Selected Exhibitions & Projects: 2008-2017


Grey Granular Fist and Woodland, The Whitworth, Manchester, UK
Woodland, Net>Park 2.0, Metal, Southend, UK
Woodland, In Between Time, Bristol, UK


Waterborne, Points of Departure, Estuary Biennial, UK
Home, Life. Death. Whatever.,London, UK
Woodland, Steelpass, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Afterlife project – one-hour Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4FM
Afterlife (Woodland), Work in progress, New Performance Turku / Ars Nova, Finland
Brass Calls, Heart of Glass public art commission, Church Square, St Helens
The Homesickness Project, Logan Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia


Artists-in-Residence for the city of Copenhagen, Denmark
Vanishing Entities, London Science Festival
Copenhagen Art Week, at Superkilen in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark (intervention)
Assemblies: Alt_Cph 14, Fabrikken – Factory of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
Artangel Open 2014, ‘Low Wind Rising’ selected for the online longlist
Hitparaden, International Festival of Performance Art, Pumphuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Instagram takeover, The Photographers’ Gallery
SIGNAL, Festival of Urban Intervention, Brussels, Belgium


Ten Acts, Basement Arts public art commission, Jubilee Square, Brighton
How The Light Gets In, Artists in Residence, Philosophy Festival, Hay-on-Wye, UK
Rules and Regs, Kanagawa Arts Centre, Yokohama, Japan, and Nightingale Theatre, Brighton


Walkways, Tate Modern collaborative commission, London (incl. DVD).
Understory, 1-12, Up To Nature project commission, a brut Wien / Inbetween Time / Black Box / ANTI Festival co-production, touring to Vienna, Bristol, Oslo and Kuopio (performance)
I thought I was the audience and then I looked at you, The Gallery at NUCA, Norwich


Over The Threshold, a Soho Projects commission by The Photographers’ Gallery and Bloomberg, including pop up exhibition and public work, London (incl. cat)
Becoming Istanbul, SALT, Istanbul


The Perth & Sydney Echo, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art & Performance Space, Sydney (incl. pub).
Were you here the last time, National Review of Live Art commission, Tramway, Glasgow
Now Right Now!, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
Liveworks, Performance Space, Sydney
Afterlive, Norwich Arts Centre


The Shops Project, solo exhibition Site Gallery, Sheffield, plus participatory public works and residencies in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Istanbul (Turkey), São Paulo, Salvador (Brazil), Guangzhou (China), Iasi (Romania) (incl. cat)

CV from 1998 – 2007 available on request. 

Selected Residencies:

City of Copenhagen, Artists-in-Residence, Denmark, 2014
The Photographers’ Gallery, Instagram takeover, 2014
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance, & East Street Arts, Leeds, 2013
Rules & Regs, Yokohama, Japan, 2013
University of South Florida, 2010
Platform Garanti Istanbul, 2009
Galeria Skuc Ljubljana, 2009
Guangzhou Academy of Art Guangzhou, China, 2009
British Council, Sao Paulo, 2008
Thinkers in Residence, Live Art Development Agency, London, 2006
Artists-in-Residence, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, 2006

Published Works:

Walkways DVD, 2012
The Shops Project Video Companion DVD, 2011
Over The Threshold catalogue, 2011
The Perth & Sydney Echo newspaper, 2010
People, Places, Process: The Shops Project book, 2010

Selected Talks & Workshops:

Guest Artists, What Would You Do?, British Museum
Workshop Leaders, Living Archives, DIY 2014
Symposium speakers, Collaborate Creatively, a-n, Nottingham Trent University
Symposium speakers, Stretching the Boundaries, Folkestone Triennial
Workshop leaders and Artists Talk, Talk of the Arts series, University of South Florida
Symposium speakers, On Display: Artists & Shops, Site Gallery, Sheffield UK
Workshop Leaders for Contaminate The City, for La Bellone, Brussels


Rebecca French (born London, 1973)
1995-98 BA (Hons) Fine Art—First Class, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Andrew Mottershead (born Manchester, 1968)
1993-95 MA Site-Specific Sculpture—Commendation, Wimbledon School of Art
1988-91 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sheffield City Polytechnic