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Sophie Huckfield

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Sophie Huckfield (she/they) is a cross disciplinary artist and researcher with a background in arts, design and engineering, based between Walsall and London, UK.

Their research-based practice is political, collaborative and combines social engagement to challenge and repurpose the dominant tools and narratives used to frame specific stories, histories, futures and experiences. Which connect to themes around work, technology, craft, social-class, intersectional feminism and (de)industrialisation. When developing work they incorporate layering and cutting as a conceptual and aesthetic tool, drawing on archival and research materials to develop multidisciplinary works which move between video, sculpture, installations and writings.

Their practice is collaborative and she works with a range of organisations and individuals across disciplines to meditate upon the way we think about the world shaped by the tools at our disposal.

Select residencies and projects include Artist in Residence at London College of Fashion (2019), The University of Birmingham (2018-19) and Modern Clay, Birmingham, UK (2017). A researcher for the British Council’s ‘Living Research’ project in China (2018-19) and workshop facilitator at the Craft Council (2017-19). Alongside, exhibited , screened and performed at The Barbican, Design Museum, Dutch Design Week, Virtual Futures, London Design Festival, Art Licks Weekend, Eastside Projects amongst others. Recently, she completed a commission for British Art Show 9 Partner Schools program with Arts Connect and Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery (2021-22) alongside a collaborative project exploring the role of automation in Surgery with UCL and UAL funded by the Wellcome Trust and the EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (2021)

Current projects include the Near Now Fellowship at Broadway in Nottingham (2022-23) . Cut/Copy/Remix with Vivid Projects and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (2022) . Selected with arts organisation Multistory for an Everyday Hertiage Grant: Celebrating Working Class Histories funded by Historic England (2022-23)

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