Mike Stubbs' internationally commissioned art-work encompasses film, video, new media installation, performance and curating. Forma produced Stubbs' exhibition City Strapline Industries and continues to tour Cultural Quarter, his award-winning film produced as part of this exhibition.
Recent productions include a solo exhibition at BALTIC, Gateshead (UK). Titled City Strapline Industries, the exhibition was developed through a residency hosted by the city marketing agency, and explored the complex social issues surrounding regeneration of a city. The exhibition featured new video works (including Cultural Quarter), photography, a web site, found objects and text.
In 2003, Stubbs presented Jump Jet, a large scale outdoor projection and twin screen gallery installation made on location at RAF Wittering as part of a residency at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. Speechless, an outdoor projection and streaming media website was commissioned by Hull Time Based Arts in 2003, and included Mother Nature, a short video shown at Cambridge Film Festival and Werklietz Biennale. Recent broadcast films include his short dance film, Resistor (BBC2) and Donut (Channel 4), which also was shown in installation form as the inaugural show for The Image Gallery in Bedford, at the Science Museum in London, the Moving Image Centre, Aukland, New Zealand, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow and Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Stubbs has received more than a dozen major international awards including five prizes for Cultural Quarter, first prizes at Oberhausen and Graz (Homing, YA/BFI, 1995), Osnabruk (Gift, BBC2, 1996) and Locarno (Sweatlodge, 1992). In 1999, Tate Britain, London, invited him to present a video retrospective.
Trained at Cardiff Art College and the Royal College of Art, London, Mike Stubbs is currently Curatorial Manager for the Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne and Honorary Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Prior to this, his work as Founding Director at Hull Time Based Arts won him recognition as a promoter of new media in an international context.
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