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 Ellen Angus (UK) began her studies at Chelsea College of Art (2013) where she began to work collaboratively with Ellie Bradford and Shali Lui under the guise of LEAK. In 2015 she began her MFA at Umeå Academy of Fine Art, upon graduation she was awarded the Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet Prize and the Verklighten Prize. On March 29th 2019 she exhibited the solo exhibition ‘A Brexit/No I Mean a Break Up’ at Växjö Konsthall, Sweden , provoking the performance Lady in Red Crawls Through Parliament Square. During her time in Scandinavia, she travelled to the Arctic, (Abisko Scientific Research Centre) for the project ‘Meetings Between Art and Science’ with The Royal Academy of Art Stockholm. She was a founding member of the feminist collective Not So Popular (London) and she has previous experience working and performing with Monster Chetwynd (2016) and Reactor (2022.) Her work has been published in Let’s Start a Pussy Riot (Rough Trade, London.) In 2021 she was appointed to be a co-director of One Thoresby Street an artist studio and gallery in Nottingham. In 2022 she joined the cohort of School of the Damned.


2022-2024 School of the Damned

2015-2017 MFA Fine Art Umea Academy of Fine Art, Sweden

2012-2013 (1 year) at Chelsea School of Art

2009 Morphologie & Anatomy at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts

Lecturing and directorship

2021 - Current, Co-Director of One Thoresby Street

2021 - Current, Assosciate Lecture, Art Theory, Provocations and Imaginations, Uni of Lincoln

2019 Guest Lecturer,  Umea Academy of Fine Art

2019 Guest Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

2017-2020 Guest lecturer, Umea Konstskola 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows 

2024 Sapphic Mercreatures and Apocolypses, PADA, Lisbon

2021 Cater 2 U, Forth, Nottingham, UK

2019 A Break up, No a Brexit, Vaxjo Konsthalle, Sweden

2018 Darling You Will Always Win, March, exhibition at Galleri Verklighten, Umeå- Sweden

2016 Single White Female –Konsthögskolans galleriet- Umeå -Sweden

2014 How To Become A Sea Creature, unisex toilets at s036, November- Berlin

Group Show

2024 Mud, Bricks, School of the Damed, Bristol

2024 To Move Without Friction, School of the Damed SET Woolich, London

2023 Sod's Law, Bermondsey Project Space, London

2023 It’s All Too Beautiful, performance/Reading, Nottingham Contemporary

2023 Between Different States, School of the Damed, Bloc Projects, Sheffield

2023 Lofty Peach Skies, performance at Frieze Project Space, School of the Damned,  2022 ‘Not Happy’ One Thoresby Street, Nottingham

2021 Vai Nascer, Ja Senti, PADA Residency Lisbon

2021 Dog Days, PADA Residency, Lisbon

2020 From Parasite to Monstrous Blob, performance, Forth, Nottingham

2017 Fools Gold, Bildmuseet Umeå- Sweden

2016 Mental Orgasm, Konsthogskolan Galleriet,  Umeå- Sweden

2016 Room for Performance Umeå Bildmuseet–September- Sweden

2016 How to Become a Sea Creature, book launch at Bildmuseet market – Sweden

2016 Private Dancer, Funen Art Academy- part of Civic Imaginary, Denmark

2015 No Show at Nordanå Kulturområde, Skeleftea, November - Sweden

2015 LEAK- at Live Art Leeds (LAB) - April

2015 How To Become A Sea Creature Performance at Neu West, March -  Berlin

2014 Leaky -  Website piece - Folkestone Triennal, August- Kent

2013 Whats Your Fantasy? [PERFORMANCE SPACE] London

2013 Foolish  (Leak) – A Final Show -  – Chelsea School of Art- London

2013 Ooochie Wally (Leak) - Audio piece - Brunel Museum- London

2013 Under the Stairs  (Leak) –- Chelsea School of Art- London

2013 SPLICE  - The Morgue at Chelsea School of Art, London

Projects /Workshops

2022 Artist Statement writing Workshop, Spike Island

2021 The Art Of Becoming That Which One Is Not & That Which One Already Is, An Artist Statement Writing Workshop,  Nottingham Contemporary

2019 Making Art that Itches, Nottingham Trent University

2017 Abisko Scientific Research Centre - ‘Meetings between art and science’ with The Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm and Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

2016 The Civic Imaginary (art in the public space) 3 week course, developing projects in Estonia, Denmark and Norway

Awards / scholarships

Developing Your Creative Practice - Arts Council England 2021
Time Space Money - A-N Bursary 2019/2020

Hegel and Axon bursary 2017

Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet 2017

Verkligheten Prize 2017

Grosses treffen competition 2017


2019 Daily Mail: Mystery Lady in Red spotted crawling outside houses of Parliament

2019 Metro, Mystery Woman in Red

2019 Left Lion, Nottingham

2018 Darling You Will Always Win Vasterbottens Kurien

2017 decorating dissidence

2017 Skytteanska priser delades ut in Västerbottens-Kuriren, sida 14

2017 Inga ludditer- - Kritikk 

2017 Med avsikter under ytan | Västerbottens-Kuriren

2017 Grosse Treffen

2014 IV: Body / Space - Not So Popular publication

2013 Pornography, Commercialism and Feminism by Jane Fayle for Kaltblut Magazine

2013 Let’s Start a Pussy Riot featured in book released by Rough Trade Records

2013 Studio Visit interview on Resonance FM radio station

2013 Creme De Co - JAWS Journal

2013 Arte TV (+7)

2013 Arte/Tracks/Kulture



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