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Lizzy Deacon’s practice shifts across filmmaking, drawing and performance. She also works as part of a duo with Ika Schwander.



Open School East (2022-2023): Associate Programme

Goldsmiths, University of London (2018-2021): BA Fine Art, First Class Honours. 

HFBK University of Fine Arts Hamburg (February 2020): Art School Alliance

Central Saint Martins (2017-2018): Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

King Alfred's Academy (2010-2017)


Selected Exhibitions/Screenings/Performances:



Millennium Film Workshop, Brooklyn, New York*

Lizzy Deacon and Ika Schwander. The Institute of Performative Arts, Maastricht*

We Danced Until There Was Nothing Left, Open School East, Margate

AAFF. Ludington Center for the Arts, Michigan*

Occasional Summer Program 납량특집, Kunsthochschule Mainz, Germany 

Transitions Film Festival, Lumière Cinema, Maastricht*

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Calgary, Canada



Associação Audio-Visual CUT, Macau, China*

Open Studios, Open School East, Margate 

London Short Film Festival. New Shorts. WTF Outside the Box, Rio Cinema, London*

Ann Arbor Film Festival. North American Award Tour, opened in New York City*

Goldsmiths BA Fine Art Degree Show, London

ROOMS Performance Festival, Marres; House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht*

IndieLisboa International Film Festival. International Competition. Culturgest, Lisbon* 

The 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor*

International Frauen Film Festival. Dortmund + Cologne. Museum Ludwig, Köln*

Fantastic Fest, Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, Texas*

Pitzer College, California*

Lausanne International Film Festival. In Competition screening and Q&A. Lausanne, Switzerland*

UltraCinema, Mexico City*

LAGO International Festival of Independent Cinema, Screening and artist talk, Revine Lago, Italy*

Oulun MVF, Helsinki

New Points of View; European Competition. The European Film Network*

Video Art Festival Turku, Finland8

IWV, AMP Studios, London



Open Studios, Goldsmiths, London

Relax. HARTslane Gallery, London 

Off Grid #2. Glasgow

Manifest A Nest. AUST Residency. Lisbon*


Radical Film Network. St Andrew’s Centre for Screen Culture. Experimental Playlist- Curated by Clive Myer

Wet Productions LIVE. Dovetail Joints Virtual Gallery

London Short Film Festival. New Shorts. Regent Street Cinema, London




BF Artist Film Festival VIII. Serf, Leeds

BF Artist Film Festival VIII. SET, London 

13TH JUNE. Safehouse 1, Peckham, London 

Open Studios, Goldsmiths, London



Fucksapiens. LUX Moving Image, London 

​BloBByTime. The Pipe Room, Oxford 

Central Saint Martins Foundation Show 2018. The Lethaby Gallery, London

Free Education Now. Central Saint Martins, London

Selected Interviews/Talks:


2023     Laindon and Poppets. In-conversation with Maz Murray. Turner Contemporary, Margate

2022     IndieLisboa International Film Festival. In-conversation. Culturgest, Lisbon 

2022     London Short Film Festival - Post Screening Q&A. Rio Cinema, London

2022     International Frauen Film Festival. FOCUS. In-conversation. Museum Ludwig, Cologne

2021     Journal of Art Criticism, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York 

2021     ACCIDENT. Random Access Magazine. Glasgow

2020     Backlog Zine. Artist Feature of ‘These Hoes Ain't Royal’. 

2020     London Short Film Festival - In-conversation. Regent Street Cinema, London 

2019     Central Saint Martins Foundation: Key Lessons in Art and Design (A three page interview).

2019     BBC Four Bauhaus Rules with Vic Reeves. Panel discussion. Central Saint Martins, London 



2022     The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for an Emerging Experimental Video Artist*

2022     VAFT Audience Award*

2022     On The Edge Award, Zubroffka, Białystok, Poland*

2021     Goldsmiths Research Internships Programme 

2021     ​Video Power Distribution Award and Mentoring*

2021     The High House Artist in Residence, Norfolk UK*

2021     LA Underground Film Festival, Honorable Mention, Los Angeles

2021     AUST Artist Residency, Lisbon 

2021     Bad Film Festival, Honorable Mention 

* for an artwork made in collaboration with Ika Schwander.

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