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I am a freelance writer based in London. 


I write for the Guardian, the Times, the Art Newspaper, Elephant, the Quietus, the Economist and more. My beat is culture in general – and art in particular.


I've just got back from the Venice Biennale 2024, where I interviewed John Akomfrah for Shade Podcast and wrote about his British Council commission for this year's British Pavillion in the Giardini, for Shade Art Review. Other recent pieces include interviews with Afrobeats royalty Mr Eazi, the reclusive YouTuber Martijn DoolardFrank Auerbach, J-pop outliers Chai, kora master Ballaké Sissoko and American filmmaker Lucy Raven. I've delved into Uyghur intangible heritage and French marine archeology. I've covered the music we work to and the woman Land Art forgot. What I'm always trying to get at is why people do what they do, and why that matters.


A compulsive multitasker, I also cover tech, health, work, food and lifestyle, with deep-dives into micro-scheduling, the animals being eaten into extinction  and the restaurants critics might kill with praise.

I have an MA and MPhil in Art History and Philosophy from Aix-Marseille III University, and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art.

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