Elsa James 



BNC2021 Online Platform

b. 1968, London, England

2020-2021 Syllabus VI, Wysing Art Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, Spike Island & Studio Voltaire

2013-2015 PGCert, Participatory and Community Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London

2006-2010 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, University of the Arts London

Recent Exhibitions

2022 Focal Point Gallery, Essex

2019 ‘Black Girl Essex’, Firstsite, Essex

2018 ‘Forgotten Black Essex,’ Metal Culture, Essex

2020 ‘Policy No.1 Disrupt The Existing Narratives’, Policy Making, Beecroft Art Gallery, Essex

2019 ‘Black Girl Essex: Here We Come, Look We Here’, Super Black, Firstsite, Essex

2019 ‘Circle of Blackness’, Time Portals, Furtherfield Gallery, London

2018 ‘Goat Curry & Rap’, The Agency of Visible Women, Beecroft Art Gallery, Essex

2012 ‘Already Here’, Curated by Osei Bonsu, Central Saint Martins, London

2011 ‘The Pier Project’, AVA Gallery, University of East London, London
2010 ‘Rituals | Shifted’, The Triangle Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, London

Awards and Residencies

2021 ‘THIS IS ESSEX’ Research and Development Project Grant, Arts Council England

2020 Remote Residency, Metal Culture, Essex

2019 ‘Black Girl Essex’ Firstsite Residency, Project Grant, Arts Council England

2017 ‘Forgotten Black Essex’, Project Grant, Arts Council England

2016 Time and Space Residency with Evewright, Metal Culture, Essex

2013 ‘The Chatterbox Project’, Project Grant, Arts Council England

2013 Switch Ideas Lab, Arts Council England Digital Escalator programme, Writers’ Centre, Norwich

Previous artist in 2021

Asuf Ishaq  

Next artist in 2021

Nisa Khan