REBECCA JANE ARTHUR (b.1984, Edinburgh) is a visual artist working predominantly with the moving image and writing. Her works revolve around portraits of people and places, and her interest lies in how personal stories depict a socio-political context and history.
Arthur obtained her MFA from the Media Arts Department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent, and her BFA from Project Studio at Sint-Lukas Brussels and the Video and Video Installation Department at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
At the invitation of Ingrid Cogne, she worked as a researcher on the FWF-Peek funded art-based research project Six Formats, hosted by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, on the format ‘Screening’ in 2017-2018.
She is currently in residence at WIELS and, in parallel, participating in a 16-month programme at SoundImageCulture (SIC) whilst producing her film project Liberty: an ephemeral statute. In addition, throughout the coming year, she’s developing her writing on her filmmaking practice in correspondence with Eva Giolo as part of the residence programme “Conversation #4”, an initiative of Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles (CVB) and GSARA, in partnership with Beursschouwburg.
She recently exhibited her work at Size Matters, Vienna; Tallinn Photomonth: Contemporary Art Biennial; ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels; Convent, Ghent; and Courtisane Festival: Notes on Cinema, 2017, Ghent, among others. Texts on her work have been published in Metropolis M and KORTFILM.be. Arthur’s own writing on moving image has recently been published by Sabzian (BE).
Parallel to her artistic practice, Arthur works in Brussels as a producer, writer, copy-editor and translator. She is currently working at Auguste Orts (BE) as project coordinator of the Creative Europe-funded project On & For Production and Distribution (2018-2021).