Ashleigh Wilson
b. 1995,  N. Ireland

Artist & researcher based in Belfast; sporadically thinking, writing & making through photography’s historical & political contexts. Interrogating archives, text, photographic materials & installation to illuminate the lingering embers of conflict in N.Ireland & centre the interior lives of those caught at the peripherial intersection of personal & public histories.

Studio Holder @ FLAX Art Studios
Gallery & Collections Assistant @ Queen’s University, Belfast

(+31) 640 633 784

2017-2020 Royal Academy of Art The Hague: Bachelor of Design (Photography)
First Class Honours (8.5).
2015-2017 Belfast School of Art: Bachelor of Arts (Photography with Video)
Achieved the Dean’s List & completed the Erasmus exchange programme.

2023/24 National Lottery Support for Individual Artists Programme, Recipient.
2020 Steenbergen Stipendium, Nominee.
2020 Royal Academy of Art Thesis Award, Winner.
2018 Breda Photo Talent Award, Finalist.

Selected Exhibitions     
2022 The Road to Purgatory, The Black Box, Belfast, N.Ireland.
2022 Here’s Me Here, FLAX Project Space, Belfast, N.Ireland.
2021 Steenbergen Stipendium Award 2020, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Netherlands.
2021 Out of Print @ ART The Hague, Fokker Terminal, The Hague, Netherlands
2021 Re-Vision Performing Arts Festival, Belfast, N.Ireland.
2019 A Series of Contradictions, Billytown, The Hague, Netherlands.
2018 KABK x AUNS, Kulturni Centar LAB, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Curatorial Work
2022 PhotoIreland Festival 2022: Opening the Gates, The Printworks at Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.
2019 The Sponge, The Clay, The Brick & The Bridge, UNSEEN Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2019 In Orbit: Catalyst Arts Member’s Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N.Ireland.
2019 Lykke Sønderkær: Connecting Body, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N.Ireland.

Publications & Texts
2022 The Trouble with Archives, The Pupil Sphere.
2020 Of Song & Suffering, Self-published, Stocked by Stroom Den Haag
2019 Burial Ground / Tulaigh Charnáin, Self-published, The Hague, Netherlands.
2018 Sine Zine, Self published by Forgetful Number Collective, The Hague, Netherlands.   

Artist Talks
2021 The Hague Contemporary Art Tour @ ART The Hague, Fokker Terminal, The Hague, Netherlands.
2018 A Sunlit Absence, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium.