About


adamcastle@adamcastle.com



ADAM CASTLE
I am an artist-filmmaker, curator, events producer, and performer .

I won the Leadership Award at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2016 for my work on Pollyanna and EAMIF. “This award recognises an outstanding individual for their leadership and contribution to their sector, or the creative industries as a whole.

EAMIF
I founded and directed the Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, a festival event celebrating video art, experimental film and films made by artists.

Pollyanna
I am the founder and director of Pollyanna arts company, producing queer cabaret shows at the Fringe 2015-2019 and ongoing, with online shows in 2020 and an upcoming film project 2021-22.

Films
I create musical artist films, that use song and dance to explore themes including queer lives and medical diagnosis.

Producing/Curating
Recent projects include curating the industry events programme for BFI Flare (cancelled due to coronavirus) and curating the events programme for the Centre for Cultural Value.

ARTIST CV


Screenings, exhibitions, performances


2021
- Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021, Scottish Screen Competition selection
- Videonale.18, Biennale of Video Art, Kunstmuseum, Bonn

2019
- Lupi Lupi Lu (solo commission), BBC Scotland and LUX Scotland. Short film for iPlayer and BBC online platforms. 

2018

- Tonight Tonight No One No More (solo commission), St. Cecilia’s Hall / Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
- RSA New Contemporaries 2018 (group exhibition), Royal Society of Artists, Edinburgh
- Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 (group exhibition), Block 336, London


2017

- Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017,
(group exhibition) BALTIC, Gateshead

2016

- Footnotes, (group exhibition) KisUzem, Budapest
- Mapping the Local (group exhibition) Telep, Budapest

2015

- To Me You Mean The Most, (performance), Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

- Hold me, baby, (Group exhibition), Meridian Club Gallery, Beijing

- Direct Action/Direct Object, ACRE TV, (Group exhibition)
Threewalls Contemporary Art, Chicago

- Fool me once don’t fool me again. Screening. Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson and Dikeou Collection, Denver

- International Symposium for Electronic Arts, Vancouver

- Felt Book, touring group screening in USA and Canada at
  Recess, NY
  Vox Populi, Philadelphia
  SEDIMENT, Richmond
  Double Double Land, Toronto
  The Cave, Detroit
  Skylab, Columbus
  The Luminary, St. Louis
  Threewalls, Chicago
  The White Page, Minneapolis
  Leisure Gallery, Denver
  FalseFront, Portland
  StoreFront Lab, San Francisco

- Miami New Media Art Festival, Miami
- Incubarte Festival, Valencia
- Shift and Spin, micro-residency and exhibition, Stanley Mills, Scotland
- Thought Leadership, (screening) Evolution House, Edinburgh
- Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival, Illinois
- Performance at Gayfield Space, Edinburgh

2014

- Ickle Film Fest, Dundee
- Arts Attack, (Group Exhibition) UAL Exhibition Space
- Convert to Smart Object, Performance at CSM, London
- Puppet Karaoke, Performance at JW3, London
- Performance art project organised for young people, London


2013

- The Long Road, (Group Exhibition) Resource Gallery, London
- Organised a 4-month participatory project in barbers salon, London
- Wotever Queer Film Festival, London


2012
Call Me Maybe, Performance at Wimbledon COFA, London



Publications


FELT Book, eFELT epublication, The Institute for New Feeling
-  Catalogue for International Symposium for Electronic Arts
-  Catalogue for Incubarte Festival
-  Interview in Stigmart Videofocus annual video art journal


Producing/Curating



Producer, Into the New, festival of contemporary performance, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
November 2020 - March 2021

Online Events Curator and Producer, Centre for Cultural Value
July - December 2020

Industry Events Programmer, BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
January - March 2020

Film Audience Network Training Coordinator, Film Hub Scotland, Glasgow Film
July 2018 - April 2020

Curator, Open Out week, film night, The Fruitmarket Gallery
February 2018

Curator, Curator commission for Royal Hospital for Sick Children & Department for Clinical Neurosciences, NHS Lothian
October 2017 - January 2018

Events coordinator, Arts & Business Scotland
May 2017 - July 2018

Curator, Open Out week, film night, The Fruitmarket Gallery
July 2017

Director, Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival (EAMIF)
2015 - present
Two editions, held at Filmhouse, Talbot Rice Gallery, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Collective Gallery, Summerhall and Edinburgh College of Art.

Director, Pollyanna cabaret.
2015 – present.
Monthly cabaret events in at Paradise Palms plus full August runs in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 and 2016.
Upcoming events in Fringe 2017.


Co-ordinator of volunteers, Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF)
2016

Advisory Committee member, Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF)
2016 - 2019


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