Hello,

I'm an artist and curator – my practice is focused on relations between technology, media, and community. I employ a range of processes from historical research to printmaking, curation to mural making, publishing to workshops.

I'm currently a research associate at FACT, Liverpool, where I have been investigating the history of the old Liverpool Observatory. Some of my research translated into a group exhibition entitled The New Observatory at FACT, which I co-curated with Hannah Redler of the Open Data Institute.

I live and work in Thamesmead, South East London, where I recently collaborated with TACO! to develop RTM, a new community radio station in the area. I've produced a number of projects with Peabody locally, including a culture guide, arts participation survey, and arts festivals in 2015 and 2016.

I co-direct Torque, an experimental digital literacy and publishing project. Our most recent book was Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain produced in collaboration with Furtherfield. I was co-chair of Working Group 1 of the COST Action on New Materialism, between 2014-18, and co-edited the project almanac, which I'm developing for the new Matter journal, based at the University of Barcelona.

I'm currently developing a number publishing and public realm art projects, and researching modes of collective organising, in particular the cooperative movement and the history of commoning. I'm into co-co-co-co-llaboration!

I have a BA (LJMU) and MA (Sussex) in Art History.

For further details and up-to-date info please get in touch.

mail@samskinner.net
@samwskinner

Website designed by Dow-Smith Studio