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Karen Cunningham

MA Film Practice Online Tutor

Karen is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with moving image. She has shown work nationally and internationally and her films have been commissioned by LUX moving image, Collective Gallery Edinburgh, and The Centre for Research Collections at Edinburgh University. 

She studied photography at Edinburgh College of Art and the Maryland Institute of Art; Baltimore, and holds an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art. She completed her practiced-based PhD, ‘World-making and Un-doing: Looking at minor cultural forms through moving image practice’ at Edinburgh College of Art. 

Karen has been actively engaged in the expanded field of moving image as a filmmaker, programmer, researcher, and tutor for over 20 years. She has curated a number of screenings and events for various institutions including Tramway; Glasgow, and VBKÖ, Austria. She has taught at several art schools, most recently as a lecturer on the Contemporary Cinema course at Edinburgh College of Art. Karen is currently working on a new film supported by Creative Scotland. 

Find out more about Karen on her website.


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