About & Talks

WORK FEATURED ON:

The Guardian

Art Monthly

Book The Inking Woman ‘a groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists.’ Published by Myriad Editions.

WORK REFERENCED IN:

Article by Dr. Veronique Sina (University of Cologne): “The absent body – Helen Blejerman’s Lulu la Sensationelle“, in the book Jewish Women’s Comics: Borders and Bodies. Eds. Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum and Sarah Lightman. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press (forthcoming).

Paper by keynote speaker Dr. Veronique Sina (University of Cologne) at the Popular Graphic Illness Narratives – “Helen Blejerman’s Lulu la Sensationnelle: Representations of Ilness and Dis/Ability in Sequential Art” (June 2019).

The book Creating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship, in Theory, Pedagogy and Practice (2015) ed. Eburon Academic Publishers, Netherlands. Series Pioneering Minds Worldwide. http://www.eburon.nl/creating_cultural_capital

The Context for the Artist, UNESCO Cooperations, in the journal Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, by Professor Dr Elona Lubytė from the Vilnius Art Academy, in Lithuania. Dr Lubyté is the UNESCO Chair for Culture Management and Culture Policy. (Issue 72, 2014).

WORK PUBLISHED BY:

Journal Literature and Belief, special edition by Professor Victoria Aarons, English Department, Trinity University, San Antonio Texas.(forthcoming).

Presque Lune Editions (2014).

The Guardian (2019).

Dostoyevsky Wannabe, anthology ‘Sheffield’, edited by Emma Bolland (2019).

Route 57, the creative writing journal of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University (2020).

 
READINGS AND ARTIST TALKS

March 2021 – Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University. About A Visual Theory of the Soul.

November 2020 – Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University. Reading from the story ‘The Island’, included in the creative writing journal Route 57, issue 16.

November 2020 – Being Human Festival. Writer and co-producer of a podcast about the work A Visual Theory of the Soul.

September 2020. Artist talk at Castlefield Gallery, about collaborating as an artist with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Knowledge Exchange, Sheffield University.

July 2020. Talk about A Visual Theory of the Soul. Post-Traumatic Landscapes Symposium, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield. Sharing panel with Doctor Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, Course Director of Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology.

June 2019. Artist talk at Manchester University, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

February 2018. Artist talk at Sheffield Hallam University, Department of Art and Design.

October 2016. Artist talk at Winchester School of Art.

March 2015. Paris Book Fair (Salon du Livre de Paris). Signing books Lulu la Sensationnelle.

January 2015. Artist talk at Foyles, London about the graphic novel Lulu la Sensationnelle.

July 2013. Artist talk for the  Seminar Languages, Identity and Work. The University of Sheffield, Education Department.

April 2013. Artist talk at the European Commission project Tynet 50+ Bastad, Sweden.

April 2013. Artist talk at University College Cork. Network of Multilinguism. Cork, Ireland. Invited by the Embassy of Mexico in Dublin, Ireland. 

April 2013. Artist talk as a guest speaker at Instituto Cervantes Dublin. Invited by the Embassy of Mexico in Dublin, Ireland.

WORK REVIEWED BY

Planete BD

BODOI

Médiathèque de Deux-Sèvres

Literature show at La Radio JET FM de Nantes, France

Mes Premières Lectures

Canal BD

Dbd Magazine

Broken Frontier

I am an artist and writer who explores the heimlich and unheimlich when living abroad, das andere in the anxieties of the stranger. I investigate the idea of ‘absence’ and the worlds, fantasies and unconscious mythologies we produce there. I have worked with the absent body, the absent woman and the invisible woman artist.

Presque Lune Editions, in France published my graphic novel Lulu la sensationnelle, and I published it in English a few years later. I co-wrote and co-edited the full-length essay film As Sure As The Rain, by artist Nick Stewart. The film was awarded a silver laurel by the International Independent Film Awards, in Los Angeles. I have worked commissioned by The Guardian newspaper and have written for publications such as Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Route 57 and Berfrois.

I actively explore the innovation for art education as an associate lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Sheffield Hallam University. I implemented with artist Hester Reeve, and have taught since 2009, a radical module called Dialogue, where we explore an alternative way of collective thinking with art students. The pilot was funded by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Photo Francesca Woodman