Edi is a disabled and trans non-binary person based in Essex and, from time-to-time, East London. Due to chronic illness, most of the time they’re based in bed.
They tend to split their work into two distinct but interrelated sides:
- their creative practice - which is the focus of this website, and
- delivering learning and issue-based projects - if you’d like to find out more about this work, click here
They are an interdisciplinary artist dedicated to a socially-engaged practice that explores, reflects on and documents experiences of time, digital culture, power, identity, and belonging - with a particular focus on disability, place, gender and queerness. After originally developing their craft as a photographer, they now work with a slower, more accessible practice - with mediums including photography, moving image, sound, print and workshops.
They are a TOMA artist (class of 2022-24) and an alumni of the London Creative Network programme, based at Four Corners.
They’ve worked in partnership with organisations and groups including the East End Women’s Museum, Gay Gooners and Arsenal Football Club, Sisterhood, Hackney Laces, The Advocacy Academy, The Bush Theatre, The Yard Theatre, Citizens UK and the National Education Union.
In 2021 they started a peer learning experience dedicated to the theme of ‘time’, which led to co-founding the Unravelling Time Collective - a global, interdisciplinary group dedicated to ongoing temporal explorations.
Their experience as an educator, trainer, and campaigner, as detailed separately, influences their participatory and collaborative approach to their creative practice. They think about and work on issues within the creative world and beyond - particularly access, disability justice, and activism. From 2018-2020, they were the Impact Lead for the London CreativeMornings chapter. Since June 2022, they have been the co-chair of trustees for youth-led charity Creative Opps, supporting young people to tackle barriers to creative opportunities and careers.