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Sean Burns 

1991  Born in Birmingham, UK
          Lives and works in London

Education

2014  Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK BA Fine Art
2010  Bournville School of Art, Birmingham, UK BTEC Level 3 Foundation Art and Design

Development/Communities 

2018 - 19  BLUNT, ArtQuest Lifeboat Group Residency, London, UK 
2016 - 17  Into The Wild, Chisenhale Art Place, London, UK
2016 - 17  Fierce FWD, Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK
2011 - 16  Youth Board, Artsadmin, London, UK
2009 -11  IYP, Ikon, Birmingham, UK  

Exhibitions

2017  On the Closing of a [Lanark] Leisure Centre, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2016  Sol Down, El Butron, Sevilla, ES
2014  Pre Show Degree Show, Toynbee Studios, London, UK
2014  Commando Temple, Commando Temple, London, UK
2013  Body Language, Heart Lane Studios, London, UK
2012  SWIM, Old Police Station, London, UK  
2012  Allotment Project, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, UK
2011  We Are Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Selected Performances

2018  Social Suicide, London, UK 
2017  Thing That Hold Other Things Together, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2016  Sunday Funday, Fat Relic, London, UK
2015  YB Presents, Toynbee Studios, London, UK
2012  LIPA, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
2012  LUPA 12, LUPA, London, UK

Residencies 

2018  SHOUT Festival, Birmingham, UK
2016  Grand Union, Birmingham, UK
2015  Fierce International Festival, Birmingham, UK

Selected Boy With Wings 

2016  Fistaval, Fistahood House, Stockholm, SWE
2015  I Am the Live Warrior, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK
2015  Once More with Feeling, Lewisham Art House, London, UK
2015  Polyester Issue Launch, Shacklewell Arms, London, UK
2015  Shady Cow, Rough Trade Records, Nottingham, UK
2015  Fierce International Festival, Friction Arts, Birmingham, UK
2014  Brighton Photography Fringe, St Mary Church, Brighton, UK
2014  Fringe! Queer Film & Art Festival, Hackney Picture House, London, UK

Events

2018 In The Pink Launch: SHOUT 18, Grand Union, Birmingham, UK
2017  NSA: A Queer Salon, National Trust, London, UK
2015  Queerzone3000 Launch, Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK
2015  Fierce Takeover, National Theatre, London, UK
2014  Make Believe Ballroom, Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK  

Talks and Lectures

2016  Will You Dance With Me, Grand Union, Birmingham, UK
2016  Queerzone3000, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK

Teaching and Workshops

2017 Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK

Publication

2018  In The Pink
2014  Print Is Not Dead, Issue #1
2013  Dazed and Confused Online
2013  SALT, Issue #3

Text and Interviews

2016  Time Out London
2015  Polyester Magazine Online
2014  Glamcult International Style Paper, Issue #103