Notes Part I,II & III, Spike Island. Installation view. Photo: Joe Maxwell



Charlie Tweed works in video, text and performance, his recent works have drawn attention to the complex impacts of global capitalism in terms of resource extraction, ecological destruction and the deployment of digital technologies to manage populations and environment.

He employ strategies of re-appropriation and speculative fiction, often taking on personas of anonymous collectives and hybrid machines, to outline subversive plans for enhancing and escaping control mechanisms and renegotiating relations with the non human.

 Current Research Interests 

-Contemporary systems of control and their associated belief systems

-Fictional methods and their potential as an art strategy

-Actor networks, hyperobjects and non-human voices

-Environmental media and technological materiality


Recent solo shows include: Notes From the Subsurface, EarthArt Gallery, Bristol (2020); “Soon we will become output” (2017), Stanley Picker Gallery, London; “i am algorithm” (2013) at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth and Exeter Phoenix; “Notes I, II & III” (2010/11) at Spike Island, Bristol; Animate Projects and Alma Enterprises, London.

Recent group shows include: Visions in the Nunnery 2020, Nunnery, London; Silent Signal, Daejeon Artist House, South Korea; VAEFF, Tribeca Film Centre, NYC; Kew Gardens Film Festival, Queens Museum, NYC; “Selected VI” (videoclub touring programme); “Both Sides Now III: Screenings in East Asia” (videoclub); “Silent Signal” (multiple venues); Oberhausen Short Film Festival; “Cold Bodies, Warm Machines”, NRW-Dusseldorf; Inland Art Festival; “dragged down into lowercase” (Sommerakademie) at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland; “The Box Season 5”, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales; “The London Open”, Whitechapel Gallery.

Residencies and awards include: EarthArt Fellowship 2019-20, Earth Sciences, Bristol University; Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award (2015-17); AHRC Funding award (2011-17); Grizedale Arts Residency Programme (2005 and 2011); Sommerakaedemie, Zentrum Paul Klee (2008); Aspex Emergency 5 Winner 2011; Startpoint European Academies Award (2008); Whitstable Biennale (2008).

His films have been screened internationally at venues including: ICA, London; CCA, Glasgow; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Watershed, Bristol; Plymouth Arts Centre; CAFA, Beijing; Quad, Derby; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Castlefield, Manchester.


Between 2004 and 2012 he was the Co-Director and Co-Curator of the non-for-profit Alma Enterprises gallery, London which was located at Vyner Street, Bethnal Green and then at Glasshill Street in Southwark. During this time I curated exhibitions, performances and talks by artists including: Brian Catling, Suzanne Treister, Laura Parnes, Jem Finer, Rod Dickinson, Jennet Thomas, Paul Tarrago, Laura White, William Daniels, Richard Grayson, Hayley Newman, Kim Noble, Ludo Mich, Thomas Altheimer, Alex Baggaley, allsopp&weir and Yaron Lapid.