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Karen Cunningham

MA Film Practice Course Leader

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. 

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 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.

Career highlights

  • Filming the American artist Robert Smithson’s earthwork ‘Broken Circle/Spiral Hill’ in Emmen whilst on artist residency in The Netherlands.
  • Collaborating with the post-colonial theorist Gayatri Spivak on my film ‘Moveable Type; Under Erasure’.
  • Being commissioned to make a film by LUX moving image.

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Studied Photography at Edinburgh College of Art and the Maryland Institute of Art
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Holds an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art
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Completed her practiced-based PhD, 'World-making and Un-doing: Looking at minor cultural forms through moving image practice'
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Curated screenings and events for institutions including Tramway, Glasgow, and VBKÖ, Austria

“Are you ready to develop your creative voice by enhancing your understanding of the aesthetic, technical, and theoretical aspects of film practice? This course is for you.”

Karen Cunningham | MA Film Practice Course Leader

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