Alberta Whittle has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Margaret Tait Award, a prize named after the Scottish experimental filmmaker. She will receive £10,000 towards the creation of a new moving image work, which will be presented at the Glasgow Film Festival the following year. Whittle was selected among a shortlist of four, including Aideen Doran, Rob Kennedy and Corin Sworn.
Born in Barbados and based in Glasgow, Whittle is an artist, researcher and educator, whose work involves choreographing interactive installations, using film, sculpture and performance, responding to specific locations. She has shown internationally including at the Johannesburg Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale; BOZAR, Brussels; National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, and VAN Lagos, Nigeria. In 2018, Alberta will be an associate artist at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow and a Fellow at RAW Académie in Dakar, Senegal.
27 February 2018