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Joseph Cutts

  • Visual Artist

Exchange Place Studios

Joseph Cutts (b.1988, Nottingham) is an installation artist & curator based at Yorkshire Artspace. His artistic practice follows his research into everyday substances and technologies, reflecting their complex properties from a source, production, process driven and ecological perspective. Cutts’ works involving moving image are constructed using custom systems, where configuration and choreography is often met with unscripted fault.

In 2022 Cutts was awarded Arts Council funding to support his research into the cycle and formation of electronic waste, leading to curating the international group exhibition and recycling programme Traces of a Cathode.

Selected recent exhibitions, residencies, publications & curatorial projects incl. STRIKE, Forma HQ, London (2023); Associate Artists Programme Forma, London (2022-24); Traces of a Cathode, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2023); Colour, Form & Line, Graves Gallery Collection, Museums Sheffield (2023-25); S1 Salon, Showroom Cinema (2022); The Sound Intervention Service, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw & Online (2020-21); Ghosts & Apparitions, Sheffield DocFest (2020); Construction House: Radical Materials, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2019); H2O (Human Horizons Observatory), Bariloche/Buenos Aires (2019); Everything Flows, Museums Sheffield (2017).

Selected press incl. reviews in Art Monthly, The Guardian, Corridor 8, La Nación, La Presse, and Journal Métro.

Cutts was previously Curator, S1 Artspace; Instytut Adama Mickiewicza and Head Curator of Sheffield DocFest’s Arts Programme (Alternate Realities), a programme aimed at studying the social and ecological impact of advancements in modern technology. Festival programmes incl. Ghosts & Apparitions (2020) & Subconscious Sensibilities, Site Gallery, Sheffield (2019). International touring programmes incl. Realidades Alternativas - CCE, Montevideo; Unibes, São Paulo; Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires; MUTEK MX, Mexico City & Center Phi, Montreal (2017-2018).