Birgitta Hosea is a time-based media artist working in expanded animation in forms that vary from installation, animated performance art, sequential images and immersive media through to experimental drawing with projects that have included lasers, holographic projection, cartoon lunch guests and electronic ectoplasm. Most recent exhibitions include Venice Biennale, Italy; Oaxaca Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico; Red Cube, Shenzhen, China; Karachi Biennale, Pakistan; InspiralLondon, UK; Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, China and Hanmi Gallery, Seoul, Korea. She has been awarded an Adobe Impact Award, a MAMA Award for Holographic Arts and an honorary fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts. Her work is included in the Tate Britain and Centre d’Arte Contemporain, Paris, archives. Currently Reader in Moving Image and Director of the Animation Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts, she was previously Head of Animation at the Royal College of Art and prior to that at Central Saint Martins, where she completed a practice-based PhD in animation as a form of performance.
Birgitta also curates and writes about experimental moving image. She has written a number of academic publications on experimental animation and her latest co-written book, 'Performance Drawing: New Practices Since 1945', will be published in September 2020 by Bloomsbury Press. In 2017, she co-curated Boundary Crossings with artist Rose Bond at PNCA, Portland, Oregon. She has also worked on public engagement projects with major museums and archives such as the National Gallery, ENO, London Transport Museum, National Theatre Archives, RSC, the Wellcome Digital Collection and the V&A, which involved using animation to reinterpret and recontextualise artefacts from the collections in order to make them accessible to different audiences. She was a judge for the Prix Ars Electronica (Computer Animation) in 2019 and 2020 and is currently co-organising a number of international animation conferences.