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 3 albums and much more... 

Born in Leicester UK (1985) and currently living  in Huntigngdon UK. 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 Critical Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2007.     
SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                                   
View from Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis – by Ravioli Me Away, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (exhibition including touring performance)
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 – UK 

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 Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; The Box, Plymouth; Block Universe Performance Festival and 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               
TRANSMISSIONS, Season 1 Episode 2, curated/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

Shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Awards
Arts Council Touring Grant 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
Situation/Event, 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                                      

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

Artist Talk, Cooper Union, NY, 2020
Artists Talk, New York University, NY, 2020
Visiting Tutor, Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, 2017-2020
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