Maia Conran

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Specialist Subject Areas

Site-based installation, moving image and digital media


MA Fine Art (2010)
BA Time Based Fine Art (2004)


Maia Conran was born in North Wales she studied at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of the West of England. She works across media. In sculptural installation, animation, sound, moving image and performance her practice is fundamentally engaged with movement, treatment of site and processes of transposition between media forms. Maia’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, most recently in the Screengrab Media Arts Awards, Australia and Open File – A Rehearsal, Outpost, Norwich. Since her first residency at the National Welsh Eisteddfod in 2005 she has been selected for a number of residencies and awards. She was recently the recipient of a Standpoint Futures Residency in London and a digital art commission from Exeter Phoenix and the University of Exeter. Her exhibitions have been supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International.

Current research

Practice based PhD at the University of East London, investigating a hybrid approach to site where the interfaces and platforms of digital modes of navigation, construction and distribution are extended into physical site.

The Disembodied Voice – a collaborative research project through Vision Forum supported by Linköpings Universitet, Sweden.

Forthcoming studio residency and exhibition at Kingsgate Workshop, London.

Principal Publications, Exhibitions and Awards


2014 Here is the Yard, Grand Union, Birmingham, curated by Cheryl Jones 2013 Deep Within the Mirror We Perceive a Faint Line, IMT Gallery, London The Crowd Laughs With You Always, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, curated by Matt Burrows

2011 Maia Conran – Show One of Each, G39, Cardiff, curated by Mike Cousins


2014 Nottingham and Birmingham Roundup Review – by Elinor Morgan, Art Monthly May 2014 Here is The Yard – Maia Conran, published by Grand Union with text by Steven Ball and conversation with Gil Leung

2013 It Was Never Going To Be Straight Forward, Ed. Emma Geliot, CTA, Cardiff

2012 Term – Maia Conran, DVD, Filmarmalade, London