Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland

Chloe Austin

Future Labs Foundation Residency

Artist Intro

Chloe Austin (b.1995) is a multidisciplinary artist, working with video, photography and text within her current practice. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Belfast School of Art entitled 'Queer Type: Challenging Visibility, Legibility and Gender Identity through Typography and Design'. Chloe completed her MFA at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University in 2020, after receiving her BA in Fine Art and Design at Crawford College in Cork in 2017. She is currently a studio member of Flax Arts Studios.

Chloe's work has been exhibited and published throughout both Ireland and UK. Her work aims to capture the struggle and fragmentation of language, performing the body and our relationship with new technologies.

She is a recipient of the ACNI: Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme and the 126 Gallery Micro-Grant Programme (2021). She was also awarded the Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award from Belfast School of Art (2018) and the Cork Film Centre Exhibition Award (2017). Her work has been displayed and promoted by galleries such as The MAC, GOMA Waterford, Golden Thread Gallery and Catalyst Arts.

In 2018, she co-founded and continues to act as Creative Director for Re-Vision Performing Arts Festival which takes place annually in Belfast. Re-Vision Festival is driven by an artist-led team that work to promote social inclusion, diversity and equality throughout diverse performing arts. This festival emerges from societal concerns involving LGBTQIA+ issues in Northern Ireland.

design & development