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Rose is an artist, Senior Lecturer of Fine Art and PhD scholar in the Cultural and Communications Research Institute (CCRI) at Sheffield Hallam University.

Latest work UNLAND was developed in partnership with NeMe, Cyprus and supported by Arts Council England's DYCP Funding as well as the Ministry for Culture Cyprus, CYENS and the Art Design and Media Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.

Last year she exhibited work from her doctoral portfolio at the HPO Gallery, Sheffield Hallam Univesity (2022). Prior to this the work was curated by Mareike Spendel and exhibited at Decad, Berlin Oct – Jan 2020. In 2017 she exhibited Come & Go an interactive dance installation at the Museums of Sheffield. She received an award for this work a part of the Surveillance Studies Art Prize 2018 and presented research at the Surveillance Beyond Borders and Boundaries Conference 2018 in Aarhus. She exhibited work with Abandon Normal Devices in Castleton, September 2017, and exhibited work at Kabinet Muz; Brno, Czech Republic November 2017. She continues to screen works internationally over the year in venues such as the Filmwinter Festival; Stuttgart, Home Artists Film Weekender; Manchester, The London Art Fair, Golden Cinema; Sydney, Hull City of Culture, Visual Container TV; International Video Art Channel; France, The Swedenburg Society; London, The Nunnery Gallery; London, and BOX; Video Art Project Space, Milan.

Rose presented research at NAFAE Living Research: The Urgency of the Arts, Royal College of Art, March 2019, Free and Open Source Technologies, Arts and Commoning Practices: An Unconference about Art, Design, Technology, Making, Cities and their Communities, University of Nicosia Research Foundation, Cyprus, May 2019, Uncertainty, Turbulence and Moving Image Archives, University College London, June 2019 and Creative Interruptions: A Festival of Arts and Activism, British Film Institute, June 2019. She gave artist talks at Decad, Berlin and Look Photo Biennial, Open Eye Gallery, 2019. New writing was published in the journal Surveillance and Society March 2020.

She is a board member of Bloc Projects, a member of the NAFAE steering committee and founder of the annual Artist’s Journey conference held in Sheffield. She presented a paper at last years GLAD conference on Improfessionalisms the thematic for Artist’s Journey #3.

Rose received an award at the Becks Futures Student Prize for Digital Video 2004 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 Whitechapel Gallery, London and provided master classes and artist talks for festivals, arts organisations and universities.