Amelia Barratt is an artist based in London working across performance, image and writing. Her performances look closely at everyday encounters, satire, intimacy, and are often responsive to their present setting; combining a live, autofictional voice with visual cues such as costume, props, works on paper and the work of other artists. She works with paper as material, surface, record and as a motif in scriptwriting to signify a special interest in its role as a vehicle for personal narratives and social history within the idea of the archive.

Recent commissions include scripts written for live events at Glasgow International 2018, CCA (Glasgow), Cubitt Gallery (London), University College London and The Museum of London. Her work has been broadcast on Resonance FM and in 2018 her first short play premiered at Assembly Point Gallery (London), written in response to and staged in Milly Peck’s solo exhibition Pressure Head.

With Martha Barratt she runs Oral Rinse, a vocal performance series celebrating experimental, live work in art and writing.

2014-16 Slade School of Fine Art, MFA Painting
2008-11 The Glasgow School of Art, BA Painting & Printmaking

Recent performances
2018, Devlin Shea: Getting Closer (collaboration with Devlin Shea for Annotations launch at Outset Study), Drawing Room, London
2018, Smoking Inside, South Bermondsey, London
2018, Museum Lates: Night London Council Radio, The Museum of London, London
2018, On the 15th of May things were looking up for Art Licks 2018, SET, London
2018, Tall Tales From An Artist-Led Space, Cubitt Gallery, London
2018, Temporalities: Third Anniversary of Chalton Gallery, Chalton Gallery, London
2018, Old Hair for Glasgow International 2018, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
2018, The Small Press Project: Sound (performance event curated by Hannah Dargavel-Leafe), UCL, London
2018, Pipe & Sons, closing performance for Milly Peck: Pressure Head, Assembly Point, London
2017, Back-to-Back, SET, London
2017, Oral Rinse 4, The Hive Dalston, London
2017, Jude Browning & Emmie McLuskey: To write, to publish, to speak, to move, CCA, Glasgow
2017, Oral Rinse 3, SET, London
2017, This can only be thought of as a monologue within a dialogue: symposium and reading event programmed by Suzanne Van der Lingen and Claire Walsh, ECA, Edinburgh
2017, Stampede, Royal Academy Schools, London
2017, The Dark Wood, Transition, London
2016, Oral Rinse 2, Waterloo Action Centre, London
2016 Oral Rinse, The Crypt Gallery, London
2016 MA/MFA Degree Show, Slade School of Art, London
2016 Platform 1, Bloomsbury Theatre, London

2016 Stanbury Scholarship
2016 UCL Arts & Humanities Dean’s List
2016 Adrian Carruthers Studio Award Nominee
2016 Boise Travel Scholarship Nominee
2015/2016 Slade Bursary
2015 Alfred W Rich Scholarship
2015 YLCE Fund