michael forbes

Michael Forbes

Member, Board of Trustees

Michael is a founding member of Nottingham Studios Group and has just recently completed a year long residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York. Following his residency in New York, Forbes will have work included the exhibition, Next Generation: Contemporary American Photography at Pasinger Fabrik and Amerika Haus in Munich later this year.

Forbes graduated in Photography at Nottingham Trent University in 1998, and his practice includes Photography, Painting and Installations. His work is influenced by the historical relationship between Europe and Africa and the influence this has had on world history and contemporary life. The Black Diaspora plays an important part in his everyday thinking in many arenas, such as Social & Political issues around Education, Poverty, Race and Racism. Other factors included in his work comprise of Masculinity, Fashion, Wealth, Beauty and the nature of Success.

Forbes’ work has been included in many exhibitions including:
2011 Metropolitan Wonderland International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York
2011, Souls of the Diaspora ISCP
2010, Because I Can, Nottingham
2008, Next We Change Earth, New Art Exchange
2007, The Redemptive Beauty of Life After Death, The Bonington Gallery
2006, When Men and Mountain Meet at Gallery One, Zagreb

as well as curating the following exhibitions:
2010, The Inconsistency of Everything with Harminder Singh Judge, New Art Exchange
2009, Strength of Feeling a Retrospective of Sokari Douglas Camp, New Art Exchange
2008, Next We Change Earth, New Art Exchange
2008, Once Upon a Time in the West there was Lace with Godfried Donkor, Yard Gallery.

Michael sits on the Public Programme sub-group.

Rebecca Beinart
Engagement Curator
Michelle Bowen
Development Director
Marjolijn Brussaard
Member, Board of Trustees
Michaela Butter MBE
Member, Board of Trustees
Norman Cherry
Interim Chair
New Art Exchange
Corporate Director, Board of Trustees
Michael Forbes
Member, Board of Trustees
Rebecca Gamble
Chair, Board of Trustees
Mik Godley
Member, Board of Trustees
Rebecca Lee
Member, Board of Trustees
Niki Russell
Programme Curator