"Miriam Levi is a photographic artist who graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2021. Her experimental practice interweaves digital and analogue production methods to create multi-layered works that delve into the paradox between the active and the passive. In her projects ‘Self as Other’ and ‘Lockdown Blues’ Levi uses self-portraiture as a form of escape from the historical representation of the female form in photography, whilst simultaneously exploring our notion of reality in the 21st century. " Anna Sturgeon

Education

KMD, Uib  — Present

Enrolled in the MFA program at the faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design in Bergen, Norway. 

Node Centre of Curatorial Studies — Feb 2022 - March 2022

Awarded with an online certification in creative art criticism and writing, after following a four-week class thought by the curator and writer An Paenhuysen.

Edinburgh Napier University — 2017-2021

BA Photography (1st).

California Institute of the Arts  — 2021

Awarded with an online certification in graphic design, its history and fundamentals with an introduction on typology and various forms of image-making and printmaking. 

Deakin University (Australia) — 2019

Semester abroad for International Exchange (junior year). There I had the chance to learn cameraless processes and experimental printmaking techniques, taught by the Melbourne-based visual artist Danica Chappell.


Recent experience

Gallery Assistant, STILLS — April 2022-July 2022

 Worked as a temporary front desk assistant for the photographic centre Stills in Edinburgh town centre, helping out with exhibitions, facilities bookings and public relations. 

Gallery Volunteer, STILLS — Oct 2021-PRESENT

 Volunteer at the Edinburgh based photographic gallery Stills. Responsible for the safekeeping of the artwork as well as first point of contact for visitors.  I was also in charge of cataloguing the Stills reference library, preparing for its opening to the public. 

Gallery Volunteer, Talbot — Jun 2022-Jul 2022

 Volunteer at Edinburgh University's own art gallery, Talbot  Rice. There I was in charge of the safekeeping of the artwork as well as first point of contact for visitors, for both general queries and purchases from the gallery shop. During my time there I also contributed to the cataloguing of books for one of the Lara Favaretto's art pieces. 

Photo Assistant, Laurence Winram— 2020

 Assistant for a commercial and fine art photographer based in Edinburgh, UK. Mostly handling equipment and dealing with any potential needs or requests.

Freelance Photographer — 2019-present

 Freelance photographer for nightlife, events and portraiture.

Photographer, IAMVIP — Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

 Event photography for the nightlife venue The Three Sisters in Edinburgh.
 In charge of image editing and delivering within 24 hours and distribution on social media.


Group Exhibitions 

Paratissima Talents — March 2022 (here)

Group exhibition along with other recent winners of the 2020-2022 editions of Paratissima art festival in Turin, Italy. Between the 17th of March and the 25th of April 2022. 

Futureproof — Dec 2021 (here)

Invited to be part of the group exhibition at Stills gallery in Edinburgh along with other recent graduates from Scottish university, between the 3rd of December and the 5th of Feb 2022. Selected as one of the winners of the 2021 Jill Todd Award

Paratissima — Nov 2021 (here)

Part of the 17th edition of the art festival in Turin, Italy. One of the fifty artists selected for the 2021 showcase, taking place at the Artiglieria, Art Center between the 28th of October and the 12th of December. Selected as one of the winners of the 2021 Talenz Prize.

Surge— Oct 2021 (here)

Group exhibition at Tatha Gallery (Newport, Fife) between the 9th October 2021 and the 6th of November 2021.

Hidden Doors  — Sept 2021

Group exhibition at Granton Gasworks showcasing the 2021 graduates from various UK universities. 

Fr_nge  — Sept 2021 (here) 

Art trail around Edinburgh City Centre, featuring QR posters placed in various locations. 

 Artissima 2019 — Nov 2019

Fine art exhibition, organised by the Italian art centre 'Galleria Ariele', which included works of art from 20 contemporary Italian artists from various regions. Took place at Galleria Civica Palazzo Opuses (Chieri, TO).

Uncovering perspectives — Jun 2019

Photography exhibition in London focused on the cultural transformation of Israel organised by the JW3.


Online Exhibitions

Graduate Showcase 2021 (here)

Online showcase organised by the Office Of Graig to support graduating classes affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It features three images from the project 'Indigo Dust'. 

Experimental Photo Festival — Sept 2021 (here)

Online Virtual group exhibition titled ' Mistake. Chance. Repetition' along with other eight other international visual artists. Curated by Naroa Pérez. 

PhotoGrad  — Jun 2021 (here)

Online group exhibition showcasing the 2021 BA graduates from various UK universities. Selected as one of the 10 highly commanded photography graduate of 2021. 

Napier University  — Jun 2021 (here)

Online group exhibition showcasing 2021 graduates from Edinburgh Napier University. 

Source Magazine  — Jun 2021 (here) 

Part of the 2021 online BA Source graduate showcase.

Selected by Mariama Attah, curator of Open Eye. 

Inner World  — Jan 2021 (here)

Online group exhibition organised by the online publication ArtDoc Magazine, exploring the psychological consequences of this historical moment of isolation. 

Dada and Democracy   — Dec 2020 (here)

Online group exhibition organised by the online publication ArtDoc Magazine, dealing with the relation between Dada and the democracy. 

Feminist Photography Network Sept 2020

Digital publication around the relationship of feminism and lens-based art.

Spaces Combined  — May 2020

Digital art project organised during lockdown. The project initially started as a a physical exhibition in a former prison in Campbeltown in Scotland in 2016.


Features

The Photocaptionist— May 2022 (here)

The Pupil  Sphere— March 2022 (here)

The RPS Contemporary — Nov 2021 (here)

Point of You — Oct 2021 (here)

Royal Photographic Society  — Aug 2021 (here)

Source Magazine - Jul 2021 (here)

Astrattissima (Catalogue) - Nov 2019  (here)

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