Rosalind Nashashibi, artist
Rosalind Nashashibi was born in Croydon, South London and is based in Liverpool. She studied at Sheffield Hallam University and Glasgow School of Art, and currently teaches at Liverpool John Moores University. Her work is shown internationally and she has recently had solo exhibitions in Rome, Milan, Brussels, London, and Vancouver. She represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and has shown in the 5th Berlin Biennial, Manifesta 7 and Sharjah 10. She won Beck’s Futures in 2003, the first woman to do so, and is shortlisted for this year’s Northern Art Prize. Much of her work consists of films at the borders of the everyday and the mythological.
Karen Shannon, Lets Go Global
Karen Shannon is the founder of Lets Go Global, a non-profit organisation based in MediaCityUK that exists to share skills in digital and creative technology. LGG combines art, education, film-making, digital development and training. Karen works with people to promote arts and digital culture, to influence new ideas, policies and partners to support the sector to encourage innovation, understanding, new audiences, and meaningful digital engagement with people.
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