Akeelah Bertram (b.1990 London) is a cross-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Leeds. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since studying at the University of Leeds, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, (Dresden) and the Royal College of Art (London).
Bertram is interested in collective narratives, challenging perspectives and innovating modes of communication. She produces work across new media art, interaction design, sculpture and performance exploring heritage and identity through creative technology, and is currently the Gatenby Fellow in Contemporary Art, University of Leeds.
For our summer programme, Bertram shares current work in progress Return and invites viewers to feed into its development. In the Bothy Gallery at YSP, she has created a compelling, immersive environment featuring light and vibrations in the floor that can be felt as you move through the space. She will also show wall-based light sculptures and present information about the wider Return project. She will also discuss her work in conversation with artist and writer Season Butler in an online event.
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