AKEELAH BERTRAM

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 and emotional connection through creative technology. 

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SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2022, Light Organ, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds UK

2022, Xarkis Festival, Agros Cyprus

2021, Return, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield UK
2020, (Dearly) Beloved, LAC, Lagos Portugal

2019, Desire Lines, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton UK

2019, Gathered Relics, Holy Trinity Bow Arts, London UK
2019, Unbox Festival, Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore India

2018, Ultiverse Live, Light Night, The Tetley, Leeds UK
2016, No Quiet Place, The Tetley, Leeds UK
2015, Breakthrough, Leonrodhaus für Kunst, Munich Germany
2013, Cuarto des vistas, Puebla Mexico
2013, MOLT!: Speculative Identities, Berlin Germany

TALKS & CONFERENCES

2021, In Conversation with Season Butler, YSI

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

APPOINTMENTS

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

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