Date of birth      27/11/73

2012 – 2017

Currently in the post-viva correction stages of a PhD at UCA Canterbury, approaching architecture as an artist, researching DIY, customisation and the social life of buildings.

Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Art, Design and Communication, University of the Arts London

MA in Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art

BA in Fine Art 1st Class, The Slade School of Fine Art

As part of Acts-Reacts 2 2015 at Wimbledon College of Art, I carried out a residency in Wimbledon Space, making a large-scale fabric piece based on research about Crystal Palace Sports Centre.

Barbaresi & Round
Rachel Barbaresi and Susanna Round have worked collaboratively as artists since 2004. The collaboration formed out of our shared interest in making work in response to architecture and the urban environment.

Selected Exhibitions

‘The Generation Exchange’, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Arts. This project involved working with Stage 2 BA Fine Art, Painting students alongside members of Merton Age UK. 

Viva Exhibition at The Brewery Tap, Folkestone.

‘Where clouds are made’, at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, was a commissioned project by RWE npower and South Oxfordshire District Council to make work about the life of Didcot Power Station to mark the end of its working life in March 2013. The project explored the different relationships that a range of employees and residents had to the power station. Fro more information see

Research Student’s Exhibition 2013, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham

Artists and Architecture, Bedlam Gallery, Brunel University.

OVADA, Oxford and Lagalerie, Paris. Oxford/Paris correspondence was based on a dialogue about these two cities whilst Round was based in Paris, recorded in our blog This exhibition on two sites developed from parallel explorations of the edges of the cities. We collaborated with the brother and sister performance artists Charlie and Phillippa Jefferies, to link the two sites with a performance by webcam. The Ovada show was reviewed in ‘Art and Music’ the publication of the Saatchi Gallery.

The project was funded by the Arts Council and Oxford City Council

‘Besame Mucho Mas’, performance and installation event, Chats Palace, London Participating artists  included Spartacus Chetwynd, Brian Dawn Chalkley and Marcia Farquar

‘E8, the Heart of Hackney’ a group show at Transition Gallery, London. Participating artists include Tom Hunter, Walk walk walk, Emily Cole and Laura Oldfield-Ford and Hillary Jack. Barbaresi & Round contributed a chapter to the accompanying publication, which includes texts by Iain Sinclair and Ruth Jarvis

‘Sprawl/what gets carried by the river’, solo show Slade School of Art, UCL

‘Celeste Art Prize’ finalists show, London

‘New for Old’, OVADA, Oxford, our accompanying publication ‘Thamesmead Project 05’ was discussed by Owen Hatherley in his book, ‘Militant Modernism’

‘Oxford 2015’, Museum of Modern Art Oxford, we exhibited ‘The Twinning of Oxford and Thamesmead’

Educational Research
 2011 –2013
RAS project (research, achieve, succeed)
This was a research project for University of the Arts London, which explored the support that students receive in developing their concerns as artists in relation to issues of culture and creativity, within Fine Art courses at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon. The scope of the project particularly focused on the transition from Foundation to 1st year BA.

Conference Presentations

The London Conference of Critical Thought, at Goldsmiths University of London, my paper was titled, ‘Satellite dishes are wonderful’ reflecting on the value and status of residents’ additions to their homes.

‘Towards a Progressive Arts Education’ at The British Library. For this conference I presented a summery of my findings from the RAS project.

The UCA staff conference, CUSTOMISE! ‘

The UCA student conference, ‘The Post-Completion Life of Buildings

01/15 – present

Acting Stage 2 Coordinator, BA Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts

 09/11 – present
Associate Lecturer, Painting, CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon) Foundation Art and Design

09/09 – 06/11
Acting Senior Lecturer 0.6 Painting, Foundation Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts

2002 – 2009
Camberwell College of Arts, Associate Lecturer, Foundation Art and Design

2004 – 2009
Thames Valley University, 0.6 Lecturer, I ran the Fine Art on Foundation Art and Design, taught contextual studies and gave lectures for the BA Community Arts programme.

2003 – 2007
Young at Art, University of the Arts London – running week long summer courses for 14-18yr olds as part of the widening participation programme for University of the Arts London

Painting Tutor – The Slade School of Fine Art, Summer School.

Judging Panel
IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Creative Scholarship Competition, Chicago, 2006    

The Boise Scholarship, a travel bursary which enabled 3 months of travel in Italy looking at the medieval city state, 1997

The Coldstream prize, The Slade School of Fine Art, a purchase prize for UCL’s collection, 1996