katie elisa fiore
born chatham, uk, 1993. 
email me at katieefiore@gmail.com

I am an artist and organiser currently based in Margate, UK.

Through my creative and curatorial practice I am interested in interrogating how we can challenge and resist the hegemonic structures that we live and learn by. I tend to make time based projects. I organise workshops, residencies and DJ sets. I take pictures, make sound works and videos and write poems. 

I work with publics using a mixture of traditional and exploratory learning methodologies such as reading and writing groups, movement and sound based workshops to explore our socio-political condition. I am interested in the political power of poetry, joy and resistance. I make work to interrogate the systems and timelines that make up our lives. I present my work to audiences through multidisciplinary practice. Currently I am working as part of the curatorial team at CRATE artist led space in Margate, and as part of the working research group Constellations at Flat Time House. I also work with activist groups and I DJ under the moniker samstykkja. Im interested in the dancefloor as a space of resistance, a time-machine, shifting through jungle-beats to dead-end-night-shift-equilibrium.  I am continually thinking about how our condition (one of creeping fascism, neoliberalism, environmental toxicity, accelerating time) affects us, and where are the holes / spaces that allow us to resist or find space for new realities to play out. I am interested in the affect of our lived environments, architecture & landscapes & the politics of mental health--I am interested in systems of time & power - Im interested in feminist/queer temporalities, in collective joy & agitation. 
 

Education
Open School East Associate Artist, 2018
University of Brighton Illustration BA hons, 2015
 
Current/ Upcoming 

Business micro-residency programme (curatorial) @ CRATE, Margate, July-November 2019 
Life Rewired Public Programme (workshop), The Barbican, London, 30th October 2019 
Beyond Public Reading - a publishing project by Tilly Sleven, launching October 2019 

Recent
Collaborative event with Constellations, Art Night, Kings Cross Gas Holders, June 22 2019
Workshop as part of ANTIUNIVERSITY 2019, No More Miserable Monday Mornings, Well Projects, Margate June 18th 2019
group exhibition, House Meeting, CRATE, Margate, June 3rd-16th
Performance as SAMSTYKKJA @ Elsewhere, Margate, June 2nd 2019
(Performance as SAMSTYKKJA) Superposition #2, Well Projects, Margate, 12 April 2019
tracks featured on: Benedict Drew’s Mixtape, BBC Radio 3, Late Junction, March 20th
(Performance as SAMSTYKKJA) Superposition #1, Well Projects, Margate, 1 March 2019
(presentation) Whitstable Biennale Artist Showcase, UCA Rochester, 21 Feb 2019
(screening & q&a) Flat Earth Film Festival - Seydisfjordur, Iceland, February 2019
(exhibition) Gut Feelings, Pettman Building, Margate, 7-9th December 2018
(collaborative project) Feedback, OSE @ Artlicks / Turf Projects, Croydon / 6 & 7 October 2018
(workshop) DEEP LISTENING - In the garden,  Crate, Margate, 29th September 2018
(radio show) OSE on RADIO MARGATE, July - September 2018 
(workshop)  NIGHTSWIMMING / 7pm, 20th September, Walpole Bay, Margate  
(performance) Hush Hush, Conversations with Myself, Guest Projects, 18 August 2018
(gathering) Cosmological Protest Rave - Cliftonville Lido, Friday 13th July 2018
(residency) In Residence, LIMBO, Margate, 9-15 July 2018
(performative reading ) Contemporary Exorcism, Whitstable Biennale,  8 June 2018
(collaborative exhibition & long distance walking project) Walking Distance, Guest Projects, London, May 2018
(Group Exhibition)  Common Ground, Barbican Centre, London,  May 2018
(Sound installation and performance) Strong Currents, Botany Bay, Broadstairs, April 2018
(DJ set) @ Kunstraum, London, April 2018
(Collaborative Performance) Now What?, Barbican Free Stage, October 2017
(Curation of film programme in collaboration with Florence Moon) Wrestling In The Auditorium, Herðubreið, Seyðisfjörður, Jan-April 2017
(Collaborative exhibition) NOT 16, Seyðisfjörður, April 2017
(Collaborative exhibition) CRISIS MANGO, Seyðisfjörður, March 2017
(workshop) Zine Week, Ideas Test, Sittingbourne, Kent, Nov 2016
(exhibition) Bargain Show, St Leonards, East Sussex, March - April 2016  
(exhibition) Studio 350 Show, The Rose Lipman Community Centre, London, Jun 2015

(exhibition) Meanwhile, Hoxton Gallery, London, June 2014