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Sweatmother is an artist and filmmaker based in London. His moving image work blends performance, self-recorded documentation, internet and archival footage in order to explore and make visible queer lived experiences. Experimental techniques are often incorporated throughout his work such as the triple baked method, an original image making technique using a video synthesizer.


Sweatmother seeks to create art for his community to share, learn from and find solace in sensitive depictions of their shared raw realities and obscured histories. He continues to develop his visual art practice alongside his collaborations and lived experiences, proposing new ways the world can interact with otherness. 


Sweat is the founder of Otherness Archive, a digital archive and resource documenting queer films and its pioneers.



Dyke, Just Do It at ICA 2023


Notable Awards & Commissions include:

  • Sweatmother, Protest and Demo Documentations 2019-2023, Venice Biennale Arte 2024 curated by Adriano Pedrosa (Venice, Italy) 2024

  • Untitled, National Competition, Encounters Film Festival (Bristol, UK) 2023

  • Untitled, First Prize Jury, 69th Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Germany) 2023

  • They'll Remember Me by My Teeth Performance, DISHES, Volkstheater Wien, (Vienna) 2023

  • Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network Fellowship (FLAMIN, London UK) 2021-2022

  • New Commission: ‘k-punk 2021: post-capitalist desire for Mark Fisher’ Exhibition, ICA, (London, UK) 2021

  • Femme Cowboy, Open School East with Jack Halberstam (Margate, UK) 2022

  • Femme Cowboy, Jeune Création 71, Fondation Fiminco, (Paris, FR) 2022

  • Other Voices, Minneapolis Institute of Art (MY, USA) 2022

  • Soft Exits, Bookmarks of Discomfort (NY, USA), 2022

  • New Film Commission: Other Voices - BBC New Creatives Commission (London, UK) 2020

  • Top 10 Moving Image Artists, Brighton Photo Fringe Biennial (Brighton, UK) 2018

Notable Artists Work and Collaborators include:

Notable Curations/ Programming:

  • Otherness Archive Residency: Living Archives and Ethical Curations, Bali Indonesia May 2024

  • Dyke Video Dungeon: 40+ Years of the Dyke Music Video, Fringe! Film Festival, Rich Mix London UK September 2023

  • Otherness Archive: Rage & Joy, Grief & Play, Queer Now, Tate Britain London UK June 2023

  • Otherness Archive: T-Masc Erotics Through the Cam Hole, Catus Club, Milwaukee United States April 2023

  • Otherness Archive: Transmasculine Desires, Moving Image Group Exhibition Ugly Duck London UK October 2022

  • Otherness Archive: The Forgotten Archives of the Trans Masc Experience, Film Programm, 19th London Short Film Festival, Genesis Theater London UK January 2022

  • Otherness Archive: Trans Moving Image Histories, Iron Works, Brighton UK 2021

*Video or Photography Portfolio Upon Request 


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