Current / Upcoming 

17–19 November 2023
Group show: A Hand is Dealt
With Yan Tan Tether curated by Dave Charlesworth
Stand 127, Manchester Contemporary Art Fair, Manchester Central

18 November 2023–18 January 2024
Group show: Tree & Leaf
Division of Labour, Salford

30 November 2023
Group show: Invisible Hands
Central Saint Martins, London

Duncan Poulton interviewed by Ben Nicholson for ALT/KINO

Cover and feature in Terra Firma magazine issue #08

Duncan Poulton — Digital collages made from online waste
Interview on WePresent with writer Madeleine Morley

Duncan Poulton interviewed by Gaspar Willmann, Young Artists in Conversation

Solo exhibitions

Imagine What We Can Do Tomorrow, Division of Labour, Salford, UK
WePresent: Duncan Poulton – Content Anxiety, Outernet London
Duncan Poulton: Many Happy Days, In Between Gallery, Fabrica, Brighton

Factory Reset
, SET Lewisham, London

Selected group exhibitions

I’M HERE BUT I’M NOT A CAT group show with Adonia Bouchehri, Daniel & Clara, Duncan Poulton and Edwin Rostron, SET Kensington, London
(Doomscroll), Gallery DODO, Brighton curated by PHONY Collective
#0000null, Cyprus College of Art, Cyprus
Duncan Poulton & Nick Smith: Y2K, TACO!, London

, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
Summer Camp
, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Kipya Ki?
, FORMAT Festival, Fotea Foundation, New Art City
Fast Glass,
SET New Cross, London
Hybrid Libraries
, SET Lewisham, London

Ikon for Artists, Ikon, Birmingham
My Online Bedroom, MOSTYN / Queer Direct, online
Alone with Everybody, Od Arts Festival, Somerset, UK

Ars Electronica 2020, online
Copy Paste, Apo33, Nantes, France
Copy Paste, Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway and online
When Two Become One, Loose Threads, online, The Wrong Biennale / arebyte, online
Going LIVE – The Retreat
, arebyte, London, UK

Coventry Biennial 2019: The Twin, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK
, Take Courage Gallery, London, UK
Digital Overload, Die Digitale, WELTKUNSTZIMMER, Düsseldorf, Germany
Transitional States, Art Licks Weekend 2019, Campbell Works, London, UK
Self-Service, Waterloo Festival, St. Johns Church, London, UK
Digital Geographies, Odox, Birmingham, UK
Moving Image 2019, Cheap Cheap, Birmingham, UK
PostSynthetic Interactions through Digital Aesthetics, Synthetic Mediart, Taipei, Taiwan
The First Night of Experimental Boredom, Singel 222 Studios, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Petri Dish, Leeds Arts University, Leeds, UK
Digital Artist Residency, online
Weird Science, Artefact Projects, Birmingham, UK
Gotcha ;), QUAD, Derby, UK
NN Open Exhibition, NN Contemporary, Northampton, UK
Frame & Frequency IV, In(Site) Project Gallery, VisArts Centre, Rockville, Washington, USA

No Copyright Infringement Intended, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
#PostFuture Journey, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens International Airport, Athens, Greece
No Copyright Infringement Intended, Phoenix, Leicester, UK
Athens Digital Arts Festival: #PostFuture, Athens, Greece
ARTEFACT, Artefact Projects, Stirchley, Birmingham, UK
In The Cut, Flatpack Festival, Roundhouse, Birmingham, UK
THE END IS BY YUR, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK
Dark Body Dark Identity, Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
PLAY-ON, BLOK, Worcester Arts Workshop, Worcestershire, UK

The Sea Around Us, Connect the Dots, DINA, Sheffield, UK
they will never be able to comprehend each other, Stryx, Birmingham, UK
After Eden, Latarka Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Circuit Switch Festival: Switch Exhibition, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, UK
CICA Experimental Film & Video Exhibition, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Four Quarters: The Inner Landscape, Rye Attic, Nottingham, UK
FEATURE 2016, video appropriation collaboration with Dan Auluk, online
ESP Summer Camp Show Reel, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
monoCHROMA: Black & White, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK
SOUP Part III, Stryx, Birmingham, UK
What is the Future of Art?, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK
Hundreds & Thousands, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
The New Immortals, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
Chroma: Red Issue, Safehouse 1, London, UK

tART – Waste Materials, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
Human, Sticks Gallery, Fareham, Hampshire, UK
ON PHOTOcopy / Displacement, 44AD artspace, Bath, UK
Sluice_ Art Fair, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK
ooooooooooooooo, University of Brighton graduate show, East Sussex, UK

Selected screenings

Content Anxiety: Programme One, Close-Up Cinema, London
Duncan Poulton & Nick Smith: Y2K, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton
Duncan Poulton & Nick Smith: Y2K, TACO!, London, UK
Multiplicity, Fabrica, Brighton
Hidden in Plain Sight, wysiwyg cinema, Jogja Fotografis Festival, Java, Indonesia
2 Queens 2 Screens, Two Queens, Leicester, UK
The Magic Cinema: A Ten Year Retrospective, Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK

6×6 Project, online
Mobile Cinema, Deptford X, London, UK

The Hidden Life of Technology, Plokta Amsterdam, online

On Experimental Animation, programmed by Savinder Bual, BEEF (Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film), Bristol, UK
Sound Seeing Object
, Ideas of Noise, Coventry, UK

How Do You Spell A Scream?, Caraboo Projects, Bristol, UK
Pixelache Festival 2019, Oranssi, Helsinki, Finland
HOT STEAM II, MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
OUTPOST Open Film 2019 selected by Stuart Whipps, Norwich, UK
Meshes #2, Peckham Levels, London, UK

Site Gallery Introducing, Sheffield, UK 
BF Artist Film Festival, Exeter Art Week, Exeter, UK
A Bridge to the Continent, The Wallace Collection, London, UK

Devonshire Digital Weekender, DC1 Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
Blue Magpie Experimental Film Series, NTCU Film Studies Centre, Taiwan
NAWKI, 12ø Collective, various screenings including east bristol contemporary; CBS, Liverpool; The White Pube, London; SERF, Leeds; Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK
Splice Festival, Rich Mix, London, UK
FILMIDEO 2017, Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
DIY Cultures, Rich Mix, London, UK
MediArtExposè: Post Future Journey, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Post-Paradise[x], Flatpack Festival, Centrala, Birmingham, UK
Playback Festival: in association with Random Acts, Peckham Platform, London, UK
Playback Festival: in association with Random Acts, ICA, London, UK
DOMINO Open Film Screening, SAVORR, The Shoe Factory, Norwich, UK
Lost in Remediation, Video Vortex XI: Video in Flux, Kochi-Muzeris Biennale, Kerala, India
Semi-Self Reflections, Transmediale, ROCKELMANN &, Berlin, Germany

Two Short Nights Film Festival, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK
The Extended MixShort Circuit, Presuming Ed, Brighton, UK
The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival II, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London, UK
Brand New Blinkers: Big & Small, DIY Space for London, London, UK
CHANGE, Short Circuit, Presuming Ed, Brighton, UK
OPEN16: Live Night, Peckham Platform, London, UK
Video Social Club #2: Post-Everything, Plymouth Art Weekender, Plymouth Athenaeum, UK
Ferfilm Festival 2016, Qendra e Kulturës, Ferizaj, Republic of Kosovo
Jump Cut: Short Shorts Video Festival 2016, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
Wellington Underground Film Festival, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Archive Cinema, Wellington, New Zealand

MOVE, Generic Greeting Collective, Joshua Brooks, Manchester, UK
Brighton Screenings – Experimenta, CineCity Film Festival, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
Open Screening, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Jamboree – Artists’ Video & Moving Image Screening, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK
Bring Your Own Beamer, Brighton Dome, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
New Moves, The Big Screen, Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk, UK

Essays and interviews

Don’t Panic, an essay on ‘Duncan Poulton: Imagine What We Can Do Tomorrow’ at Division of Labour, Salford. Written by Natalie D Kane
I’M HERE BUT I’M NOT A CAT, an essay on the group exhibition of the same title at SET Kensington, London. Written by Hector Campbell
Interview: Duncan Poulton by Ben Nicholson for ALT/KINO

Word Salad, an essay on ‘Duncan Poulton: Factory Reset’ at SET Lewisham, London. Written by Rosa Tyhurst
Duncan Poulton — Digital collages made from online waste, interview with Madeleine Morley for WePresent


Talks, Press & Publications

Artist talk, Central Saint Martins, London
Artist talk, Fabrica, Brighton
Terra Firma ‘the anxiety issue’ magazine launch, ICA, London
Duncan Poulton & Nick Smith in conversation with Natalie D Kane, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton
Duncan Poulton at Division of Labour, featured in KUBAPARIS and Art Viewer
Imagine What We Can Do Tomorrow review by Harpreet Kaur, The Fourdrinier

Featured on WeTransfer homepage
Elephant Magazine’s Artists to Watch
Duncan Poulton: Factory Reset featured in FAD Magazine
Kipya Ki? panel discussion with Maria Ahmed, Canon Rumanzi, Lidiya Zelke, Tom Faber and Ibrahim Azab, FORMAT Festival

SALVAGE, Stillpoint Magazine
Digital Collage with Duncan Poulton, online talk and workshop with Od Arts
Duncan Poulton: Content Anxiety, online text published on Sluice_

New Digital Collage Art, curated by Linda Rocco and Fabio Paris, online
The Imperfect Librarian, feature in Sluice Magazine
100 Days, The Midnight Club, print publication
Workshop: Internet Archaeology for Beginners with Duncan Poulton, Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway
Quarantzine 01, GAADA, online publication
hosted on arebyte on screen online streaming platform

Transitional States, Art Licks Weekend 2019
RUNG #02
, RUNG Magazine, east bristol contemporary
Artist Interview :// Duncan Poulton, Float.

Risobook 1: Weird Science, The Holodeck/Artefact Projects
Living Room Light Exchange: Duncan Poulton + Emily Roderick, Birmingham, UK
SCAN, Hold Residency, online publication

Duplication, Simulation & Appropriation: Duncan Poulton’s Digital and Video Collage, KOLAJ #20, Kolaj Magazine
isthisit? Magazine: Issue 2, online
Panel Discussion: Copyright as Frame and Prison, Phoenix, Leicester, UK
Feet in the water: Flatpack 2017 goes back to nature, Thirza Wakefield, Sight and Sound
Duncan Poulton visits Berlin’s Transmediale 2017, New Art West Midlands

Picture Interview #160 Duncan Poulton, Kollektiv Gallery
New Media Art 2017: Back to Nature, Leejin Kim, CICA Press
monoCHROMA: Black & White Issue, Chroma Collections
Exploring Immortality: Science, Art and Humanities In Conversation, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK
CHROMA: Red Issue, Chroma Collections
The New Immortals, Sheila McGregor

Duncan Poulton, No Body (2015), Mark Sheerin, Criticismism

Awards and Residencies

Foam Talent 2023, Foam, Amsterdam (shortlisted)
Plat(t)form 2023 selected artist, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Collective Conversations residency (with Nick Smith), Phoenix Art Space, Brighton
Chester Contemporary Emerging Artist Programme (shortlisted)
Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize 2023, Austrian Cultural Forum (longlisted)
In Between Gallery commission, Fabrica, Brighton

Omni Artist Award (longlisted)

Robert Walters Group UK New Artist Of The Year Award (longlisted)

EOP Digital Crit Club, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Omni Artist Award 2020 (longlisted)
30works30days 2020, online residency, 12ø Collective

30works30days 2019, online residency, 12ø Collective

Digital Artist Residency, online

Engine Bursary, New Art West Midlands

SOUP Part III Residency, Stryx, Birmingham, UK


Visiting lecturer, BA Fine Art, Colchester Insititute
Visiting lecturer, BA Visual Communication, Falmouth University

Mentor, Short Film Fund, Roundhouse, London

Mentor, The FLAMIN Fellowship, Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), London


Index of Plagiarism, events programme convened by Duncan Poulton & Nick Smith with workshops by Harley Kuyck-Cohen, Graeme Arnfield and Folium, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton

Gaspar Willmann interviewed by Duncan Poulton, Young Artists in Conversation

Hyperlinked, screening programme curated by Duncan Poulton, Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK

In The Cut, Flatpack Festival, Roundhouse, Birmingham, UK


2019 – 2021 | Syllabus V, alternative learning programme, Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridgeshire), Eastside Projects, (Birmingham), Iniva (London), The NewBridge Project (Newcastle), S1 Artspace (Sheffield) and Spike Island (Bristol)
2017 – 2018 | LUX Critical Forum, LUX, London, UK
2012 – 2015 | BA (Hons) Fine Art Critical Practice, University of Brighton, UK
2011 – 2012 | Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, School of Art Bournville, Birmingham, UK