Marcia Michael's practice challenges the presence of the black subject within the auspices of the canonical family archive and album.

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Education

2009     MA Photography, (Distinction) London College of Communication

1996     BA (Hons), Photography, University of Derby

Solo Exhibitions

2018  Encontros da Imagem, International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, Museu Da  Imagem, Braga, Portugal. I am Now You - Mother, Autograph ABP, London

2012  New Art Exchange, Nottingham UK

2011  The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London

 

Selected Group Exhibitions  

2021

Life Between Islands: Caribbean - British Art 1950s – Now, Tate Britain, London

Womxn of Colour art award exhibition: ALTITUDE198 Arts & Learning, Brixton   

HATCHED21: Oxford International Women Festival, Photo Oxford

Mythical Mother - Spilt Milk Online Gallery: September 2021

 

2020

Chlorophilia of light and the vegetational, APT Gallery , London 2019

Showing Up, TEDx London Women, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Femmes Feroces: Material Life X Femmes Noires, The Contemporary Arts Centre, New Orleans, USA

Portraits of Passage:MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora (Pan-Africa) at The 12th edition of the Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography at the Musée National du Mali, Africa

RedHooks labs, Labs New Artist III, New York, USA (cat)

2018

Relating Narratives – A Common World of Women: The Horse Hospital, London

2017

UICA, Here+Now Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Michigan, USA

2016

Women Made Gallery, Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body, Chicago, USA

Flowers Gallery, Small is beautiful XXXIII, Cork Street, London

 

2015

Flowers Gallery, Small is beautiful XXXIII, Cork Street, London

Black History Festival Chelsea Exhibition, UAL, London

Uncertain States 2015, Art Pavilion, Mile End, London (cat)

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (cat)

2014

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London (cat)

Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries (cat)

2013

Flowers East Gallery, Small Is Beautiful

Women Made Gallery, The Photographic Self, USA

2012

The World in London –Olympic Games, London 

2011                       

Lens Culture Exposure Awards exhibition, Paris, France (cat)

FotoFest's fall 2011exhibition, International Discoveries III, Houston, Texas, USA (cat)

Uncertain States Exhibition 2011, East Gallery, London (cat)

Lens Culture Exposure Awards exhibition, New York, USA (cat)

FotoVisura Pavilion -New York Photo Festival, Dumbo, USA

Lens Culture Exposure Awards exhibition, San Francisco, USA (cat)

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010, Sunderland (cat)

2010                       

Panos pictures – contact Edition projection Hoxton London

The IPA Best of Show, Splashlight studios Soho NY (cat)

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010, London (cat)

Rhubarb Rhubarb Hungry Bursary Show, Flowers East Gallery, London

Shoebox award  Short-listers, Oblong Gallery, London

Rhubarb Rhubarb Hungry Bursary Show, Rhubarb East gallery, Birmingham (cat) 

 

Selected Publications

2021

Life between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s -Now, Tate Publications

2020

Photoworks Annual 26

Maternal Art Magazine (MAM) - Stay at Home

2018

Encontros da Imagem, International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, Braga, Portugal. 

MÃE PRETA | BLACK MOTHER, Photography and Black Motherhood, Envisioning a Black Maternal Authority, São Paulo, Brazil

2017

Contact Sheet 192: Light Work Annual 2017.

MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.

2015

Matter Magazine

How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood

Fellowships, Residencies & Awards 

2020

Shortlisted, Womxn Of Colour Art Award - 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning

 

2019 

Fight the power, Nida Doctoral School

RedHooks labs, Labs New Artist III,

 

2018

The Heroinic Hundred

 

2016

Light work Residency (Autograph)

 

2015

Honourable Mention, Hariban Award

2014

Honourable Mention, Portrait Award IPA (International Photography Awards)

 

2011

Lucie Foundation E-apprentice

Shortlisted for the 2011 Professional and Emerging Lucie Scholarship

 

2010

Spotlight Award in the 2010 FotoVisura Grant

Lens Culture International Exposure awards exhibition

Honourable Mention award in Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Honourable Mention in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010

Finalist in critical mass Photo Lucida

Finalist in People: Family non-pro category. International Photography Awards 2010

Short-listed for 2010 Shoebox Award Oblong Gallery, London

Rhubarb Bursary award 2010