About

Madeleine Washbrook (b.2001) is a British artist from Belper, Derbyshire, living and working in Birmingham, UK. They are a multi-disciplinary artist, who has worked across film, publications, painting, print, and more; currently, they are working sculpturally with latex, fabric, electrical devices, wires, and pigmented plaster to construct abject technological forms, which represent an external manifestation of an internal cybernetic transgression. Their work is inspired by Washbrook’s identity as a member of Generation Z, the first digital guinea pig generation without a pre-internet brain and a future. These experiences and traumas of this predicament inspired her 23-minute film and publication “where is the utopia I was promised?” (2021), which explores the narrative of Generation Z’s haunting post-911 child and their impending doom. 

Education:

2019-2022 – Birmingham School of Art, Fine Art BA (Hons)

2022-2023 – Birmingham School of Art, Fine Art MA

Selected exhibitions:

WW1 Poppy Centenary Installation, Co-Created Community Project, Belper Memorial Gardens, 11.11.2018

Shifting Positions, End of Module Exhibition, Birmingham School of Art, 14.01.2020 – 16.01.2020


The Fashionably Late Exhibition, End of Level 4 Exhibition, Birmingham School of Art, Virtual exhibition, 4/09/2020


Locked-Down (Virtual exhibition), Oddball Gallery, Oddball Space, 10.08.2020 – 10.10.2020


WORM (Virtual exhibition and publication), Round Lemon, Zest Hall, 07.06.2021 – 31.07.2021

Tomorrow’s News, Vivid Projects, Exhibition, Birmingham, 16/11/2021

A4, Oddball Space, Digbeth, Camden, Brick Lane, and online, 16/11/2021 – 19/02/2022.

EN: TRANCE, Stryx, Exhibition, Birmingham, 15/03/2022

Testing and Trying Out, Black Hole Club XX Duplicate, Vivid Projects, with BAAAD Press, Birmingham, 6/05/2022

Inspired Festival, Birmingham City University, Grand Central Media Eyes and Ad Van on Edgbaston Street, 11/06/2022

CTRL, Birmingham School of Art, End of Degree Show, Birmingham, 16/06/2022 – 25/06/2022

Awards:

Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art (2019)                                   

Major Project Dissertation Prize (2022)

Mike Holland Award (2022)

Selected Publications:

Circuit Brain (2021), Poetry Anthology, BAAAD Press; Birmingham (PDF available upon request)

WORM.EXHIB (2021), Digital exhibition catalogue, Round Lemon; Birmingham.

where is the utopia i was promised? (2021), publication, Published by Lulu; Peterborough. (PDF available under certain circumstances)

Live Projects (2022), Published by Holodeck; Birmingham.

CTRL (2022), Exhibition Catalogue, Published by Ex Why Zedd; Colchester.

Markets:

Farmer’s Market, August 9th 2020, with SewFriggingCrafty, Co-Exhibitor and Seller.

Young Traders Market, August 15th 2021, with SewFriggingCrafty, Co-Exhibitor and Seller.

Belper Arts Trail, August 29th 2021, with SewFriggingCrafty, Co-Exhibitor and Seller.

Duplicate Publishing Fair, May 7th 2022, with BAAAD Press, BAAAD Press Representative, Student Organising Committee and Map Designer.

CV available upon request