ALICE THEOBALD creates live performance, video, installation and her own musical scores to explore the divisions between stage and life and the discrepancy 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 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                                                   
2019
View from Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis – by Ravioli Me Away, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (exhibition including touring performance)
2018
We May Believe Or We May Never Know, The White House, CREATE, Dagenham - UK
2017
Weddings And Babies, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Taking Stock, Opening Times, Online commission
2016
The Next Step, Two Queens, Leicester – UK
2015
Alice Theobald, collaboration with Atomik Architecture, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK
2013
They keep putting words in my mouth: An Operetta of Sorts, Pilar Corrias, London – UK 

PERFORMANCE
 2019
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 
2016
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
2015
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

2014                          
I’ve said yes now that’s it, Outpost, Norwich – UK                              
I’ve said yes now that’s it, ’Interim’ presentation, The Chisenhale Gallery, London – UK      
AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX, Spike Island, Bristol – UK
2013
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                         
2012
AFTER/HOURS/DROPBOX, And/Or Gallery, London – UK      
2011
Performance in conjunction with exhibition The Pedestrians Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima, South London Gallery, London – UK
2010
The Coelacanth Journal Launch, Vilma Gold, London – UK
2009                                                            
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
                                     
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Are Teenage Dreams So Hard To Beat, Travelling Gallery - Touring Scotland
2016
Lucy Stein & France-Lise McGurn present NEO-PAGAN BITCH-WITCH!, Evelyn Yard, London – UK
2015
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
2014
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
2013
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
2012
6th Tropical Lab, (curator: Charles Merewether), ICA Singapore – SG
2007
Shot by the Sea, Claremont Art Space: Hastings Film Festival, Hastings – UK          

FILM SCREENINGS               
2019
Artists, Music Videos, PROJECTIONS Film Programme, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle – UK
Interruptions, Screening, Holden Gallery MMU, Manchester – UK 
2016
Bedlam Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh – UK
2015
The Back and Forth (we're too close to focus), Buenos Tiempos, Int. online exhibition

Scene Four: Home, Flat Time House, London, UK

Open Source, commissioned by Anna Gritz, Gillette Square, London - UK
2014
Marmalade Me, South London Gallery, London – UK
2013
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
2012
What You Once Thought Was Real, 113 Dalston Lane, London – UK

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2019
Shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Awards
2018
Arts Council Touring Grant for The View From Behind The Futuristc Rose Trellis – UK
2017
Solaris Artists Residency, Bordeaux, FR
The White House, Residency, CREATE, Dagenham - UK
2016
Back-To-Front-Space Residency, Primary, Nottingham – UK
2015
‘The Bear Pit’ Residency, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea – UK
2014
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
2013
Triangle International Artists Residency, 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
2012
Leverhulme Scholarship – UK                                      

TEACHING & TALKS            
Panel discussion, The Gallery, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2019
Artists Video Production Workshops, Arts University Bournmouth, 2019 
Visiting Tutor, Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, 2017-2019
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