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BA Fine Art Alumni

Middlesex University

Recent Graduates of BA Fine Art, Middlesex University (list, updated 2020)

Our graduates work as artists, critics, curators, lecturers. Here are some of our distinguished graduates in the news.

Kerry Baldry’s One Minute video collection, now part of Lux Collection, is a series of compilations she has curated which have been shown internationally, features experimental works from contemporary artist which also includes some past Mdx students and staff - is about to be taken on by the BFI.

Siobhan Hapaska, Sculptor, now has her work collected in Tate: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hapaska-untitled-p78082

Michelle Gamaker Williams (one of the infamous,performative ‘three girls’ during their BA., with Eli xxx, at Islington Arts factory and Serena Korda), teaches at Goldsmiths College, and is currently  up for the Jarman Film award, 2020, https://filmlondon.org.uk/flamin/the-jarman-award/the-jarman-award-2020.
See video interview here: https://filmlondon.org.uk/profile/michelle-williams-gamaker

Serena Korda, widely exhibiting e.g. at Camden Arts Centre, Horniman, Baltic https://baltic.art/serena-korda-performance-missing-time

Emily Richardson, widely exhibited artist filmmaker, inc  atWhitechapel - rep by LUX - https://lux.org.uk/artist/emily-richardson

Erica Scourti, artist , photography - hayward, Brighton Photo, Somerset House -https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/residents/erica-scourti

Marcus Orlandi Performance, widely performing, curating performances events,  http://www.marcusorlandi.com/

Thomas Cuckle, founder (?)and director of Kunstraum http://kunstraum.org.uk/about-kunstraum/

Sophie Risner, who worked previously at Tate Britain archive, is now an arts programmer at UAL and on the board for Art Licks, https://sophierisner.com/CV

Laura Cummings, BA Fine Art student who studied at Middlesex when it was at Quicksilver Place, has become chief critic for The Observer and author of A Face to the World: on self-portraits, The Vanishing Man, in Pursuit of Velasquez, On Chapel Sands.

Another critic reviewer, trained at MDX, is Helen Sumpter, who used to be at Time Out but now works at the Art Fund quarterly:  https://www.artfund.org/about-us/art-quarterly

Joe Hill is director of the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, which has recently won a museum of the year award.
https://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/towner-eastbourne-named-as-a-winner-of-art-funds-museum-of-the-year-2020/
He was previously Director at Focal Point, Southend.

Hayley Dixon, who previously worked at Frieze, is now director at Focal Point, Southend and editor of Radical Essex

Artist Graduates now working in Higher Education:

Hayley Newman, artist and Reader at the Slade, https://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/people/academic/profile/HJENE78 and is represented in Tate https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/hayley-newman-6294
Programme Leader, BA Photography at LCC, UAL, Beverley Carruthers, https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/london-college-of-communication/people/beverley-carruthers
Programme Director, Fine Art,  at CSM, UAL,  Alex Schady, https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/central-saint-martins/people/alex-schady
Programme Leader, Fine Art at Westminster University, Raine Smith, https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/smith-raine
Programme Leader of BA Photography. UEL, Minna Kantonen, https://www.uel.ac.uk/staff/k/minna-kantonen


Distinguished International Exchange Students

Hynek Martinec, exchange student from AVU, Prague, award winning painter including National Portrait Gallery prize, represented by Paraffin Gallery - cites his time at Mdx as a major influence as he spent 3 months working with Leonardo’s codexes at British Museum, and mentions Middlesex University in his wiki page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hynek_Martinec