Victoria Emily Sharples

Artist & researcher
︎︎︎posthumanist performativity, forensic architecture, necro-ecologies, (im)materiality, organic-machinic, technoscientific

Co-director, curator 
︎︎︎GLOAM (gallery & studios).
see: gloamgallery.com/

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Upcoming / Recent ︎︎︎

2024 Exhibition at GLOAMLocusts of the Sicky Sun with Benjamin Madden, Alexandra Searle & Joel Wycherley. Curated by Victoria Sharples. 

2024 Speaker, Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making, symposium & exhibition in association with TSM: Talking Sculpture Making at Vessel Gallery, York St John Univeristy. Keynote: Dr. Grizelda Pollock. Curated by Dr. Charlotte Cullen

2023 Paper Contribution: ‘The shelled gastropod: trans-corporeality in necro-ecologies’ as part of the Trans Ecologies Symposium, Department of Geography at Durham University. Co-led by Dr.  Sage Brice & Dr. Felix McNulty. 

2023 Journal Article, ‘Epitaphic Readings: Diagrams as (Re)incarnations’ 2023, published as part of Performance Research Journal (PRJ) Volume 27, Issue 7 ‘On Diagrams and the Diagrammatic, edited by Dr. Andrej Mircev. Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Ltd. Publication Date June 12 2023) ︎︎︎ 







Victoria Emily Sharples

Artist & researcher
︎︎︎posthumanist performativity, forensic architecture, necro-ecologies, (im)materiality, organic-machinic, technoscientific

Co-director, curator
︎︎︎GLOAM (gallery & studios).
see: gloamgallery.com/

About
Instagram


Upcoming / Recent ︎︎︎

2024 Exhibition at GLOAM: Locusts of the Sicky Sun with Benjamin Madden, Alexandra Searle & Joel Wycherley. Curated by Victoria Sharples.

2024 Speaker, Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making, symposium & exhibition in association with TSM: Talking Sculpture Making at Vessel Gallery, York St John Univeristy. Keynote: Dr. Grizelda Pollock. Curated by Dr. Charlotte Cullen.

2023 Paper contribution: ‘The shelled gastropod: trans-corporeality in necro-ecologies’ as part of the Trans Ecologies Symposium, Department of Geography at Durham University. Co-led by Dr.  Sage Brice & Dr. Felix McNulty.

2023 Journal Article, ‘Epitaphic Readings: Diagrams as (Re)incarnations’ 2023, published as part of Performance Research Journal (PRJ) , Volume 27, Issue 7 ‘On Diagrams and the Diagrammatic, edited by Dr. Andrej Mircev. Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Ltd. Publication Date June 12 2023) ︎︎︎

About

Dr. Victoria Sharples (she/they) is an artist, researcher & curator. Sharples is Co-director of GLOAM (gallery & studios) in Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Conservation Area (CIQ). She is a Lecturer in the School of Arts at the University of Derby & Co-leads NMRG (the New Materialist Reading Group) with Dr. Rebecca Howard. 

Sharples’ practice meditates on post-humanist performativity & ecological philosophies relative to macroscopic & microscopic matter. Research areas include: microperformativity, forensic architecture, (im)materiality, (im)perceptibility, the technoscientific & necro-ecologies/economies. Sharples works with people and non-human bodies across spatial, temporal and linguistic situ facilitating international & interdisciplinary practice-led research projects with artists, scientists & spiritual practitioners. The works produced as part of this practice often take the form of time-sensitive performances where video, artefacts, photography, scores & sculpture record or account for the project though phonetic, numerical and audio-visual matter.

Sharples is a Member of Plant: Embedded Research NetworkBritish Art Network (BAN), The British Academy’s Early Career Researcher Network, SLSA (Society of Literature, Science & the Arts), DMARC (The Digital & Material Artistic Research Centre & University of Derby’s Early-Career Academics Forum. She is on the Community Board for Bloc Projects as part of GLOAM. Recent appointments include: Lecturing on the International Foundation Year at Leeds Beckett University and on BA Fine Art.

Selected CV

EDUCATION

2021 PhD (Dr. of Philosophy): Imperceptible Performance, Leeds Beckett University.
 
2015 MA (Distinction), Performance Practice, York St John University.

2013 BA (Hons) First Class, Theatre, York St John, University.

PGR SUPERVISON 

2024  PhD Supervisor Training (Completed).

Ongoing: 

2024 OLPDM Academic Practice and Leadership (Apprenticeship).

Recent/Upcoming: 

EXHIBITIONS & ARTIST TALKS

2024  Bodies (Talk & Workshops), the New Materialist Reading Group (NMRG). Prof. Cordelia Warr, Dr. Lenore Thompson, Dr. Xristina Penn, Dr. Rebecca Howard & Dr. Victoria Sharples.

2023 Bloc Projects Members Show with Sally Barton, Heavy Water, Jack Lewdjaw, Marina Yoshinari. Guest selected by Mala Yamey.

2023 Testing Ground, Gallery–Studio Exchange Project, Serf & GLOAM.

2023 Artist Talk, MA ‘Studio Culture’, Lincoln University.

2023 An Elastic Continuum (Exhibition) with Simon Carter, Grace Clifford, Craig Fisher, Helen Hamilton, Rebecca Howard, Sinéad Kempley, Victoria Sharples, Emily Speed, Rose Hedy Squires, Rachel Stanley, Lucy Vann, Henriette Von Muenchhausen & Nathan Walker, ‘New Materialist Reading Group’ (NMRG). 

2023 Roo Dhissou’s Courses for Dis-course(s) at GLOAM, Sheffield. Curated by Sharples in partnership with PRIMARY, Nottingham. 

2023 East Bristol Contemporary Day School with Jack Lewjaw at GLOAM. 

2023 If It Thunders On All Fool’s Day, with The Field, Chaos Magic & GLOAM. Curated by Dinosaur Kilby for East Side Projects, Birmingham.

2023 Overcast, Format International Photography Festival, Derby.

2023 St Andrew’s, Exchange Programme Exhibition with Two Queen, Leicester.  

2022 “When we die, Where do we go?” Artist Talk at Abney Park Cemetery London, for the Anti-University Now 2022 Festival!!! with care worker, horticultural therapy volunteer & trainee Death Doula Katie Crabtree. Supported by Hackney Council, London. 

2022 Offering from the River (exhibtion & artist talk) as part of ‘Out & About: Creative Weekenders in the CIQ’ (Cultural Industries Quarter) ‘On Sustainability’ with GLOAM & Sheffield Showcase Festival, Sheffield. 

2022 Figureheads: Bloc Projects Member’s Show with Dr. Julia McKinley, Sam Hutchinson, Will Hughes & Duncan Poulton, curated by GLOAM, Sheffield. 

SYMPOSIA, CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS 

2024 Speaker, Talking Sculpture: Dialects of Making (Symposium) in association with  TSM: Talking Sculpture Making at Vessel Gallery, York St John Univeristy. Keynote: Dr. Grizelda Pollock. Curated by Dr. Charlotte Cullen.

2023 The Shelled Gastropod: Trans-Corporeality In Necro-Ecologies as part of the Trans Ecologies Symposium, Department of Geography at Durham University with Dr.  Sage Brice & Dr. Felix McNulty.

2023 An Elastic Continuum (Sympoisum) with Ellie Barrett, Bethan Hughes, Sinéad Kempley, Victoria Lucas & Stephanie Rushton,New Materialist Reading Group’ (NMRG).

2023 Univeristy of Derby Fine art Team (contribution to ‘On Not Knowing: How Artists Teach’, The Glasgow School of Art convened in partnership with Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Art). 

2023 UnCommon Worlds III Conference – Navigating and Inhabiting Biodiverse Anthropocenes, Turku, Finland – Derby UK. Conference Committee / Working Group Member.

2023 British Academy Early Career Researcher Network’s DICE Public Engagement Fair with NMRG (suspended). 

2022 ‘Material, Economics & Ecology’ at Derby’s Museum of Making with Jumana Manna, Laura Wilson, Dr. Onya McCausland, Tony Butler, Rafael Pérez Evans, Sonia Levy & Ravi Agarwal. Convened by Sharples.

2022 ‘Interdisciplinary Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries’, symposium with Valeria Carnevale (Architecture), Dr. Rebecca Howard (Photography) & Dr. Victoria Sharples (Performance), University of Derby.

2022 ‘The Performativity of Matter’ guest seminar for MA Photography & Fine art, University of Derby.
 
2022 ‘Setting-up DIY art spaces’ presentation for BA Photography, University of Derby. 

2021 ‘The (Im)separability of Matter: On Prana, Energy & Permeation’ for the SLSA (Society for Literature, Science & the Arts), Conference Contribution at the 34th Annual Meeting & Exhibition at Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

2021 ‘Imperceptible Performance’ interview for LARC – the Leeds Arts Research Centre, Leeds.

2017 Performance & Uncertainty International Symposia, The Tetley, Leeds & Institute Contemporary Art (ICA), London. 

PUBLICATIONS

2022 ‘Epitaphic Readings: Diagrams as (Re)incarnations’, Performance Research Journal, Edited by Dr. Andrej Mircev. Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Ltd.  

2022 Blowing Water, Critical Care with artist JJ Chan and Sunshine Wong at Bloc Projects, Sheffield. 

2022 ‘Offering from the River’ photographic-written article for the Fundamentalist Journal. 

2022 Ready-to-Assemble, abstract accepted for co-authored paper with Dr. Rebecca Howard, Cumulus Association. 

2021 On Symbiosis, Zoonosis, essay published as part of Horizon Journal, Edition Four. 

FUNDING 

2024 Sheffield Showcase Festival, Sheffield City Council (SCC). 

2024 Arts, Humanities & Education (AHE) Research Fund. 

2023 GLOAM, Sheffield City Council (SCC).

2023 Early Career Researcher Development Fund, Research & Knowledge Exchange Office (URKEO). 

2023 Sheffield Showcase Festival, Sheffield City Council (SCC). 

2022 GLOAM, Arts Council England (ACE), Grants for the Arts.

2022 GLOAM, Sheffield City Council (SCC). 

2022 Sheffield Showcase Festival, Sheffield City Council (SCC). 

2022 Early Career Researcher Development Fund, Research & Knowledge Exchange Office (URKEO).

2021 Early Career Researcher Development Fund, Research & Knowledge Exchange Office (URKEO).

2021 Early Career Academic, supported by the SURE fund (Sustaining University Research Expertise).

2020 GLOAM, Arts Council England (ACE), Grants for the Arts.

2020 GLOAM, Sheffield City Council (SCC).

2020 GLOAM, Sheffield City Council (SCC).

GLOAM EXHIBITIONS

2024 Locusts of the Sicky Sun with Benjamin Madden, Alexandra Searle & Joel Wycherley. 

2024 Yellow June (Juin Jaune) with Roland Orépük, Ollie Guyon, Meg Shirayama, Shawn Stipling & Jo McGonigal. 

2024 Ground Test (Serf at GLOAM), with Sunny Vowles, Kristina Nenova, Jesse McMahon, Hannah Ackroyd, Adam Burntown, Charlotte Cullen, KP Culver, Melissa Burntown, Donna Coleman, Seren Oakley, Jill McKnight & Joshua Hart. 

2024 Sun is Out with Semi Precious & Yasmin Vardi.

2024 Arid Lanscapes and Ancient Waters Lucie Kordacova & Miroslava Vecerova.

2024 Entropy Madeline Adams. 

2024 Testing Ground (GLOAM at Serf) with Victoria Sharples, Stu Burke, Rose Hedy Squires & Thomas Lee Griffiths. 

2023 Tread Softy with Kelan Andrews, Brianna Beckford, Alana Lake & Renee Nie. 

2023 Material Action with Florence Peake, Hester Reeve, Mark Titmarsh & John Latham. 

2023 Tracing Matter, Lucy Crouch & Matthew Vaughan.  

2023 Courses for Dis-course(s) with Roo Dhissou at GLOAM, Sheffield. Curated by Sharples. Touring to PRIMARY, Nottingham. 

2023 Mirror with Jack Ginno.

2023 Bogland with Jonny Davey & Sam Francis Read. 

2023 Welcome to Map Making Guide of Drystone Walling One-Eyed Giants with Dale Holmes.  

2023 If It Thunders on All Fool’s Day with GLOAM and Eastside Projects. 


2023 GLOAM Memeber’s Show, GLOAM and Two Queens. 

2023 Undress me with your eyes… Nisa Khan. 

2022 Creating Patterns with Dr. Harold Offeh. 

2022 Beneath the Pewter Sky with Dan Chan, Charlotte Cullen, Gusty Ferro, India Garry, Kumbirai Makumbe, David Reynolds, Will Hughes, Conner Shields, Danielle Williams.

2022 Offering from the River with Victoria Sharples. 

2022 Dr. Onya McCausland’s Billboard Commission, Six Bells Red. 

2022 Forehead on Glass with Celeste McEvoy. 

2022 Figureheads: Bloc Projects Member’s Show with Dr. Julia McKinley, Sam Hutchinson, Will Hughes & Duncan Poulton, curated by GLOAM. 

2022 An Expanded Field with Nicola Bolton (UK), Kieran Brimm (UK), Stu Burke (UK), Deb Covell (UK), Ronan Dillon (IRL), Charlie Franklin (UK), Jack Ginno (UK), Philipp D Göbel (DE), Dan Hamer (UK), Alys Kuu (ES), Jane Morter (UK), Aslιhan Mumcu (TUR), Beth O’Grady (USA), Ismael Ortiz (PAN), Sean Pearce (UK), Molly Thomson (UK), Alison Tirrell (USA), Mark Titmarsh (AUS), Kees Van De Wal (NL), Wilma Vissers (NL), Just Yvette (NL). 

2022 Two Queens Member’s Show with Gino Atwood, Daniel Cowlam, Mateus Domingos, Jack Halford, Daniel Sean Kelly, Shivani Khoshia, Nick Mobbs. 

2022 Jonny Davey’s Billboard Commission. 

2022 Doves & Crossbones with Alistair Wood. 

2021 Blood from a Stone, School of the Damned with Mollie Balshaw, Maddie Banwell, Rebekah Beasley, John Carney, James McColl, Thomas Griffiths, Campbell McConnell, Grace Collins, Imogen Rough, Liam Cosford, Natasha Eves, George Gibson, Liam Newnham, Craig David Parr, Luke Routledge. 

2021 FOCM: Spring-Summer with Flo Main. 

2021 Method-Lab Part Deux with General Practice with Nathan Baxter, Andrew Bracey, Rob Britt, Kate Buckley, Joana Cifre Cerdà, Ross Oliver, Nick Simpson. 

2021 Children’s Media Conference with TATO. 

2021 The Magician with Dr. Stella Baraklianou. 

2021 MTPA (million tons per annum) with Joe Singleton. 

2021 Joe Singleton’s Billboard Commission.