About

 

G r e e r    P e s t e r

 D.O.B : 11/10/1988

Website: www.greerpester.com

Tumblr : www.greerpesterarts.tumblr.com

Facebook page : greerpesterarts

Instagram : Art- @greerpester  ,Art + life @greerpest ,Workshops : @greer_socialart

Email : greerpester@gmail.com

 

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY:

BA Honours degree in Painting and Sculpture subjects (06-10) from Edinburgh College Of Art.

SVQ level 2 in Playwork. Trained in Graphic Recording.

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES:

Creative Scotland funded Cultural exchange artists residency @ Arquetopia during Dias De Los Muertos ; Puebla & Oaxaca ,Mexico ,Oct – November , 2012.

 

Sibling residency with Ruby Pester @ Waaw ,Senegal, Saint Louis , West Africa  ,Feb -Apr, 2015.

 

First Food Residency – Oct – Nov 2015 Oaxaca , Mexico .Educational outreach program development work around Amaranth and Cacao.

 

EXHIBITIONS + EVENTS:

 

‘ U-haus’ as part of ‘Food Art Week ‘ festival in Mexico City , Calle Vienna 185 , Coyoacan,  Mexico ,November 2018- January 2019.

 

‘Fergy Paradise’ – pop up – 12/13 th of October  2018 , 60 Fergus drive G20 6AW , Glasgow , Scotland.

 

‘Space hands’ large inflatable sculpture commission made with Ruby Pester for Sub club Glasgow, September 2018.

 

‘Oaxaca Art Show’ -Collective exhibition Juju bar ,London with  ‘London Mezcal week’ festival. September – October 2018.

 

‘Myto Cuauhtemoc’ , Llorar , San Rafael, Mexico City , 22nd 23rd June -2018.

 

“Interregnum” with Yuck ‘n Yum -The SOIL Gallery in Seattle, WA , USA  

// Dundee -Generator projects , Scotland, UK. – 03rd May 18 – 02nd June 2018.

 

‘Dis-fruta’ Galeria Codigo Tonal , Oaxaca City , Oaxaca , Mexico ,10 th March 2018.

 

‘Animal Urbano’- Collective exhibition , Casa Viva Galeria , Colonia del Valle , Mexico City , 08th of March 2018.

 

‘Te Verde’ Collective exhibition , Calle Tulipan , Santa Maria La Ribera , Mexico City ,  02 February 2018.

 

‘Cactus and Creatures’ in collaboration with First Food Residency  @ The Koppel Project , Baker St , London , October 5 – Nov 5 2017.

 

‘Joy in People ‘ March On , banner commission , for Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow  July , 2017.

‘Mexico esta cabron’- Teatro Magico + First Food Residency , Forest Rd Brewery , Hackney , London ,June ,2017.

‘Alive with Pleasure’ – Dysfunction Gallery , Strathaven, Scotland , October 2016.

‘Food in The Frame’ with First Food Residency -IOE , University Of Reading ,Reading, England ,September 2016.

‘Royal Berkshire Show ‘ with First Food Residency – interactive Amaranth pyramid installation :17th-19th September 2016.

‘No hay salud sin contacto’ – Kalpoli Margarita , Santa Maria La Ribera, Mexico City, December 2015.

“GEM SA BOP”- (‘trust yourself’-(wolof)) – Pena , Glasgow , September 2015.

 

‘Soeur Coeur Beurre’ -Galerie Ethiopiques , April ,2015 , Saint Louis , Senegal , West Africa.

Glasgow International festival of art :Apocalypse Now Now  @ Kinning Park Complex – April 2012.

‘A removable feast ‘- Artists residency and exhibition – March 2012 @ Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow , Scotland.

 

‘Zerioz bizniz’ -Project Slogan ,  Aberdeen , Scotland , 2011.

 

Parallax Art Fair – London – June 2011.

 

TEACHING AND WORKING WITH CHILDREN :

Art Teacher – The Wingate School, Las Lomas, CDMX April 2018 – July 2019.


Playworker and Arts and Crafts Coordinator at Hyndland After School Club, Partick, Glasgow, United Kingdom
2010 – 2015


Project worker  @ CAOS – Community Art: Open Space, Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland – 2011 – 2014.


Senegal Primary School Project St Charles, artist residence of Saint Louis, WAAW. Project of brothers and games. Feb-April – 2015 -A waaw fling, project blog

 

First Food Residency – Educational programme :

 

Summer 2017: ‘ Amaranth’- ‘when your love lies bleeding squish it into joy’

Amaranth  garden and sculpture -sessions with the Museum of English Rural Life , and the Institute Of Education at Reading University .

‘When your love lies bleeding , squish it with joy’ @ The project cafe , Glasgow , Scotland,.

 

Summer / Autumn  2018 ‘ Cochineal – the colour of cactus blood’

‘Unicorn Enchilada’  @ the centre of contemporary arts ,Glasgow .

Platform Glasgow , Nu gen and culture cafe sessions.

 

The Koppel Project:
School sessions with
* Hackney New School 
* The Art Room Brixton – 
* St Marylebone High School 

*PHAIDON  sponsored workshop :’Can I eat that ?’ mothers and toddler session.

 

Summer 2018 :

HYAH youth arts ‘ Cochineal’ session at Inverewe gardens , supported by National trust Scotland  in the Highlands , Scotland.


London, October 2017.
https://www.firstfoodresidency.com/outreach


The Kickstarter project ‘Las Casas Bailaban’ raises funds for a program of creative workshops in schools affected by the earthquake on September 19, 2017 – Santa Cruz Cuautomatitla, Puebla, Mexico.
2018 – ongoing.

: WEE Art and English – private classes – Art and Play in English – 2016 -2018.
https://www.facebook.com/WEEArte/

 

Various freelance creative projects working  with these organisations since 2011 :

Glasgow Life (Tramway , GoMA, Festival 2014 , Merchant City festival) ,CCA ,Platform ,Hidden Door festival ,NUS ,Bright Light Arts, Carrick Festival Of Light , Maryhill Integration Network , ISARO , Urban Roots ,The Hidden Gardens ,Taighchearsabagh Arts Centre  ,Poppy Scotland, Macrobert Arts Centre , The Village Storytelling Centre ,The Koppel project , The Project Cafe ,Kinning Park Complex, National Trust Scotland .

 

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