AKEELAH BERTRAM

CREATOR . DIRECTOR

Akeelah Bertram is a cross-disciplinary creator specialising in immersive experiences.

 

As a creator her immersive works explore how we connect and communicate. She is interested in the creation of fluid systems based on dynamic perspectives. As a director Akeelah connects disparate parts in unlikely partnerships. Recent works explore the process of making as a collaborative, intuitive system.

Akeelah has exhibited nationally and internationally across various projects. In 2016 she graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Sculpture and Moving Image. Since then she created and led the project Ultiverse - a cross-disciplinary collaboration resulting in an immersive interactive installation. In 2019 Akeelah became artist in residence at Invisible Flock, Leeds and devised the concept for ‘Return’

LIGHT

SOUND

MOVEMENT​

INTERACTION

COLLABORATION CONVERSATION

EXPERIENCE

IMMERSION

EMOTION

Exhibitions

2019, Unbox Festival, Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore IN

2018, Ultiverse Live, The Tetley, Leeds UK

2017, Two Seekers, Silvia ITA

2016, Ultiverse, Patrick Studios, Leeds UK

2016, No Quiet Place, The Tetley, Leeds UK

2015, Breakthrough, Leonrodhaus für Kunst, Munich GER
2014, Light Night, Parkinson Court, Leeds UK
2013, Light Night, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds UK
2013, Cuarto des vistas, Puebla MEX
2013, MOLT!: Speculative Identities, Berlin GER
2013, VANTAGE:rez, Leeds UK


Residencies

2019, Invisible Flock & Quicksand, Bangalore IN & Leeds UK

2017, Ultiverse R&D, Various, Leeds
2015, Pala Fruits, Plateau Gallery, Berlin GER

2013, VANTAGE:rez, Departure Foundation, London UK

Engagement

2018, Ultiverse Performance Residency

2017, Ultiverse Open studio's

2016, Vase Workshop, Cockburn Highschool

2016, Ultiverse Children's workshops

Education
2014 - 2016, MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London UK
2011 - 2012, Erasmus, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden GER

2009 - 2013, BA Fine Art, University of Leeds UK

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