Established in London in 2015, Artfield Projects sits at the intersection of art, design (especially the built environment), curating, education and research to support critical cultural production.
AP’s aim is to mobilise practice-based research through an innovative suite of products and services. Perhaps best known for our public events and exhibitions and our workshops and texts, AP’s back-of-house services are in growing demand: administration, management, evaluation, documentation and dissemination.
AP brings together diverse expertise by networking artists, designers, architects, curators educators and project managers with comprehensive experience in supporting and delivering cultural projects. We work with collaborators in the UK, Europe and beyond, from art colleges, galleries and museums to creative industry professionals and independent practitioners. We push and blur the boundaries between art, industry and education.
At the heart of AP is an adventurous spirit and commitment to unlikely collaboration and solidarities. We work across sectors, scales and sensibilities, from big business to micro-local groups. AP bridges gaps to encourage new forms of cultural production. We support heterogenous cultures as shared spaces where seemingly disparate ideas and practices can spark off each other. At AP we believe that encountering difference primes curiosity, learning, insight and appreciation. These are the building blocks of inspired and inspiring worlds for more meaningful living.
For more information visit our services page or email AP’s Director, Marsha Bradfield – email@example.com.
As the Founder and Director of Artfield Projects, Marsha Bradfield rides the hyphen as an artist-curator-educator-researcher-writer and company director.
Marsha creates events, artworks, exhibitions, curricula, websites, publications and other projects that variously consider interdependence by exploring forms, materials, methods, relations, structures, systems and other dynamics that organise authorship and/as cultural production. She works with groups including Critical Practice Research Cluster, Precarious Workers Brigade and the Incidental Unit (formerly the Artist Placement Group). These experiments often result in understanding that Marsha later re-presents in publications, performative lectures and other remixes. Her accounts combine fact and fiction as she works with contexts, ideas, images, objects, processes, sites, structures and more.
Marsha has been part of projects connected to 16 Beaver (New York), Wyspa (Gdansk), Berlin Biennial 7 (Berlin), Centre A (Vancouver), ICA (London), The Knot (Berlin), Labor (Budapest), Peckham Platform (London), steirischer herbst (Graz) and Taipei Biennial 2000 (Taipei). Marsha has also authored numerous publications, including ones for The Art of Research II and ArtLeaks Gazette (with Kuba Szreder). Marsha’s practice has been presented in Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Marsha also consults for Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. She works with PhD students Greer Mac Keogh, Vanessa Saraceno, Lynton Talbot and Josh Y’Barbo. Marsha is also a special advisor to Charlotte Andrew at the University of Auckland.
Marsha’s post-doctoral fellowship (2013 – 2015) investigated economies and ecologies of collaborative cultural production and was anchored in #TransActing: A Market of Values and the preceding season of research exploring value(s), valorisation and evaluation. This tracked with Marsha’s ongoing collaboration with Critical Practice, which also informed her practice-based PhD (completed in 2013. Marsha’s thesis proposes dialogic art as an approach to authoring collaborative cultural production, with this dispersed across the artworks, cultures and subjectivities that emerge when artists and others work together .
Marsha holds a PhD and PG Cert from University of the Arts London, a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada and a BA Honours in History and Art History from the University of Victoria, Canada. Between degrees, she lived in Taipei, Taiwan, where she worked as a docent at The National Palace Museum while studying Mandarin at National Taiwan Normal University (國立台灣師範大學國語教學中心).
Marsha was born in South Africa, grew up in Canada and was based in the UK between 2006 and 2018.