Luisa Whitton is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, text, and video. Guided by an interest in portraiture and technology, her practice involves extensive research into the power and implications of anthropomorphising technology and its precarious relationship to the uncanny. Whitton's works have been the subject of exhibitions internationally with recent group exhibitions at Athens Photo Festival, Greece (2017); Photoszene Festival, Germany (2016) and Galerie Manque, New York (2015).
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 - 209 Women, Houses of Parliament, London
2017 - Role Play, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2016 - The State I am In , Photoszene Festival, Germany
2015 - The Present Hurts, UAL, UK
2015 - I, Robot, Galerie Manque, USA
2014 - Instance, The Vagabond Gallery, UK
2014 - Top 30 Under 30, Magnum Photos, NEC, UK
2013 - Open 13 Night Projection, Brighton Photo Fringe 13, UK
2013 - 89+, Self Publish Be Happy, Serpentine Gallery, UK
2013 - The Ian Perry Scholarship, Biscuit Building, UK
2013 - Peaches and Cream III, Millim Gallery, UK
2013 - Uncertain Futures, Meeting House Square, Ireland
2013 - London College of Exhibitionists, UAL, UK
2012 - The Times Eureka Award, Royal Institute of Science, UK
2012 - IdeasTap Photographic Award, Magnum Print Room, UK
2011 - Photomonth International Photography Festival, UK
2017 - The FRONT, National Geographic, Genius
2015 - GUP Magazine, Like A Robot
2014 - British Journal of Photography Human Simulacrum
2014 - Feature Shoot A Glimpse Into The Surreal World Of Robotics
2014 - Photomonitor Portfolio
2014 - VICE, Human Robots are Better Artificial Friends
2014 - WIRED Photos of a Strange, Thriving Humanoid Robotics Movement
2014 - Design Boom
2013 - BBC Radio 4, Something Understood, Artificial Soul
2013 - It's Nice That The Graduates
2013 - Uncertain Futures
2013 - Lets Be Brief
2013 - UAL Blog, Luisa Whitton searches for the heart in human robotics
2012 - The Economist: Intelligent Life (UK) 'The Professor and His Robot'
Selected Publications - view gallery
2018 - Le Monde, (FR) Issue May, 'Dans La Tête Des Robots'
2016 - New Scientist, (UK) Issue 2097, 'Our Implausible Universe'
2016 - GUP Magazine, (NL) Issue 50, 'Hidden Gems'
2016 - Photoszene Internationale, (DE) Issue 3, 'The State I am In'
2016 - Photonews, (DE) Issue C3107, 'The State I am In'
2016 - Zoom, (IT) Issue 246-118, 'Under 30 Talent'
2016 - DU Magazine (CH) Issue 863, 'Zukunft'
2014 - Popular Science (US) 'Friend for Life'
2014 - L'oeil Magazine, (FR) Issue 670, 'L'image Du Mois'
2013 - Telegraph Magazine, (UK) 'The Humanoid League'
2013 - Hotshoe Magazine (UK) Issue 185 'What About the Heart?'
2013 - British Journal of Photography (UK) Issue 7814, 'Graduates'
2012 - The Times Eureka Magazine (UK) Issue 33, 'Life'
Awards and Grants
2016 - Graduate Award Magnum Photos, nominee
2015 - Bar Tur Photobook Award, TPG, finalist
2015 - The Ashley Family Foundation Scholarship, winner
2014 - EWACC East-West Art Award, finalist
2014 - Top 30 Under 30, shortlist
2013 - Peaches and Cream III Graduate Award, winner
2013 - Hotshoe Portfolio Award, winner
2012 - The Times Eureka Moving Image Award, winner
2017 - Let's Be Brief Pop Up School, Soho House, London
2016 - Heartificial Intelligence by John C. Haven
2013 - It's Nice That Annual, by It's Nice that
2015 MA Photography, London College of Communication
2010-2013 BA Photography, London College of Communication
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