Olivia Sparrow

b. 1987 in Birmingham, England.



EDUCATION
2013 - 2016: BA (Hons) Interactive Arts, Manchester School of Art (First-class Honours). Awarded the MSoA Dean's Dissertation Prize for my dissertation 'Unwanted Spaces / Abnormal Acts: Architecture, space and queer sexualities' [read here]
2011 - 2013: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (specialising in Fine Art Installation), Birmingham City University (Distinction)

RESIDENCIES
2016/2017: Manchester School of Art, funded by the Artists' Benevolent Fund

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2017: Queer Day School at The Penthouse NQ, Manchester
2017: Queer Day School x Manchester LGBT Zine Library occupation of the Institute of Urban Dreaming's Temporary Research Space at Manchester School of Art
2017: Queer Day School at CCA Derry~Londonderry
2016: Queer Day School at DIY Space For London

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017: fukc_boi, Motel One Piccadilly, 10072017, Sexy Boy Unites Salford, Paradise Works, Manchester
2017: Drowning (x JF Hancell), Queer Art Show 5, The Penthouse NQ, Manchester
2016: The Miss A Broadcast (No. 1), Millionaires Can Be Trans* // You Are So Brave*, Schwules Museum, Berlin
2016: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Show Me Your Birmingham, Anchor Gallery, Birmingham
2016: I'm Living In A Silent Film, Manchester School of Art Degree Show
2016: Online (20 Minutes, 00.34 on a Thursday) and I Have Nothing Left, Intangible Forms, NCAD MFA Project Space, Dublin
2015: The Sound of Construction and Dreamhome Heartache, Thursday Late: BROKE Takeover, Manchester Art Gallery
2015: I Have Nothing Left, F E M M E , Link Gallery, Manchester
2014: Part One: Culture, Thursday Late: Centre For The Imagination, Manchester Art Gallery
2014: Uncle and 550 Self Portraits, Unit X Exhibition, New Century House, Manchester
2014: Damien as me as Alma for Watcher and Auto Portraits, L'Archipel, Fouesnant
2014: Diary Text 1-6, Interactive Arts group show, Link Gallery, Manchester
2014: Session - Process, Neckerchief, It Felt Like A Kiss and Wash Off (I), Anti-Apathists Present, Link Gallery, Manchester
2013: Watcher, Interactive Arts group show, Link Gallery, Manchester
2013: I Have Nothing Left, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design End of Year Show
2013: Disabled, Socialist, Artist - I'm Screwed, NOISE Festival's Art of Protest, People's History Museum, Manchester
2012: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Performance ] s p a c e [, London
2012: Saint Taylor and The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design End of Term Show

SCREENINGS
2017: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Paradise Lost But Not Forgotten, Birmingham Heritage Week Community Hub
2017: The Miss A Broadcast (No. 1), Artist as Superconnector/Superconductor, Coventry University
2016: I'm Living In A Silent Film (installation view), All in one, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Chiari
2016: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Paradise Lost / Flatpack Festival: Birmingham on Film, Birmingham Open Media
2016: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Video Strolls at Flatpack Festival, The Victoria, Birmingham
2016: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, SQIFF Presents: Queers in the City, GMAC Film, Glasgow
2016: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Queer Experiments: Queer Femme, Hackney Attic, London
2015: A Teenage Melodrama In Four Parts, Wotever DIY Film Festival, Cinema Museum, London
2015: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Wotever DIY Film Festival, British Film Institute, London
2015: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Leeds Queer Film Festival, Wharf Chambers, Leeds
2014: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Bar Wotever, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London
2013: I Have Nothing Left, Wotever DIY Film Festival, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London
2012: The Very Last Plea From My Heart, Wotever DIY Film Festival, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

LIVE PERFORMANCES
2017: Desperate For Attention, The Pink Room, The White Hotel, Salford and online
2016: The Miss A Broadcast (No. 1), online
2016: Window Occupier, Camden People's Theatre, London
2013: Confessional, Bar Wotever, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London
2013: Free Live Breakdown, online
2011 - 2013: Various performances with The Ritas

TALKS
2017: SHOUT! Festival: Queer Digital Futures, BOM, Birmingham
2017: FLUID Festival: What does queer sound like?, Stryx, Birmingham
2015: Filmmaker Q&A, Wotever DIY Film Festival, Cinema Museum, London
2015: Filmmaker Q&A, Wotever DIY Film Festival, British Film Institute, London
2012: Filmmaker Q&A, Wotever DIY Film Festival, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London