alabamathirteen [on becoming a ghost…]

25 May 2022 - 17 July 2022

2021 visiting resident artist alabamathirteen returns to The Art House to showcase work in progress, developed during her time staying onsite. A largely self-taught artist from Leeds, alabamathirteen’s practice focuses on the barriers she experiences whilst navigating and negotiating the spaces that she occupies as a disabled, working-class woman.

Using photography, embroidery and sound, her work explores how we occupy our bodies, spaces and places both as individuals and as a society, particularly the concept of ‘non-conforming’ bodies as an act of defiance challenging who traditionally gets to take up the most space and whose voices get to be heard the loudest.

Rooted firmly in the history of the disability arts movement and the politics of disability equality, her work seeks to challenge dominant narratives around disability, and highlight the barriers that exclude so many people from both creating and experiencing art. 

Find out more about the artist’s practice on the Residency page.


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Image: alabamathirteen, The Umbrage [archaic], 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

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