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Selected Exhibitions
2023

The Fantastic Memoir of the Life of Lucius Alexander, A Haint,
Recent Activity, Birmingham, UK

Reframe: The Residency Exhibition, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Inspired Festival, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK

People Making, BA Art and Design Degree Show, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

Black British History is British History Unveiling at Centre of the Earth, Birmingham, UK

Research in Practice: L6 BAAD & BAFA, Nightschool, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK



2022

Research Wall 1.0, Nightschool, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

Introducing L5 & L6 BAAD, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

Algo|Afro-Futures, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK

The Same Track, Micro Film Festival, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, UK

Location3, Artefact Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Duplicate Publishing Fair, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

Channelling WIP, Nightschool, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

Channelling Early WIP, Nightschool, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

Xover@Lane1 Dry Run, Xover@Lane1, Birmingham, UK

The Naval Spirit, ART5135, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK



2021

The Pandemic, 2021 ImaginAsia Exhibition, Online

The Naval Spirit, Nightschool, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

Into The, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK

Unmuted, L4 BAAD & BAFA, Online



2020

Music Knows No Bounds, BCU Foundation Showcase, Online



2019

Let’s Talk About Race, Black History Month Visual Arts Competition, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

UCL Slade Summer School Bursary, UCL Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK



2018

UCL Slade Summer School Bursary, UCL Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Exemplary Student Product Design Exhibition, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK








Curatorial Projects
2023

Reframe: The Residency, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Assay Office 250th Anniversary Exhibition, Birmingham, UK



2022

Location3, Artefact Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Channelling WIP, Nightschool, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, UK







Projects
2023

Reframe: The Residency, Southbank Centre, London, UK

The Fantastic Memoir of the Life of Lucius Alexander, A Haint, Birmingham, UK

Displacements: An Afro-Atlantic Ghost Story, Birmingham, UK

Research Wall 2.0, Birmingham School of Art, UK




2022

An Afro-Atlantic Ghost Story, Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham, UK

The Fantastic Memoir of the Life of Lucius Alexander, The Haint, As Written By Himself, in London, in 1815

Vanishing: Freedom, Erasure, and Trascendence in Black Magical Realist Art, Online

Why You Should Apply, As An Art Student, For The Undergraduate of the Year Awards

Channelling, Artefact, Birmingham, UK

The Naval Spirit, Birmingham School of Art, UK




2021

Black, Fiction, Magic, Online

The Black Archive of 19th Century Academia

Blur, Online



2020

Social Model

Two Canaan’s - Chapter 2



2019

Two Canaan’s



2018

BRIDGE, for Imagineer Productions, Bay Productions, Cardiff, UK









Education
2023 - 2024    Royal College of Art, MA Contemporary Art Practice, London, UK

2019 - 2023    Birmingham City University, BA Art and Design with a Foundation Year, Birmingham UK

2012 - 2019    Cardiff High School, Cardiff, UK

2005 - 2012    Coed Glas Primary School, Cardiff, UK







Commissions
2023

Reframe: The Residency, Southbank Centre - funded by the Southbank Centre, Apple, STEAMhouse UK, Midlands Arts Centre, Factory International, and Arts Council England. STEAMhouse, Birmingham, UK

Designing the trophies for the AICPA & CIMA Engage UK & Ireland Finance Awards 2023, resulting in Brown being awarded the Designer of the Year Award at the awards ceremony.

Emerging Artist Mentorship with Luke Perry, by Legacy West Midlands, to design a Black Heritage public sculpture in Birmingham, UK



2022

Black History Month Drawing Workshop, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Street Art Workshop, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Festival, Birmingham, UK

Algo|Afro-Futures, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK

Jamaica 60th Anniversary of Independence Public Sculpture, Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Youth Activator, Black Heritage Walks Network, Birmingham, UK







Talk/Panel
2023

Representative and spokesperson for the Birmingham cohort, at the private launch of the Reframe: The Residency exhibition, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Periodic Review, Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts, Birmingham, UK



2022

On the Judging Panel for the 2022 Wheatley Fellowship, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK