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Rose is an artist, Senior Lecturer of Fine Art and current PhD scholar in the Cultural Communications and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a board member of Bloc Projects and a member of the Artist Advisory Board for Making Ways; Sheffield.

Rose works with the material qualities of moving image, film, photography and audio. Her artworks, installations and interventions reference and weave political, spatial and fictional histories. Through her work there is an oscillation between different states of being and knowing, alongside time slippage, repetition and intervention.

Rose is interested in the political narratives that surround and shape us, making works in response to journalism, literature, personal account and observation made during the process of documentation. Artwork can take the form of installation, single or multi-screen videos or large-scale photographs.

Rose’s doctoral research examines the ethics and politics of looking considered through art practice and surveillance. Work in progress stems from observation of the Investigatory Powers Act passing through Parliament and will incorporate research carried out at the Stasi Film and Video Archive. This work is informed by the literature of Solzhenitsyn combined with narrative account. An evolving new digital short combines footage of the new ‘anti-migrant’ wall at Calais with readings from Orwell’s 1984.

Rose has exhibited widely and her digital shorts are part of international arts screening programmes. Current work is exhibited at the Millennium Galleries; Sheffield: June - Sept 2017.

Rose received an award at the Becks Futures Student Prize for Digital Video for the multi-screen animation Platform. It continues to be screened nationally and internationally including the Centre for Contemporary Art; Glasgow, NeMe; Cyprus and has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art; London.

Her digital short BOX represented Western Europe in the One Minute Awards; Amsterdam, it is screened widely including galleries such as Castlefield Gallery; Manchester, Peloton Gallery; Australia and was screened at EYE: Amsterdam and BORN ELECTRIC; Amsterdam curated by Lucette der Borg, Sacha Bronwasser: Cinema Zuid.

She was shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize for Moving Image for the six screen animation One Lime Street, made in collaboration with Kypros Kyprianou. This was exhibited as part of Trade City; Contemporary Art Manchester, Novi Sad; Serbia, G39 Gallery; Cardiff and Site Gallery; Sheffield. It was commissioned by Arts Council of England and Site Gallery Sheffield.

Before she came to Sheffield she lived and worked in London where she founded the educational charity Zoom In Photography and worked at Chisenhale Studios as Education Co-ordinator. She has worked freelance for Site Gallery; Sheffield, Tate Britain and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and provided master classes and artist talks for festivals, arts organisations and universities.