Overview

Alberta Whittle is representing Scotland at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

Alberta Whittle (b. 1980) was born in Bridgetown, Barbados and currently lives and works in Glasgow. Her creative practice is motivated by the desire to manifest self-compassion and collective care as key methods in battling anti- Blackness. She choreographs interactive installations, using film, sculpture, and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces.

Works
Biography

Alberta Whittle has exhibited and performed in extensive solo and group shows, including Revisiting the work of Black Artists in Scotland, GoMA, Glasgow (2022); Sex Ecologies, Kunsthall Trondheim (2021); We Are History, Somerset House (2021); Life Between Islands, Tate Britain (2021); Here Be Dragons, a Reprise, Copperfield, London (2021); Congregation (creativing dangerously remix), Grand Union (2020); In the Castle of My Skin, Eastside Projects (2020); How flexible can we make the mouth, DCA (2019); Stalking the Image: Margaret Tait and Her Legacy, GoMA, Glasgow (2019); Useless, Pig Rock Bothy at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (2019); 13th Havana biennale, cuba (2019); Business as Usual, Tyburn Gallery — Now Tyburn Foundation, London (2019); Another Country, The City Arts Centre, Edinburgh (2019); There’s something in the conversation that’s more interesting tan the finality or (a title), The Showroom, London (2018); Transforming Spaces, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (2018); Corpus Callosum, RAW Material, Dakar (2018); Curatorial Cure: Humanising Practice, FADA Gallery, ohannesburg (2018); Right of Admission, the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg (2017); Embodied Spaces, FRAMER FRAMED, Amsterdam (2015), The Cradle, Goethe On Main, Johannesburg (2015); the Johannesburg Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015), and Where We’re At! Other Voices on Gender, BOZAR, Brussells (2014), amongst others.

 

Whittle was awarded a Turner Bursary, the Frieze Artist Award, and a Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award in 2020. Alberta is a PhD candidate at Edinburgh College of Art and is a Research Associate at The University of Johannesburg. She was a RAW Academie Fellow at RAW Material in Dakar in 2018 and is theMargaret Tait Award winner for 2018/9. Her work has been acquired for the UK National Collections, The Scottish National Gallery Collections, Glasgow Museums Collections and The Contemporary Art Research Collection at Edinburgh College of Art amongst other private collections.