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Annie Carpenter is an artist and lecturer based at Rogue Studios in Manchester, UK. Her art practice explores the blurring of artistic and scientific labour, drawing on amateur science experiments, hobbyist engineering projects and futile human endeavour. The notion of the ‘demonstration’ is always present in her work, either through a subtle hint of demonstrative action using static sculpture or video, or more explicitly through performance. In 2015 she embarked on an art and science expedition to Svalbard, through Arctic Circle, NY. She is founder and coordinator of the Art and Science Critical Forum in Manchester, a platform for connecting artists who critically engage in science, and has recently completed a BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences with the Open University, specialising in astronomy and planetary science.

BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences, Open University, 2009 – 2017
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2014 – 2016
MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2011 – 2013
BA(Hons) Fine Art, Leeds University, 2005 – 2009
Foundation Diploma Art & Design, Warwickshire College, 2004 – 2005


The Arctic Circle, international territory of Svalbard
Bristol Experimental Expanded Film host Film Material, BEEF, Bristol
I-Park Foundation, Connecticut, USA
Ahmed & Carpenter Carry the Can, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester

Exhibitions and events

Bear and Ragged Staff, Meter Room, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art
ASMbly, Superposition Leeds; Curated by Lawrence Molley & Cat Scott
Public Disengagement (with Makers Dozen), Marketplace Studios, Stockport

Miniature World, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; curated by Matthew Pendergast
New Work at The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester; curated by Noel Clueit & Monty
Rogue at Waterside, Waterside Art Centre, Manchester
Progress, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester, curated by Lucy Harvey
Makers Dozen: In-Source, Made North, Sheffield
Aperture: Greater Manchester Media Art Exhibition, Media City, Salford (nominated to represent Manchester by Castlefield Gallery)

Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester
Film Material at BEEF, Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film, Bristol
Potential in the Ordinary, ROCKELMANN& Gallery, Berlin; curated by Leen Horsford

Film Material Soup: Film and Video from Manchester, Videofag, Toronto
Shed Show ,Toast, Manchester; curated by Taneesha Ahmed
Film Material Soup and LUX13, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Laban Centre, London
Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester
Resolution, Malgras|Naudet, Manchester

Benzie Building Opening, Manchester School of Art, Manchester
Our Times, MEXICO, Leeds; curated by Amalie Jakobsen and Oskar Jönsson
Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester
MA Show, Manchester School of Art, Manchester
Open Studios, I-Park Artist Retreat, Connecticut, USA
Schools of Art Vol. III ,Oktogon Gallery, Dresden, Germany; curated by Susanne Greinke
Ways to Escape, 2022, Manchester; curated by Saoirse Higgins and Fabrizio Cocchiarella
Bring Your Own Beamer, Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester
VS, Rogue Project Space, Manchester

Oil, Grease and Rubber, Piccadilly Place, Manchester
Fayre, Rogue Project Space, Manchester; curated by Ahmed & Carpenter
Elevation to a Crash Pad, The Monks Gallery, Lincoln, curated by Tom Cretney and Nick Simpson
The Art Book Book Shop Residency, Oxfam Bookshop, Leamington Spa
Interim I & II, Neo:Artists, Bolton and Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester
Prospectus, Triangle Space, Chelsea School of Art, London.
Distilled Life Part 1, Bakerie, Manchester, curated by Mike Chavez-Dawson
SWITCH/OVER, Wimbledon Space, London, curated by Taneesha Ahmed & Holly Black
nine-to-five-to-nine, Art in Unusual Spaces, Leeds; curated by Yvonne Carmichael
Exhibition, Kraak, Manchester.

Office Christmas Party, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester; curated by Ahmed & Carpenter
Community – Consume & Collaborate, Cord, Manchester; curated by Lydia Meiying, Cameron Steward & Sarah Reid
Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester
Multiple Occupancy, Hatch Space, Deptford, London; curated by Jenny Steele & Harriet Hill
Office Party, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester; curated by Ahmed & Carpenter
Production of Curation, Rogue Project Space, Manchester; curated by Taneesha Ahmed
Igloos, Hive Gallery, Barnsley

Customer Circus, The Triangle Shopping Centre, Manchester; curated by Taneesha Ahmed
A Room of Words, South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford; curated by Deborah Britton
The Art Book Book Shop, Oxfam Books & Music, Leamington Spa, curated by Annie Carpenter

LDS 09, Leeds University, Leeds; curated by Francesco Ventrella
White, Hope House Gallery, Leeds
Dark Day 09, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; curated by Susanna Davies-Crooke

From Book to Book, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; curated by Chris Taylor and John McDowal


Talk and demo: Stirling Engines, Harris Museum, Preston
Artist talk: Light and Space with Making in Transit, The Cube, London
Artist talk: Art & Science masters module, Manchester Metropolitan  University
Artist talk: Professional Practice MA module, Manchester Metropolitan University
Artist talk & panel discussion: Miniature World Symposium, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Artist talk: Navigating Svalbard as part of ‘Epic Journeys’, Redeye Photography Network, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
Artist talk: Geographies of Experimentation, BA Human Geography, Manchester University
Paper: Observing; the Work of Amateurs, presented in collaboration with Taneesha Ahmed as part of the session ‘Making Space; Women, the Studio and Other Scenes of Production’, Association of Art Historians Conference, University of East Anglia