Alberta Whittle

Alberta Whittle, between a whisper and a cry (film still), 2019. Installation View. Photo: Ruth Clark

Alberta Whittle, between a whisper and a cry (film still), 2019. Photo: Basharat Khan

Alberta Whittle, between a whisper and a cry (film still), 2019. Photo: Alberta Whittle

Alberta Whittle, between a whisper and a cry (film still), 2019. Photo: Basharat Khan

Alberta Whittle, between a whisper and a cry (film still), 2019. Installation View. Photo: Ruth Clark

Alberta Whittle (b. 1980, Barbados) lives and works between Barbados, Scotland and South Africa. Whittle is an artist, research and curator. Her creative practice is motivated by the desire to work collectively towards radical self-love. Informed by diasporic conversations, Alberta considers radical self-love and collective care as key methods in battling anti-blackness. Her practice involves choreographing interactive installations, using film, sculpture and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces. Whittle was a RAW Academie Fellow at RAW Material in Dakar, Senegal (2018) and is the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018/2019. Recent exhibitions and performance include Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK (2019); Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, UK (2019); The Showroom, UK (2018); Apartheid Museum, South Africa (2017); and 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015).