About


adamcastle@adamcastle.com



ADAM CASTLE
I am an artist and curator. I work collaboratively with architectural designer Davide Bugarin to create moving image, performance and installation works.

I founded both Pollyanna queer arts company and Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival. I won the Leadership Award at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2016 for founding both: “This award recognises an outstanding individual for their leadership and contribution to their sector, or the creative industries as a whole.

UPCOMING:

Davide Bugarin & Adam Castle
Sore Throat
Microscope Gallery, New York City (USA)
13 - 15 June 2024
Opening Thursday 13 June 6pm

Davide Bugarin & Adam Castle
Sore Throat
Kriittinen Gallery, Turku (Finland)
2 - 28 August 2024
Opening Thursday 1 August

RECENT

Davide Bugarin & Adam Castle
Sore Throat
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)
10-12 November 2023
Opening Thursday 9 November

ARTIST CV




Exhibitions, film festivals, performances



Sore Throat (2023)
Collaboration with Davide Bugarin


  • Funder: AHRC via Creative Informatics/University of Edinburgh, Creative Scotland, Fruitmarket


OMOS (2022) (Producer)

  • Solo exhibition: Kriittinen Gallery, Turku (Finland), August 2024
  • Solo exhibition: KINDL Centre for Contemporary Arts, Berlin, March-July 2023
  • Solo exhibition: Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, March 2023
  • Solo exhibition: Stirling Castle, Stirling, October-December 2022
  • Solo exhibition: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, September-October 2022
  • Solo exhibition: Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon, March-April 2022
  • Film festival: Opening Film of Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, March 2023
    Winner: Best Experimental Film at Boomtown Film & Music Festival, Texas (USA) 2024
  • Funder: Creative Scotland, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, People’s Postcode Trust, City of Edinburgh Council, EventScotland and others.
  • Media: BBC Radio 4, BBC Scotland Radio and in The Scotsman, The List, The Skinny, The Daily Record, Snack Magazine, Somewhere For Us.
  • Funder: Creative Scotland, Heritage Fund, City of Edinburgh Council, Goethe Institut, EventScotland, People’s Postcode Trust


12-month part-time Research and Development (2020)

  • Funder: £15k Creative Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and others


Lupi Lupi Lu
(2019)

  • Solo presentation: BBC website, 2019-present
  • Group exhibition: Kunstmuseum, Bonn, March-April 2021
  • Film festival: Glasgow Short Film Festival, March 2021
  • Online archive: blinkvideo curated video art platform, 2021-present
  • Arts festival: Birkbeck, May 2021
  • Funder: BBC Scotland / LUX Scotland


Tonight Tonight No More (2018)

  • Solo exhibition: St Cecilia’s Hall/Talbot Rice Gallery, May 2018
  • Funder: Talbot Rice Gallery


TRG3 Residency (2017-18)

  • Residencey with gallery, plus research trip to Venice Biennale
  • Funder: Talbot Rice Gallery


Entertainment (2017)

  • Group exhibition: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, March-April 2018
  • Joint solo screening: Talbot Rice Gallery, September 2017
  • Group exhibition: Gallery 23, Edinburgh, August 2018


To Me You Mean The Most (2017) (Co-creator with Ed Twaddle)

  • Group exhibition: Block 336, January-March 2018
  • Group exhibition: BALTIC, Gateshead, September-November 2017
  • Joint solo screening: Talbot Rice Gallery, September 2017


Right Now (2016)

  • Group exhibition: KisUzem, Budapest, May 2016
  • Group exhibition: Telep, Budapest, May 2016


Screensaver (2015)

  • Group exhibition: Threewalls Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Screening: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson
  • Screening: Dikeou Collection, Denver
  • Touring US group gallery screening: at Recess, New York; 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
  • Film festivals:
- Incubarte Festival, Valencia
- International Symposium for Electronic Arts, Vancouver
- Miami New Media Art Festival, Miami
- Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival, Illinois


Performance

  • Mean Most (duo performance), Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, 2017
  • Pollyfilla performances, Pollyanna cabaret, various venues, over 100 shows, 2015-present
  • Buy now! and Presents Presently (solo performance), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2019 & 2021
  • soursop (solo performance), Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018
  • Puppet Karaoke, (solo performance) at JW3 Jewish Cultural Centre, London, 2013


Various

  • Group exhibition: Meridian Club Gallery, Beijing, 2016
  • Group exhibition: Stanley Mills, Perth, 2016
  • Film festival: Ickle Film Fest, Dundee, 2014


Publications


  • Catalague for Videonale.18
  • 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


Curator/Creative producer/Lecturer


Lecturer in Fine Art, Newcastle University
September 2023 - present

Teaching Fellow in Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh
September 2023 - present

Associate Lecturer, University for the Creative Arts
January 2023 - August 2023

Associate Lecturer
and Events and Exhibition Producer, Birkbeck School of Arts

December 2019 - present

External Assessor for funding applications, Creative Scotland
October 2021 - present

Curator, Historic Environment Scotland
July 2021 - March 2022

Head of Events, The Audience Agency
March 2021 - present

Producer, Into the New, festival of contemporary performance, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
November to Mach 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23

Film Programmer (Dance), Aesthetica Short Film Festival
March - July 2021, 2022 and 2023

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

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

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

Board member, Fruitmarket
2023 - present

Director, Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival (EAMIF)
2015 - present

Director, Pollyanna
2015 – present



Adam Castle
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ome • Film + projects • EAMIF • Pollyanna