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Gary JC

Lives & works in Birmingham, UK




MA (Composition & Sonic Art) - Oxford Brookes University 

BA  University of Witwatersrand

PHD (current) University of Birmingham, UK


Exhibitions, Research & Performance


Mosquito Lightning - Epilogue / Essay covering our conceptual art project and exhibition at Goodman Gallery - in  Infrastructures of Security by Prof. Martin Murray (University of Michigan Press - African Perspectives Series)


FORM Journal - 'Archived Futures: Digging In The Crates Of Always'

Spectral Karaoke - Experimental / Improvisation Collective.


Nirox Arts (UNESCO Cradle of Humankind) - Artist in Residence

Bohlale Ba Maka - Nirox Arts - In Collaboration with Napo Masheane, Carla Busuttil & Thulisile Binda.

Waveforming Research Unit - A founding member of BIMM Birmingham’s first postgraduate Research Unit, lead by Dr. Paul Rogers.

Mini-BEAST Concert Series, University of Birmingham - Performance, lecture and curated show covering Artificial Intelligence in music composition, performance and production. 


Schemata 2.0 / Ident - Organised by Corsica Studios. On online digital exhibition. ‘Putting my left foot inside the right side of my smile’ - as part of SoBir Kollektiv.


Alluvium Journal - 'Archived Futures: Digging In The Crates Of Always'


Always The Land - Film and Performance (with Carla Busuttil) - Recent Activity, Birmingham & Stryx Arts, Digbeth.


Transmediale, Berlin - Presentation of 'Anyone Can Play AI' as part of 'Adversarial Hacking in the age of AI' Humboldt University - organised by

The Future Of Indeterminacy. University of Dundee. 'Probability # Potentiality': Machine Learning’s failings in Music.


CTM Festival - 'De-Composing Infinity' Researcher Discourse. Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

Embassy Art Museum, Beijing - 'One Double One' and 'The Credo' - part of African Art Week, curated by Megan Mace. 

'Skillz 2.0: Anyone Can Play AI' - Presentation at IASPM Punk Scholars Conference, Newcastle University


Audiograft Festival - The Re-Animation Of Polly Tacks

Fusion Art Space, Oxford, UK

Reading International Fringe - Erosion Seems Impossible, Until The Land Is Gone & Tell Me What I Want, What I Really Really Want. Part of group show at Rising Sun Art Centre, Reading. Curated by Simone Hesselberg. Supported by Arts Council England.

Scenes From A Chasm - (June 2018) - Curatorial project. Group show at Cuchifritos, New York. Supported by Arts Council England and British Council.



The Sound of Memory - Group show & research symposium  - Goldsmiths University & Whitechapel Gallery, London

Artists Alliance Curatorial Award - Scenes From A Chasm - Essay & Curated show, 2018 in NFP space, Cuchafritos, New York




[inside] OUTSIDE - Oxford Brookes MA Festival - Ovada Warehouse, Oxford

The Listening Booth, George Arts - Compose a Piece / Write a Song / Produce a Track / Smash out a Tune

Film & Performance Night, Modern Art Oxford - Solo/Protest/Solo & Mogul 

Mosquito Lightning - Film and Installation (in collaboration with Carla Busuttil and Chris Saunders) at:  Choice. Click. Bait - Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, and Josh Lilley Gallery, London


Ajos Dance Company - Performance of Afrochunk - Oxford Museum

Workbench, Milan - Performance (with Carla Busuttil) of  Medallionaire.

Outburst Festival - Pegasus Theatre, Oxford - Plastic Dreams (White Performance)

Videovada - Ovada Space, Oxford - Plastic Dreams (White Performance) & The Hordes.


The Credo - Film presentation (in collaboration with Carla Busuttil) at:

A Change of Tongue - Space K, Seoul, Korea

Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair, Nirox Foundation, South Africa

Joburg Fringe Film Festival, South Africa


No More History - Film presentation (in collaboration with Carla Busuttil) at:

Post-National Bliss - Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

Generation V - Josh Lilley Gallery, London

Video, Video, Video (curated by Rory Bester) - The Bioscope, Johannesburg


Aktive Raume - Gallerei Cubus-M, Berlin, Germany

Eye of the Geiger - Sound accompaniment/installation with Tor Seidel

Awards & Achievements

Artists International Development Fund Grantee, 2018

Artists Alliance Curatorial Award, 2017

Santander Research Grant, 2015

Joburg Now Residency, 2015



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