ALICE THEOBALD is an artist working across a range of media including live performance, video, installation, sound/music, text and sculpture to explore the divisions between stage and life and the discrepancies between expression, appearance and feeling. Often conflating sentimental tropes and gendered archetypes with absurdist and dead-pan humour, Theobald addresses accepted concepts of spectacle and emotion and uses performance as both starting point and subject matter to magnify aspects of everyday life and typically introspective thought. Borrowing from the vocabulary of cinema, television, theatre, literature and soundtracks, her practice is concerned with the desire for authenticity and commodification of emotion and what this might say about empathy, aspiration and how we (mis)communicate. Theobald frequently collaborates and works with a cast of non-professional actors and performers whilst taking on many functional roles such as director, scenographer, camera operator, composer, musician, narrator and performer. Fluctuating between script and improvisation, her work highlights the unstable relationship between art, communication and representation by referencing the hybrid nature of their construction through repetition and playing with the metaphorical potential of language, image, sound and action.
She also co-founded the music group/ artist-collective Ravioli Me Away in 2013 in London with Sian Dorrer and Rosie Ridgeway. They have since produced an Opera, toured internationally, released 4 albums and much more... 

Born in Leicester UK (1985) and lives in Birmingham UK and is currently The Wheatley Fellow at School of Art, Birmingham City University and Eastside Projects.
She recived a Postgraduate Diploma with The Gold Medal Award from The Royal Academy Schools London in 2014 and her BA in Fine Art and Contemprary Critical Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2007.     
SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                                   
Il Y Aura (There Will Be), The South London Gallery, London, 9 March - 5 June – UK 
Il Y Aura (There Will Be), Gaudel De Stampa, Paris – FR
View from Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis – by Ravioli Me Away, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge including touring performance to: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; The Box, Plymouth; Block Universe Performance Festival and The Albany, London ­– UK 
We May Believe Or We May Never Know, The White House, CREATE, Dagenham - UK
Weddings And Babies, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Taking Stock, Opening Times, Online commission
The Next Step, Two Queens, Leicester – UK
It’s Not Who You Are, it’s How You Are, collaboration with Atomik Architecture, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
They keep putting words in my mouth: An Operetta of Sorts, Pilar Corrias, London (duo exhibition with Ken Okiishi) – UK 

Ballad of Simple Woman, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, ‘In The Round’ curated by Rose LeJeune, Pi Artworks – UK & Abu Dhabi – AE 
What Not to Wear Out My Soul, Art Night 2019 | Walthamstow & Kings Cross, ‘Curators Programme’ commissioned by Helen Nisbett, London – UK
View from Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis – An Opera by Ravioli Me Away, touring production to:
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; The Box, Plymouth; Block Universe Performance Festival at The Albany, London ­– UK 
You’ve got my back and I’m on your side, presented by le FRAC Champagne-Ardenne at the Reims Scènes d’Europe Festival, Reims – FR
Liste festival, curated by Keren Cytter, Basel – CH
You’ve got my back and I’m on your side, ‘The Bear Pit’, Focal Point Gallery and curated by Grand Union, Southend-on-Sea, UK

I’ve said yes now that’s it, Outpost, Norwich – UK                              
I’ve said yes now that’s it, ’Interim’ solo presentation, The Chisenhale Gallery, London – UK      
AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX, Spike Island, Bristol – UK
Situation/Event, Gasworks, London - UK     
AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford – UK
I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Dover Street Arts Club presented by Gregor Muir, London – UK
Stage Night, The Horse Hospital curated by Tai Shani, London – UK                         
AFTER/HOURS/DROPBOX, And/Or Gallery, London – UK      
Performance in conjunction with exhibition The Pedestrians Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima, South London Gallery, London – UK
The Coelacanth Journal Launch, Vilma Gold, London – UK
A Taste of the Kitchen Sink, presented by The Coelacanth Press, South London Cultural Centre, London - UK
Spartacus Chetwyned’s Helmut Newton Ladies Nights, GSK Contemporary: Event Horizon, Royal Academy of Arts, London – UK
Are Teenage Dreams So Hard To Beat, Travelling Gallery - Touring Scotland
Lucy Stein & France-Lise McGurn present NEO-PAGAN BITCH-WITCH!, Evelyn Yard, London – UK
Italy, Watch it Gallery, London – UK
The Boys The Girls The Political, curated by Lynton Talbot and Hana Noorali, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

The Fifth Artist, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge – UK
Dear Luxembourg (Yours Bucktooth grl), Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg – LUX
Too Much, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester – UK
Royal Academy Schools Show, The Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London – UK
FOAM; touring project by Mat Jenner, P/N Gallery, AND/OR & Wysing Arts Centre – UK
Triangle Arts Trust Residency Exhibition, Muscat – OM
V22 Young London 2013, V22 Biscuit Factory, London – UK
Home Theater, Baro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil – BR
Premiums, The Royal Academy, London – UK
6th Tropical Lab, (curator: Charles Merewether), ICA Singapore – SG
Shot by the Sea, Claremont Art Space: Hastings Film Festival, Hastings – UK          

FILM SCREENINGS               
IL Y AURA (There will be), Art Lovers Movie Club, ArtReview Online
TRANSMISSIONS, Season 1 Episode 2, curated by Tai Shani, Hana Noorali and Anne Duffau; hosted by Sophie Jung, online.
Artists, Music Videos, PROJECTIONS Film Programme, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle – UK
Interruptions, Screening, Holden Gallery MMU, Manchester – UK 
Bedlam Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh – UK
The Back and Forth (we're too close to focus), Buenos Tiempos, Int. online exhibition

Scene Four: Home, Flat Time House, Peckham Multiplex Cinema, London, UK

Open Source, commissioned by Anna Gritz, Gillette Square, London - UK
Marmalade Me, South London Gallery, London – UK
Imagined Futures, Basement.TV at Modern Art Oxford, Oxford – UK
Ora Serrata: The Boundary Between the Retina and the Ciliary Body, Cashama, Harlem Art Festival, New York – USA
What You Once Thought Was Real, 113 Dalston Lane, London – UK

Wheatley Fellowship, School of Art, Birmingham City University and Eastshide Projects – UK 
LaunchPad Lab, Artists Residency, Charante – FR
FLUXUS, funding recipiant for “IL Y AURA”
FOUNDATION FOUNDATION funding recipiant for “IL Y AURA” exhibition at South London Gallery, London
Cnap (Centre National des Arts Plastiques), funding recipiant for “IL Y AURA” exhibition at Gaudel de Stampa
Arts Council DYCP Grant – UK 
The Arts Foundation Awards - Visual Arts Category (shortlisted)
Arts Council - Project Grant (touring) for The View From Behind The Futuristc Rose Trellis – UK
Solaris Artists Residency, Bordeaux – FR
The White House, Residency, CREATE, Dagenham - UK
Back-To-Front-Space Residency, Primary, Nottingham – UK
‘The Bear Pit’ Residency, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea – UK
Wysing Arts Centre, Autumn Residency; The Future, Cambridgeshire – UK
Digital Fellowship, The Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Gold Medal, The Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts, London
The Performance Studio Residency, curated by David Thorp, London – UK
Triangle International Artists Residency, The British Council and Omani Society of Fine Arts, Muscat – OM
Gasworks International Performance Residency, Gasworks, London – UK   
6th Tropical Lab Residency, La Salle, Singapore – SG
Holbeck Trust Scholarship – UK
Hiscox Award – UK
Leverhulme Scholarship – UK                                      

‘IL Y AURA (THERE WILL BE); THE LINES’, Interjection Calendar 2022/08, published by Montez Press, 2022
‘Intertitles’, Ed Jess Chandler, Aimee Selby, Hana Noorali & Lynton Talbot, Pub. Prototype, 2021
‘Naughty Cool’ by HMS RMA, 12” LP vinyl & digital download, released on ALTER, 2021
‘The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis’ by Ravioli Me Away, Double 12” vinyl & digital download, released by Wysing Polyphonic, 2019.
‘The Annotated Reader’, ed. Ryan Gander & Johnathan P. Watts,  pub. Dent-De-Leone Books, London, 2019
Artist| Work| Lisson, Lisson Gallery, Pub. Cornerhouse Publications, 2017
‘Living Is A Myth’ by Ravioli Me Away, 12” LP vinyl & digital download, released bt Upset The Rhythm, 2016.
‘The Inevitable Album’ by Ravioli Me Away, 12” LP vinyl & digital download, released by Good Job records, 2014
Young London Artists 2011-2014 (V22 Young London), Pub. Grey Tiger, 2014

V22 Collection, London – UK
Cini Foundation, Venice – IT

Lecturer in Fine Art (0.5), University West of England, Bristol 2021 - 2022
Visiting Tutor, Contemporaty Art Practice, Royal College of Art, London, 2020 -2021
Visiting Tutor, Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London since 2017 - ongoing
Artist Talk, Cooper Union, NY, 2020
Artists Talk, New York University, NY, 2020
Panel discussion; Moving image in the gallery, The Gallery, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2019
Artists Video Production Workshop Series, Arts University Bournmouth, 2019 
Visiting Tutor and Artists Talk, BA Fine Art, Liverpool John Moores, 2017
Visiting Tutor and Artists Talk, BA Fine Art, Farnham University for the Creative Arts, 2017
Visiting Tutor and Artists Talk, BA Fine Art, Northumbria University, 2016
Visiting Tutor and Artists Talk, BA Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, 2016
Associate Lecturer/Visiting Practitioner, BA Fine Art/ Sculpture, Camberwell College, UAL, 2014 - 2016
Visiting Tutor, MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, UAL, 2016
Visiting Tutor, BA Fine Art, Kingston University, 2016
Performance and moving image workshop, BA Fine Art, Brighton University, Brighton, 2016
Associate Lecturer/Visiting Practitioner, BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College; University of London 2013 – 2015        
Visiting Artist, School Of The Damned, 2015
Performance workshop, at Wysing Arts Centre with Norwich University of the Arts, BA Fine Art students, 2015
Festival of Blackboards Conference; Arts, education and social change, Cubitt, London, 2014
Visiting Tutor and Artists Talk, BA Fine Art, UWE, Bristol, 2014
Visiting Tutor and Artists Talk, BA Fine Art, DMU, Leicester, 2013 

Sound designer and composer, We Will Be Happy Here, Sound designer, Spare Tyre, Touring production, London
Freelance Task Force, Covid 19 free-lancer response initiated by FUEL. Personal sponsor -Spare Tyre
Production Designer, Acting Director: The Garden, (ongoing touring) Spare Tyre Theatre Co.
Costume Designer: Spare Tyre Band, Touring London
Production Designer: Picture Me - International Woman's Day, Spare Tyre Theatre Co.,  New Diorama Theatre, London
Productuon Designer: Once Upon A Time, Spare Tyre Theatre Co.
Production Designer: Trojan Woman, Spare Tyre Theatre Co.
Designer and facilitator: Medowgate Bus Project, GLYPT (Greenwich & Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre)

Improvised performance, music and story-telling, for young people with Learning Disabilities, ‘All Sorts’, Heart n Soul, The Albany, London.
Costume, performance and music, Family workshops, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
Costume, performance and music, for young people with Learning Disabilities,
with Funky Llama group, Plymouth.
SoundLab, project improving accessibility in digital music, Heart n Soul, London
5 day immersive Art and Performance Workshops, The Great Escape Festival: Summer Camp for Adults with learning disabilities, Camden Society, London.
Immersive Installation Workshop, for Because We're Worth It!: National Summit on Participatory Arts, Connected Culture, ICA, London
Dance and Design Workshops for Adults with learning disabilities, The Colour House Theatre, London
Live Art, sound and design Workshops for young people with learning disabilities, The Broadway Theatre, Dagenham
Dance and Design Workshops for Adults with learning disabilities, Tara Arts, London
Once Upon A Time, Dementia Research and Development project – Knightengale House Care home, Spare Tyre Theatre co.
Fashion Workshops for young people with learning difficulties, Watermans Arts Centre, Hounslow
Becoming the Art, Inquiry Project:, Combined Arts workshops with children with learning disabilities, Spare Tyre Theatre co. partnership with Trinity School, Dagenham
Fashion Workshops for teenagers in foster care, Watermans Art Centre
T-shirt printing workshops for children, Watermans Arts Centre
Fashion/textile making workshops for adults with learning disabilities, Spare Tyre co, Watermans Arts Centre