Alberta Whittle is a Barbadian-Scottish artist, researcher and curator whose creative practice is motivated by the desire to manifest self-compassion and collective care to battle anti-blackness. Whittle works across media: film, sculpture, print, installation and performance. She choreographs interactive installations, using film, sculpture and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces. Her recent exhibitions include British Art Show 9 (2021-22), Jupiter Artland (2021), Copperfield, London (2020) and DCA (2019). In 2022, she represented Scotland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, Alberta Whittle lives and works in Glasgow, is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh and a Research Associate at The University of Johannesburg. She is a recipient of the Margaret Tait Award, the Frieze Artist Award, the Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award and a Turner Prize Bursary.
Image: Alberta Whittle by Matthew A Williams