Alice Gale-Feeny is an artist who makes performance, via dance, sculpture, video, writing and facilitation. She uses scripts, objects and sites as ‘containers’ for improvisational processes, considering how language, material forms and bodies (re)construct realities and build fictions.
Alice is interested in the emergent possibilities of working with bodies in artworks. Particularly, the ‘accumulation’ of lived experience, and how this may ‘recalibrate’ over time in different contexts, alongside changing bodies and voices. She devises frameworks with the people she works with, often co-writing scripts, and using such texts to guide aesthetic decisions.
She considers the many ways in which the verbal and the 'material', intra-act via the her own body. In this way, New Materialist and Posthumanist perspectives, queer feminist writing, ethics, and somatic movement practices, provide a context to be in conversation with, in the process of making such work.
Alice trained in Fine Art, dance and more recently stand-up comedy.
Alice is a Lecturer in Ba Fine Art at Kingston University.
Born 1989, Brighton. Lives and works in London, UK.
2019-2021 MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in assoc. with Independent Dance, London
2009-12 BA Hons Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
Solo exhibitions and performances
2022 'book as right hand', Knights Park Library, Kingston School of Art, funded by CARC (Contemporary Art Research Centre)
2021 Performance Exchange, Seventeen, London, curated by Rose LeJeune.
2017 ’the conditions we’ve set up for ourselves’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
2017 Béton Caverne, Rennes, France
2016 -17 ’Getting to know’, Nottingham Castle Museum and Gallery.
2015 ’Close Attention’, Space One, Seoul, South Korea.
2014 ’HairWashCarWash’, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester.
2023 ‘Diffracting New Materialisms: Emerging Methods for Artistic Research’, co-contributing chapter author, edited by JJ Chan and Annouchka Bailey published by Palgrave MacMillan
2023 'The Iridescent Creature', performance and chapter reading, On Not Knowing: How Artists Teach, Glasgow School of Art
Group Exhibitions and screenings
2022 ‘228 Chingford Mount, duo presentation alongside Adam Moore, supported by Hypha Studios and Waltham Forest Council, selected by Roisin Ingleby.
2022 ancient~flippant, Gallery Lock-In, Brighton, curated by Emma Lindsay.
2021 Kinesthesia festival, selected video work, Middlesex University, in partnership with Independent Dance, London and online.
2021 ACTS, Stanley Picker Public Lecture Series, online
2019 Peer Sessions #88, performance presented at APT Gallery, London.
2018 ’Retreat: this is not a holiday’, group exhibition and solo performance, curated by Michael Whitby and Sarah Bowden, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham
2017 ‘Glasshouse’, New Art Gallery Walsall
2017 ‘Portes Ouvertes’, group exhibition with Simon Faithfull, Briac Lepretre, Caroline McCarthy, Guillaume Pinard, Babeth Rambault, Roy Voss, Minoterie21, Brittany, France. Curated by Alun Williams and Claire Lestevan.
2017 ’Production Show: Artists House’, group exhibition, Eastside Projects, Birmingham.
2017 ’Steppes’, group exhibition, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester in association with Eastside Projects, Birmingham.
2016 ’Five Finger Discount’, group exhibition, Bronze Dog, Göteborg, Sweden, curated by Joe Rowley.
2015 ’Nottingham Castle Open 2015’, group exhibition, Nottingham Castle Museum and Gallery. Selected by Deb Covell, Robert Dingle, Kerry Harker and Ben Woodeson.
2015 ’Magnolia Cube’, group exhibition, 114 Middleton Road, London, curated by Christopher Burman.
2015 ‘RoCH Fans & Legends’, GIF commission, QUAD, Derby.
2015 ’Playing With Space’, touring screening curated by Lawrence Bradby, Norwich Arts Centre, Live Art Development Agency, London, FirstSite, Colchester, The Maltings and Newbridge Projects, Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
2014 ‘FOAM’, audio commission, ATTIC, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, curated by Mat Jenner.
2014 ’NN Northampton Contemporary Art Open’, group exhibition, Northampton.
2013 ’Artist Film Fortnight: ‘Joints in Associative Scenes’, screening curated by Katherine Fishman, The Lombard Method, Birmingham.
2012 ’Cultural Embassies’, Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture, group exhibition, Vetrinj Mansion, Maribor, Slovenia.
Events, Facilitation and Curation
2020 ‘Repeating on Me: Patterned Ground’, co-curated reading and performance event with Natalie Zervou-Kerruish, Hausmans Radical Booksellers, London.
2019 'Collectivism’, co-curated residency, Haarlem Artspace, Wirkswirth.
2019 ’Communal Lunch: How to Arrange Ourselves’, Mansions of the Future, Lincoln.
2018 ’In Circles, Around Tables’, facilitated fishbowl conversation event, ‘Dissections’, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
2017 ’2-Way Street’, fishbowl conversation event, Eastside Projects, Birmingham.
2016 ’Ground’, group exhibition co-curated with Oliver Tirre, Turf Projects, Croydon, London.
2015 ’Ground’, exhibition series, co-curated with Oliver Tirre, ATTIC, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham.
2023 'You Can Call it Confirmation Bias' in collaboration with Emma Lindsay, The Edinburgh Fringe
2013 Hatch: Scratched, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, a Hatch commission.
2012 ‘Beyond the Suspension of Disbelief’ in collaboration with Katherine Fishman and performed with Michael Pinchbeck, Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
2011 Hatch: Fresh Festival, in collaboration with Katherine Fishman, Embrace Arts Centre, Leicester.
2010 Hatch: It’s about Time Festival, as a member of Medium Rare, Embrace Arts Centre, Leicester, a Hatch commission.
2010 The Red Velvet Curtain Cult presents: I Believe (Tales from the edge of everything) in collaboration with Ruby Glaskin, The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.
2022 ‘228 Chingford Mount, 2-week residency and public sharing, supported by Hypha Studios and Waltham Forest Council, selected by Roisin Ingleby.
2017 Béton Caverne, solo residency, Rennes, France.
2017 ‘Glasshouse’, group residency alongside Bryony Gillard and Joe Orr,
New Art Gallery Walsall.
2018 ‘Cornish Weekender’, group residency on performance and collaboration, UKYA in partnership with Claudio Zecchi, Porthmear Studios, St Ives.
2015 The Drawing Board, Primary, Nottingham. Curated by Michael Pinchbeck.
Publishing and Readings
2023 Contributing writer in 'Dance Across the Carpeted Floor, Please', published by JOAN during the Wrong Writing Residency, Kingston University, London
2022 'One Line, Two Times', reading, 228 Chingford Mount, London, supported by Hypha.
2020 ’As Parts’, poetry edition in collaboration with Jessica Jane Charleston, self published.
2020 ‘Repeating on Me: Patterned Ground’, co-curated night of performance and poetry with Natalie Zervou-Kerruish, Housmans Radical Booksellers, London.
2020 'Gabriella Boyd: For Days' at Seventeen, exhibition review, this is tomorrow, online.
2019 'Pocket Litter’, three poems published by Writers Forum, London. Editors: Matthew Robertson and Laurence Upton.
2019 Patterned Ground, reading, Housmans Radical Booksellers, London.
2018 The Poetry Cafe, London, reading.
2015 'High Street Haiku's', limited text edition, self-published.
2015 'Since the beginning of human civilisation we have worked with second-hand knowledge to shape ourselves (things I have learnt from people my own age.)' Writing commission for ‘Search the Collection’, a project curated by Colette Griffin for Nottingham Castle.
2014 Danh Vō at Nottingham Contemporary, exhibition review, this is tomorrow, online.
2013 Performance Studies International: PSi Lexicon online, published text online.
2012 'In the Presence of Multiple Possibilities', contributing writer, An Ordinary Press Publication, curated by Royal College of Art and French Riviera 1988 Gallery, London.
Participation and collaborations
2016-2021 Performance collaborator with Reactor, Nottingham.
2020-2021 DanceOutsideDance, podcast, in collaboration with Laura Colomban, Michaela Gerussi, Julia Pond.
2017-2019 Artist Working Group (lead facilitator), London
2015-18 Film Free and Easy, Nottingham
2023 A-N Artist Bursary recipient
2022 CARC (Contemporary Art Research Centre) funding, Kingston University, supporting the research and initial performance sharing of 'book as right hand'.
2019 Gill Clarke Bursary, awarded by Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance
2019-2021 Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, awarded by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
2018 A-N Artist Bursary recipient
2015/16 Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England for ‘Ground’ with Oliver Tirre
2014 Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England
2021 DanceOutsideDance, ‘Double Interview with Alice Gale-Feeny and Michaela Gerussi’, podcast.
2019 Interview with Matt Cornell for Wombat Radio, conversations on dance and choreography (online).
2017 ’How many other people are you able to drift with, alone?: Conversations June ‘16 - Apr ‘17’, Doggerland, London (online).
2012 Beyond the Suspension of Disbelief, Wayne Burrows, The Serendipity Project, 13 March, 2012.