O4W Festival, Cardiff
2012 Les Brigades des Images, Les Salaison, Paris and Kiev
2012 Speculation and Spectacle, Brooklyn, New York

Selected Curated Shows and Collaborative Projects
2021 Bad Art Presents Hot Air, Manor Place Warehouse, London
2019 To Whom The Flesh, My Flesh, Still Connects Me, The Poetry Society, London
2018 Homework, Gaff Space, London
2017 Glaze, the icing room, London
2017 More Stuff, 44 Ashdown Crescent, London
2017 INLAND#2: Neither, touring show at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and APT Gallery, London and Centrala, Birmingham
2017 Sublimate, the icing room, London
2017 Minotaur Maze, The Crypt Gallery, London
2016 Member, ArtsLav, London
2015 Second Self Salon, Tan Like That, London
2010 Photoboard, Would You Like to Participate in an Artistic Experience, Showroom, London

Awards | Scholarships | Grants
2021 Sarabande Bursary Prize
2018-21 Felix Slade Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art
2017 ASC Artist Development Award
2015 HERE Film Festival Commission
2008 David Ballardie Memorial Award

Residencies
2021 SIM International Residency Programme, Reykjavik
2019 The Fine Art Collective Residency, ColArt, London
2013 Biennale D’Art Contemporain du Perche, Chateau de Blavou, Normandy. France