Carl Gent

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Carl Gent


Lecturer (Studio Practice) BA Fine Art



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Carl Gent is an artist working in sculpture, performance, sound and text.

Carl Gent is a Lecturer in Studio Practice on BA Fine Art.

Much of their recent work has sought to refictionalise the life of Cynethryth, eighth-century Queen of Mercia through a range of amateur dramatics, tabletop gaming, self-publishing cesspits and the parading of decapitated kings in community carnivals.

Together with Kelechi Anucha they investigated the girly and divine links between folk and church song, and their ongoing collaborative practice with Linda Stupart has given birth to a range of live, published and exhibited restagings of the 1990s video game Ecco the Dolphin.

Their latest pamphlet, The Balls of Alban, was published by Monitor Press in 2022 and they have recently exhibited and performed at Deptford X, London; Cafe Oto, London; Badisher Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Istituto Svizerro, Rome; Flatland Projects, Bexhill-on-sea; Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn; Jupiter Woods, London; and the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading.

Academic qualifications

  • MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths Univeristy of London 2015