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COURTENAY WELCOME
an Artist, Activist, Creative Director and Critical Thinker based between Bristol and Birmingham UK.

Welcome’s work explores the rich complexities of race, memory, space and time through painting, installation, text and performance. These explorations tackle, mimic, reconstruct and shift the perspective of universal “truths” within the white walls of the western art world.
 Welcome depicts the sense of self though lived experiences. Documenting transitions from one embodiment to another, while critically addressing the ways in which these transitions are perceived by institutional means. All informed by a critical infrastructure of decolonisation.


CONTACT 
Studio 26, Spike Island
Bristol, BS1 6UX

Email: courtenaywelcome@hotmail.com


                
                                 
Courtenay Welcome (b.1997)

an Artist, Activist, Creative Director and Critical Thinker based between Bristol and Birmingham UK.

Welcome’s work explores the rich complexities of race, memory, space and time through painting, installation, text and performance. These explorations tackle, mimic, reconstruct and shift the perspective of universal “truths” within the white walls of the western art world.
 Welcome depicts the sense of self though lived experiences. Documenting transitions from one embodiment to another, while critically addressing the ways in which these transitions are perceived by institutional means. All informed by a critical infrastructure of decolonisation.




courtenay welcome by nicole benewaah 2019 Photo by Nicole Benewaah.

EXPERIENCE       

Podcast Producer - Interwave
KASAVA x Control Shift Network 

Rising Arts Agency’s - BEIT Leadership Cohort 2020

Spike Island Fellow 2019-2020

Podcast producer : Uncomfortable Truths - Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Project manager and Workshop Coordinator , Black History Month - Bower Ashton, UWE

Event manager and Curator for ‘___in the___with a ___’

Event manager and Curator for exhibition ‘LADY LAZARUS'


courtenay welcome 2020
EDUCATION     

2016 - 2019 First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art and Visual Culture UWE Bristol

2015 - 2016 Foundation degree in Art and Design Walsall College

2013 – 2015 A-levels George Salters Collegiate Academy.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS        

2016 A&D - Walsall WestMidlands

2016 AF Spring, Old square - Walsall WestMidlands

2016  Communal Crisis, Spike Island - Bristol SouthWest

2017  CRASH TEST, Spike Island - Bristol SouthWest

2017 Flesh, The Crypt - Bristol SouthWest

2017 ACE, Arnolfini - Bristol SouthWest

2017  MOUTHWASH, The Vestibles - Bristol SouthWest

2018  LADY LAZARUS, The Crypt - Bristol SouthWest

2018 Please Come In And Leave, Centre Space- Bristol SouthWest

2018 Spike Open, Spike Island - Bristol South West

2018 ___in the___with a___, Hotwells - Bristol South West

2018 RITUAL, Spike Island - Bristol South West

2019 Why Are We Not Here , Test Space - Bristol South West

2019 Dark Matter, Spike Island - Bristol South West

2019 Agents of Change , Arnolfini - Bristol South West

2019 Uncomfortable Truths , Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

2020 PHOTOVOICE , Royal West of England  - Bristol  SouthWest

2020 Re-Designing Taboo , Online