Akeelah Bertram (b.1990 London) is a British Jamaican visual artist. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since studying at the University of Leeds, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, (Dresden) and the Royal College of Art (London).  

Akeelah is interested in collective narratives, challenging perspectives and innovating modes of communication. She produces work across Light, Sound, New Media Art, Interaction Design, Sculpture and Performance; exploring heritage & identity through creative technology. 


2020-Present, Board of Directors Invisible Flock

2020-2022, Gatenby Fellow in Contemporary Art, University of Leeds
2019-2021, Guest Lecturer, School of Fine Art, University of Leeds

Talks & Conferences

2021, In Conversation with Season Butler, Yorkshire Sculpture International

2021,  What is a Decolonised Art Practice?, Buyers Remorse

2020, Meet the Researchers, The Cultural Institute Leeds
2019, Northernlands Data Summit, Open Data Innovation

2019, The Messy Edge, Brighton Digital Festival
2019, The Meet Up: Women in Tech, Frequency Festival