Allison Gibbs (b.1978) is an artist working between Glasgow, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia. Recent exhibitions and screenings include CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016/17); Historicode: Scarcity & Supply, The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China, (2016/17); fugue states, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2015); Ripples on The Pond, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2015); MOTHS, Summerhall, Edinburgh (2015); 3 Scripts for Future-telling, a performance for Tenletters, Glasgow (2015); Our Extra-Sensory Selves (premiere), Glasgow International Film Festival (2015); Let The Body Be Electric, Let There Be Whistleblowers, an exhibition with Allison Gibbs, Ken Jacobs and Joachim Koester at Dan Gunn Berlin, curated by Heidi Ballet and Anselm Franke (2014); Spirits of Ecstasy (Murnau’s Death Mask), The Happy Hypocrite- Heat Island (issue 7 spring 2014 edited by Isla Leaver-Yap); Kelly, Glasgow International (2014) and SPIRIT SHADOW SPECTRE BONES and PHANTOM, Intermedia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2013). Recent summer schools and residencies include The Barbershop, Lisbon, Portugal (2015); Triangle France, Marseille, France (2014); Hospitalfield Arts Arbroath, Scotland (2014) and Rupert Vilnius, Lithuania (2014). In 2014 Gibbs was shortlisted for the Lux/Glasgow Film Festival Margaret Tait Award. Gibbs’; ongoing extra-sensory meeting group ‘A Development Circle for Radical Subjectivity’, has been held at Rupert Vilnius, Triangle France and CCA Glasgow.
Materialising often as 16mm films, videos, writing, installations, workshops and performances, Allison’s work results from the process of research, writing and conducting an ongoing extra-sensory meeting group; A Development Circle for Radical Subjectivity which uses exercises in psychic development as a vehicle for exploring embodied knowledge and different concepts of subjectivity. A Development Circle for Radical Subjectivity was developed and first practiced whilst on residence at Rupert, Vilnius in 2014. Allison’s residency was a vital jumping-off point for her film and Development Circle project, Our Extra Sensory Selves which was first screening as part of the 2015 Glasgow International Film Festival, then shown as large-scale commissioned installation at Centre For Contemporary Art, Glasgow, 2015.