Choterina Freer

Choterina Freer

Born Leicester U.K.
Lives and works in Glasgow, U.K.

I explore current technological, architectural, and collective experiences by compositing them against historical art practices, mythologies, and speculative fictions in order to consider ideas for possible futures. These assemblages take the form of video, animation, and performance.

Collaboration is integral to my practice; I believe in the need for collectivity to imagine art for the future. From 2013 – 2018, I was a member of 0s+1s Collective, and I continue to work collectively through collaborations and in dialogue with other artists and the wider community. This polymorphous way of working is grounded in historical feminist collective art practices and consciousness-raising groups.
MFA Fine Art with Distinction, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2010-2012.
MFA Dissertation: New Social Realism, 2012.
Postgraduate Animation, Royal College of Art, 2003-2004.
BA Fine Art (Hons), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2000-2003.
Btec Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 1999-2000.

The future was at her fingertips: Digital Ambivalence, Cyborging, and Technofeminism (with 0s+1s Collective), Södertälje Konsthall, Sweden.
The Legacy Complex (with 0s+1s Collective), La Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), Havana, Cuba.
The Legacy Complex (with 0s+1s Collective), Gotland Art Museum, Visby, Sweden.
Slow Leisure, Photous Studios, Peterborough, U.K.
I want you to love me, I heard you can fly, I’m magic too, Let’s live in the sky! City Gallery, Leicester, U.K.
Gemstone Eyes and Pear Drop Tears, The Foundry, London, U.K.
Life is a Razzmatazz, The Foundry, London, U.K.

Fleeting Figures, London Film Festival Expanded, British Film Institute, curated by Untold Garden in collaboration with Scylla's Opulant Noise Generator (S.O.N.G.).
Vävda rum (Woven places) curated by Ulrika Flink and in collaboration with Untold Garden - locations across Sweden. Made in collaboration with Scylla's Opulant Noise Generator (S.O.N.G.).
Futureless Festival, Blivande, Stochkhom, Sweden.
Gridlock, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, U.K.
Hijack, Crack Bellmer, Berlin, Germany.
DIY Mycologist, WH!PH! Test Test Test, Minsk, Belarus.
Open Sky Projections, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cyberfeminism Index, New Museum. An in‐progress online collection of resources for techno‐critical works from 1990–2020, gathered and facilitated by Mindy Seu, 0s+1s Collective (online).
Nina, K and Connie, Tallinn Feminist Festival, Tallin, Estonia.
Nina, K and Connie, WH!PH! Side Affects, Minsk, Belarus.
Mozarts Ghost: Internet Art, Feminism and Resistance (with 0s+1s Collective), Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden - Curated by Alida Ivanov.
The Rhythm Method (with 0s+1s Collective and Masha Kotlyachkova), Work Hard! Play Hard!, Minsk, Belarus.
Video Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, U.K.
Between You and the Screen (Interruptions), Artists Moving Image Festival, Tramway, Glasgow, U.K.
London Feminist Film Festival, Rio Cinema, London, U.K.
The Legacy Complex Symposium (with 0s+1s Collective), Nordic Art Association, Stockholm, Sweden.
Caught in the Act, curated by Osäkerhetsprincipen, Slipvillan, Stockholm, Sweden
Digiverb, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, U.K.
Distant Relations II (with 0s+1s Collective), Intimate Space, St Petersberg, Russia.
Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB), SPACE Studios (with LUX), London, U.K.
Distant Relations (with 0s+1s Collective), GoCart Gallery, Visby, Sweden.
A Chant for My Sisters, Streatham Tate Library, London, U.K.
You Have the Right to Your Attention, Souvenirs from Earth, FreeBox, Orange167 and SFR183, France; and Unity Media and KabelBW, Germany.
LAB 451, Camden Image Gallery, London, U.K.
Cyberfeminist Texts: Our Response (with 0s+1s Collective), Online exhibition, launched Stockholm and London.
Fleshy Filter (with 0s+1s Collective), Online exhibition, launched Stockholm and London, U.K.
Zeros+Ones, Arebeit Gallery, London, U.K.
Crystal Beacon: Zeros +Ones, Crystal Beacon(online), launched Stockholm, Sweden.
The Revolution will be Live: Stand-up and perform! Paulig Residence, Brussels, Belgium.
Future Patient ©, (online) launched in Paulig Residence, Brussels, Belgium.
Red Mansion Art Prize, Lethaby Gallery, London, U.K.
You Have the Right to Your Attention, (online) launched in Lethaby Gallery, London, U.K.
Just Passing By, Chaodou Hutong, Beijing, China (curated by Kirsi Hyotyla).
Drive-In, Hinter Haus des Meeres, Vienna, Austria (curated by Hannah Barry).
Displaced in Global Modernity, Bei Gao Studios, Beijing, China.
Drive-In, Bold Tendencies, London, U.K. (curated by Hannah Barry).
MFA Fine Art Final Show, Goldsmiths, London, U.K.
Sunset Boulevard, Goldsmiths College, London, U.K.
The Second Attempt of Phane Terglo, Lewisham Arthouse, London, U.K.
Vertical Cinema, Decemberlab, Cardiff, U.K.
Tämäkö Huominen, Brinkkala Gallery, (Turku Biennial) Turku, Finland.
Is This Tomorrow, Fastidious Gallery, (Liverpool Biennial) Liverpool, U.K.
Taxed (Slide Slam), A Foundation, Liverpool, U.K.
The Long Night of the AND Festival, Arena Studios and Gallery, Liverpool, U.K.
An International Selection of Artists Working in a Variety of Media, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, U.K.
Killfilms Festival, The Criterion, Leicester, U.K.
Cabaret Obscura, The Truman Brewery, London, U.K.
Sickly Sins and Wolfish Grins, APT Gallery, London, U.K.
Dancing with Tears in our Eyes, The Sea Front, Blackpool, U.K.
House of the Dead, Unit 2 Studios, London, U.K.
Under the Pavement the Beach, The Crypt Gallery, London, U.K.
Dancing with Tears in our Eyes, Charing Cross Road, London, U.K.
Animation, Printmaking and Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
Graduate Show: BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London, U.K.
Satellites and Clouds, 291 Gallery, London, U.K.
Nothing but a Pack of Cards, Century Gallery, London, U.K.
Birds, Foyle’s Window Gallery, London, U.K.

2016 Nordic Art Association Malongen, Stockholm, Sweden.
2016 BAC (Baltic Art Center), Gotland, Sweden.
2016 The Bergman Estates Fårö, March, Gotland, Sweden.
2015 BAC (Baltic Art Center), Gotland, Sweden.
2012 Red Mansion Residency, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China.

2021 Kulturbryggan (Culture Bridge, Swedish Governmental funding for The Serene Machine).
2019 IASPIS international cultural exchange for performance at Tallin Feminist Forum.
Nordic Cultural Point for performance at Tallin Feminist Forum.
2017 IASPIS international cultural exchange for the exhibition TLC at Casa Victor Hugo in Havana, Cuba.
2016 The Nordic Art Association (NKF) Stockholm, Sweden, June
2015 Kulturbryggan (Culture Bridge, Swedish Governmental funding for The Legacy Complex).
2013 Shortlisted Bloomberg New Contemporaries.
2012 Red Mansion Art Prize.
2011 Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award.
2011 The Sidney Perry Foundation Grant.
2011 Y.C.L.E. Grant.
2010 Rose and Will George Trust Grant.
2008 Creative Partner Schools Prize.
2007 Attenborough Prize.
2003 Royal College of Art Scholarship.

China Exchange, A digital publication of diaries by the winners of the Red Mansion Art Prize between 2000 -2020, published by The Red Mansion Foundation, 2021.
The Future was at her Fingertips: Digital Ambivalence, Cyborging and Technofeminism, Printed by Södertälje Konsthall, 2018.
Speculative Synthesis, WH!PH!, Author: Dzina Zhuk, 2017.

0s+1s Collective – A collective brain online, Frida Sandström, Tidningen Konstnären (The Artist magazine), nr 4 2018.
Alone in front of the screen, Josefine Wikström, Kunstkritikk (Art Criticism), 2018.
The dream of the internet's feminist potential is alive, Ida Therén in Svenska Dagbladet, 2018
Tentative about physical and digital bodies, Dan Jönsson in Dagens Nyheter, 2018
Göteborgs Konsthall reflects feminist internet art, Göteborgs-Posten, 2018
Soon artists may not even need to paint paintings, Göteborgs-Posten, Svenska Dagbladet, 2018
Dystopic sound in Mozart's Ghost, Kajsa Widegren in Göteborgs-Posten, 2018.
Cyberfeminism in constant change, ETC Gothenburg, 2018
Feminist Film Festival - Impatient Voices,, 20 August 2016.
Cornerstone: ‘Digiverb’ 2016:, 22 January 2016.
Lichting 2012, Goldsmiths College:, 31 July 2012.
Explorations in Materiality and Texture: Art Critiqued, 29 May 2011.
The Biennial's Indie Alternative: Creative Times, 1 October 2010.
Preview: The Cooperative shows the work of 50 artists as part of the Biennial: Liverpool Echo, 30 September 2010.
Liverpool Biennial: A-N Magazine, September 2010.
Artist scoops top prize: The Citizen, 11 December 2007.
Artists’ skills rewarded as talent goes on show: Leicester Mercury, 17 November 2007.
The Late Late Breakfast Show: Resonance FM, 19 October 2007.
Under the Pavement the Beach: Culture Weekly, June 2005.

Choterina Freer