︎ Josh Woolford [jshwlfrd]  – Transdisciplinary creative: Art (performance, painting, sculpture); Design (art direction & branding, visual design, editorial/print, fashion) – Based in London – RCA MA candidate – Design Academy Eindhoven Graduate (2016, Cum Laude)







Born and raised in the South of England with mixed Dominican-British heritage, I have been actively seeking community and understanding of the world(s) around me from a young age. Having graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Media and Culture from the Design Academy Eindhoven I went on to work within graphic design and performance in Berlin, Seville and Tel Aviv.

Currently graduating with an MA in Contemporary Art Practice from the RCA, London. Working between digital and print-media, performance, sculpture, and painting – my practice pushes me to experience the world from different perspectives which tend to at once overlap, interweave, compliment and contradict each other

I have exhibited / performed at the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Habait theatre Tel Aviv, Gallerie V Cambridge, The Factory Project, HOME by Ronan Mckenzie, Harlesdon High School and Soho House in London.


Woolford’s work largely explores and critiques shared experiences of contemporary (sub) culture(s). Identity, belonging and freedom are concepts which heavily inspire the outcomes of their work, ultimately leading them to uncover and address opposing themes of rejection, detachment and disorientation.

Woolford’s articulation process acts as a conversation; sometimes between them and themself, but mostly between the many versions of their portrayed selves and the people surrounding them.


Clients / Commissions / Collaborations

LAS Berlin
TAWIAH
HOME by Ronan Mckenzie
New Art Exchange
Healing Justice Ldn
Liberty Rose
LN-CC
Wai Kin Sin
Content free
BBZ
Serpentine Galleries
Mall Galleries
Prim.Black
UY Studio
Karma She
Konstnärskapet
Nuda
Van Abbemuseum
san mei gallery
LUX [via Cairo Clarke]



Features / Exhibitions / Workshops

 Art In* [Curated by Pacheanne Anderson, Producded by Brian Maina], Soho House White City, London - May 2022
/ Installation and 
Live performance


Diasporas Now (invited by Decolonise Art History), Cambridge - March 2022 
/
Live performance

HOME by Ronan Mckenzie - January 2022
/
Installation, video and live performance

Play and the Post Peak [curated by Jerome], The Factory Project - October 2021
/
Installation, video and live performance 


Mōōvement, London - December 2021
/ Live performance


Diasporas Now, London - July 2021
Performance video art piece


Letter to my Little Queer Self - July 2021 
/ Written submission


Pending, san mei gallery, London - Dec 2020 
/ Ceramic sculpture

5hrs, Sook Spaces, London - Oct 2020 
/ Video art piece


Black History Online, RCA London - Oct 2020 
/ Video art piece


Phantasy Saturday School - August 2020
/ Workshop contributor


Apple, Covent Garden, London - January 2020 
/ Workshop leader



Subvrt Magazine, Los Angeles - April 2019 
/ Costume design for KARMASHE


Subbacultcha, Amsterdam - December 2018 
/ Written submission