Acme Studios — Matthew Humphreys

Supporting Artists since 1972

Matthew Humphreys

Fire Station Residency

Matthew Humphreys was born in 1976 in Northampton.

Matthew's family and the home are the starting point of his work; his research is rooted in histories of the technologies that we use to document memory and life. As the hearing child to deaf parents, Matthews work draws on languages of communication embedded in the social relationships and contexts of the everyday. In addition to this, the development of his father's blindness and Alzheimer's has made him question deeper into the role of photography and video as a conduit for memory.

Matthew holds a MA in Fine Art, Central Saint Martins (2013) and a BA in Film and Video, Newport Film School (2002). He is a recipient of Arts Council of England, Grants for the Arts Award, Artists International Development Bursary and Elephant Trust Grant. He has won a Royal Television Society Award (2003), was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, won the Celeste Prize (2014) and was an artist in residence at The Florence Trust (2015). He has shown at ICA, Outpost, Crate Margate and MKGallery, as well as international exhibitions in the Netherlands, Italy, Tehran and New York. He is a currently a participant on the Bow Arts Artist Educator program.

Fire Station Residency 2020-2025

The Fire Station Residency provides secure, practical, work/live studio space, and a programme of artist support and professional development for five years. Based in the heart of East London, the residency allows artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and careers, and less time working to survive. Artists were selected by Anthea Hamilton, artist and current Acme work/live studio resident; Judith Carlton, Director of Southwark Park Galleries; Paul Bayley, Head of Residencies & Awards, Acme; and Charlie Coffey, Programme Manager, Residencies & Awards, Acme.