Ian Nesbitt
DOB: 30/12/76 address: 170 Alexandra Road, Sheffield, S2 3EG phone: 07791044678 email: info@iannesbitt.co.uk
•Nottingham Trent University
1st – BA Fine Art
•Shortlisted Short Film Award Berwick Film And Media Festival (2014)
•Winner Broadway Film and Video Prize (2012)
•Shortlisted Michael Whippman award (2011)
•Shortlisted Salon Video Art Prize (2010)
Positions Held
•Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University (2015 - 2016)
•Associate Lecturer in Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University (2014 – 2015)
•Visiting Lecturer in Film and Media, Manchester Metropolitan University (2013 - 2014)
•Out/Side/Film - Director (2011 - 2015)
•Nottingham Contemporary - Artists Advisory Group (2011 - 2013)
•One Thoresby Street, Nottingham - Steering Group (2008 – 10)
•Annexinema – Co-director (2007 - 2015)
•Stand Assembly - Co-director (2005 – 2008)
Selected Commissions and Residencies
•'The Connected City' (2017-18) commission for In Certain Places, Preston
•'Art, Public + The Commons' lab (2017) at Primary, Nottingham
•'The Expanded City' (2016) commission for In Certain Places, Preston
•Ek-uh-nom-iks (2016) Intersections commission at Primary, Nottingham
•Shared Vision (2015) Social Housing Arts Network film commission by Guild, Manchester
•'A Model Community' (2015) Beneath The Surface film commission
•'The Cut' (2014 - 15) Sound and Music commission in collaboration with Dead Rat Orchestra
•'Settlers In England' (2014 – 2015) Junction Arts film and video commission
•Annexinema commissions (2009 - 2015) G39 Cardiff, Anarch Gallery (London), Bloc Projects (Sheffield), Nottingham Contemporary, Hinterland, Screenlit, Radiator, Sideshow (Nottingham) Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Falmouth Convention, Elephant and Castle, Nottingham Contemporary
•‘Underground Music’ (2012) Junction Arts film and video commission, Derbyshire
•‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ (2010) ACE Grants for The Arts + TG4, UK / Ireland
•Collective Production (2010) Access to Arts residency, Nottingham
•‘The Model’ (2010) Commissioned by Sideshow Festival, Nottingham
•Office of Community Sousveillance (2009) commissioned by Radiator Festival, Nottingham/Berlin
Selected screenings and exhibitions
•'Field Notes' at Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Castleton (2017)
•'Everything Flows' group exhibition at Millenium Galleries, Sheffield (2017)
•'Sketches Of Brunei c. 1978' live score at Flatpack Festival (2017)
•'The Co-produced Films of Ian Nesbitt': screening/q+a event at Nottingham Contemporary (2016)
•'The Boundary' exhibition at Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2016)
•'Sketches Of Brunei c. 1978' live score by Jim Ghedi, Nic Jonah Davis, Dead Rat Orchestra and C Joynes at Sin Eater Festival (2016)
•'Settlers In England' Berlin Prinzessinnengarten, 20 Vyner Street London, Regather Sheffield (2015)
•'Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!' Amorph! Festival, Helsinki (2014)
•‘Uncertain Ground’ Berwick Film And Media Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film (2014)
•‘Taking the Michael’ Glastonbury Festival (2014-15)
•‘Underground Music’ Sensoria Festival, Sheffield (2013)
•‘Social Media Takeaway’ Trade Gallery, Nottingham (2013)
•‘Don’ Sheffield Fringe (2013), Lab Film Festival (2013)
•‘Taking the Michael’ Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque (2013), Bristol Cube Cinema, Nottingham Broadway Cinema, Dartington Hall Space (2012)
•‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ TG4 Irish television, CCA Glasgow, Metal Festival (Liverpool), Hammersmith Irish Centre, Manchester Irish Centre (2012)
•‘Byron Ghosts’ Nottingham Contemporary (2012)
•‘Home is where the Roof is’ Homeless Film Festival touring programme (2012)
•‘Sketches of Brunei c. 1978’ One Thoresby Street, Nottignham (2012)
•‘Not Just Pounds and Pence’ BBC2 (2011)
•‘Machine Poem #14’ Salon Video Art Prize (2010)
•‘Exploits in the Wireless City’ ,Radiator Festival (2009)
•‘Machine Poem #5’ ‘Metropolis’- Spanish TVE network (2008)
•Solo show, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham (2008)
•Punto Y Raya Festival touring programme (2009)
•Loop Pool DVD (2009)
•Oberhausen Short Film Festival (2008)
•INVIDEO, Milan (2007)
•700IS,Galleribox, Finland (2007)
•Nunnery Gallery ,London (2007)
•New Art Birmingham 07 (2007)
•The Perfect Real, CCA, Glasgow (2007)
•Alucine Festival, Toronto (2007)
•European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck (2007)
•Solo show, Nanogalerija, Zagreb (2006)
•Projection Gallery @ Seven Seven, London (2006)
•International Art Expo 06, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2006)
•Projection Gallery @ Liverpool Biennial (2006)
•Temporary Cities, Klaipeda, Lithuania (2006)
•Betrayed by the Senses’, Oxo Tower, London (2006)
•VAD festival, Girona, Spain (2006)
•Festival Der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria (2006)
•‘Intro/Out’ Digital Art Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (2006) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ongoing Projects
•Open Kitchen Social Club - Weekly food-based social and community engagement activity supporting destitute asylum seekers.
•The Boundary Project - Collaboration with Ruth Levene, exploring and deep mapping metropolitan and regional boundary lines.
•Out/Side/Film - Socially engaged experimental production company for artists' projects in film and video collaborating with people from marginalised and excluded communities. Currently mastering 'One Horse Year'.
•Annexinema - Curatorial experimental film partnership delivering one-off social cinema events and extended projects.
Selected Press/Publications
•Interview for Double Negative (forthcoming) (2018)
•'Everything Flows' review Art Monthly (2017)
•'The Expanded City', In Certain Places press (2016)
•'Artists Reclaim the Commons: New Works / New Territories / New Publics'
edited by Glenn Harper and Twylene Moyer (2013)
•‘Taking the Michael’ review Nottingham Visual Arts (2013)
•‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ Photo-article/essay Guardian Weekend magazine by Mann Booker shortlisted writer Jon McGregor (2011)
•‘Office of Community Sousveillance’ review We Make Money Not Art (2010)
•‘Outspeak!’ review A-N magazine (2005)
Selected Talks/Discussion
•'The Boundary' In conversation with landscape archaeologist Bob Johnston @ Bloc Projects, Sheffield and Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (2016)
•'The Expanded City' Symposium, Preston (2016)
•'Into Action' symposium workshop, Primary, Nottingham (2016)
•Festival Opening Presentation/Screening Amorph! Festival Helsinki (2014)
•Panel Discussant ‘Ethnography is Sexy’ MA Screening programme, Granada Centre For Visual Anthropology, Manchester (2013)
•The Jarman Award Screening Tour, Nottingham Contemporary – In discussion with Mathew Trivett (2012)
•‘Taking the Michael’ – Directors’ Q + A, Broadway Cinema (2012)
•‘The Model’ - In Production @ Nottingham Contemporary (2010)
•‘Cinema as social phenomenon’ – Annexinema in conversation with Neil Cummings, Hinterland Festival (2009)
•‘The Office of Community Sousveillance’ Radiator Festival (2009)