Alberta Whittle was born in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1980 and lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She is an artist, researcher and curator, and is a Research Associate at The University of Johannesburg. She was a RAW Academie Fellow at RAW Material in Dakar in 2018 and is the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018-19.
Whittle's recent solo and group shows include, the Directors Programme at Glasgow International, Glasgow (2020); Grand Union, Birmingham (2020); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2020); Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2019); GoMA, Glasgow (2019); Pig Rock Bothy at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (2019); 13th Havana Biennale, Cuba (2019); Tyburn Gallery, London (2019); The City Arts Centre, Edinburgh (2019); The Showroom, London (2018); National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau (2018); RAW Material, Dakar (2018); FADA Gallery, Johannesburg (2018); the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg (2017); FRAMER FRAMED, Amsterdam (2015); Goethe On Main, Johannesburg (2015); Johannesburg Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015); and BOZAR, Brussels (2014), among others. Her work is part of The Scottish National Gallery Collections, Glasgow Museums Collections and The Contemporary Art Research Collection at Edinburgh College of Art. Whittle’s writing has been published in MAP magazine, Visual Culture in Britain, Visual Studies, Art South Africa and Critical Arts Academic Journal.