rhstricklandspence@gmail.com


Hope is an artist-filmmaker and visual anthropologist from Manchester, UK. Her current work is concerned with archival response, black feminist thought and postcolonial ecologies.

EDUCATION

ESRC PhD studentship in Social Anthropology with Audio-Visual Media, UCL - 2020 - 
MA in Visual Anthropology, The University of Manchester - 2017 - 2018
BA with Honours in History of Art with English Literature, The University of Edinburgh - 2011 – 2015

CURRENT/UPCOMING

Korean International Ethnographic Film Festival, Seoul, Republic of Korea - August 2021
Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami, US - June-July 2021
Ethnokino, Bern, Switzerland - June 2021
London Migration Film Festival, UK - June 2021

RESEARCHER-IN-RESIDENCE with the Aubrey Williams Archive at Art360 Foundation with the International Curators Forum, London - April - December 2021

PAST WORK

FUN AND GAMES exhibition at The Portico Library, Manchester - November 2020 - June 2021
PUSH Artist Film Commission, HOME, Manchester - October 2020 - March 2021
LEICESTER CITY TAKEOVER exhibition UK New Artists - February 2021
IN RESPONSE TO THE ARCHIVE: A PROGRAMME CURATED BY HOPE STRICKLAND HOME Artist Film Weekender, HOME, Manchester - December 2020
ACCESS ARTIST/EXHIBITION DESIGN, Distorted Constellations by Nwando Ebizie at Caustic Coastal, Salford - November 2018 - February 2019

Workshops, talks, text and videography for various clients including The University of Manchester, Leeds City Council, London College of Communication, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Portico Library, Reclaim, City of Sanctuary, Partisan Collective

SELECTED SCREENINGS

Fisura, Experimental Film and Video International Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico - December 2020
Regard Bleu: Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland - October 2020
Rapport Festival: Black Film Festival, Online - September 2020
Festival International du Film Ethnographic du Quebec, Montreal, Canada, Online - May 2020
German International Ethnographic Film Festival, Online - May 2020
Spit That Out: North West Artist Film Programme, HOME, Manchester, UK - February 2020
Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece - November 2019
Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, American Anthropological Association, Vancouver, Canada - November 2019
Etnoff no.5, Skopje, Macedonia - October 2019
Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest, UK nominated for Best Scottish Production - October 2019
Nordic Anthropological Film Association Festival, Joensuu, Finland - October 2019
Journeys International Festival, Leicester, UK - July 2019
Migration Matters Festival, Sheffield, UK - June 2019
TO & FRO Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK - June 2019
VIII Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology, Moscow, Russia - May 2019
MIRA, PS Mirabel, Manchester, UK - April 2019
Story Film Festival, Cork, UK First Place - April 2019
Days of Ethnographic Film, Slovene Ethnographical Society, Ljubljana, Slovenia - March 2019

PUBLICATIONS

March 2021 DE BONES The Portico Library, Off the Shelf text
Dec 2019 La Junqueira Residency, Lisbon, Portugal
Sep 2019 Journal of Anthropological Films, 3(1), e2795 - 2019


AWARDS


ACE Developing Your Creative Practice Grant - December 2020

SOLO SHOW PRIZE WINNER Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open Exhibition - September 2020

ACE Emergency Recovery Grant - June 2020

ESRC PhD studentship, practice-led Social Anthropology, University College London - May 2020

COUSIN PRIZE for academic excellence, Edinburgh College of Art – May 2012


COLLECTIONS

The North West Film Archive, Manchester Metropolitan University