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Rosanna Greaves

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Cambridge School of Art
Areas of Expertise:
Fine art

Rosanna is an Artist and Lecturer specialising in intermediary art practice including audio, video and site specific installation.

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Rosanna has an MA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of art and has been teaching on the Fine Art BA at Cambridge School of Art since 2006.

Rosanna's art practice is multidisciplinary, using audio, video, text and sculpture to create research-based installations. She often works in a site-responsive context, using place as material.

This research-driven approach leads to the production of multi-layered installations that allow for simultaneity of different narratives and time frames, these being representations unlocked from the place of enquiry in order to reposition or subvert a hidden social or political historic context.

Explorations of specific sites and contexts often then act as a catalyst to develop new autonomous works, which focus on broader research interests such as temporality, environmentalism, language, deconstruction and documentary methodologies.

Recent shows include; Heavy Sentience, Block 336, London, 2014, Temporary Residence, Kettles Yard, Curated by Aid & Abet, Cambridge, 2013, Every Bird Brings A Different Melody to the Garden, No Format Gallery, Curated by Amy Botfield and Rob Dowling, London, 2013 and TENDERFLIX, juried international film and video festival, TENDERPIXEL, London, 2013.


Rosanna teaches on the core practice modules on the BA second and 3rd year and is module leader for second year option modules Installation Practice and Site Specific Art Practice recently working with local partner institutions in Cambridge such as The Institute of Astronomy, The Botanic Gardens and The Museum of Technology.

Outside of her work at Cambridge School of Art she is also the coordinator of the Cubitt Young Artists Programme in Islington London. This supports leadership and talent in the visual arts amongst hard to reach young people. The programme offers free tutoring and practical workshops, working in partnership with Widening Participation, Central Saint Martins, UAL.

  • Masters Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art, UAL, London
  • BA Hons Fine Art, Middlesex University
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
  • Advisory Committee member for Aid&Abet, Cambridge, 2013/14
Selected recent publications

Heavy Sentience (2014). Publication accompanying the exhibition of the Same Name, Block 336 London.

The City is a Burning, Blazing Bonfire (2011). Interpretive text, Invisible 5. Accompanying text to exhibition of the same name, Cubitt Gallery.

Recent presentations and conferences

FARU Talk, Fine Art Research Unit, Cambridge School Of Art, 2012

AIR mini-residency, AIR at Byam Shaw, CSM Schools, Jan-Feb 2011

Joya residency, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almeria, Spain, April 2011

Resident Artist at Claremont Community Arts Centre, London, 2009-11


Heavy Sentience, Block 336, London 2014

TENDERFLIX, Juried international film and video festival, London, 2013

Every Bird Brings A Different Melody To The Garden, No Format Gallery, Curated by Amy Botfield and Rob Dowling, London, 2013

Temporary Residence, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, Curated by Aid & Abet, 2013

The Rotation Of The Earth Drags The Atmosphere Around With It, Site-specific solo show, Brixton Windmill, 2012

Space Exchange Performance as Artist Proxy for Spike Island Associates, Exhibition as Proxy Manual, Aid & Abet, Cambridge, 2011

Moving Image South CCW, With John Smith, Screening, HMVcurzon Wimbledon, 2011

We Didn’t Leave a Pyramid, Exhibition of work form Joya Residency, The Annex, London, 2011

Enviromental Encouragement, Made for two person show with Richard Stone, curated by Patrick Michalopoulos and Ismail Erbil, Schwartz Gallery, London, 2010