Selina Thompson is an acclaimed artist and performer based in Leeds. Her work is playful and participatory, focused on the politics of identity and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments. Of her work, Thompson says: “My practice is primarily intimate, political and participatory, with a strong strand of public engagement and investigation which then leads to joyous, highly visual work, which seeks to connect to those often marginalized by the arts. I believe with all my heart in the capacity of art to change society and, in my more optimistic moments, the world, and relish any opportunity to connect with an audience, and to create work that invests in deep engagement with the public.”
Her work and commissions include Dark and Lovely, Northern Stage, Ovalhouse, Birmingham REP, Sheffield Theatres and Theatre in the Mill (2015) originally commissioned by East Street Arts, and supported through funding from Leeds Inspired and Arts Council England; Race Cards supported by Buzzcut, Camden People’s Theatre, Forest Fringe and Fierce Festival.
In partnership with: Fingal Arts Office
COMMUNITY_ Of interest
ART FORM_ Live art
CONTEXT_ Local community