2011-2013 MA Photography, Royal College of Art
2006-2009 BA (Hons) Editorial Photography, University of Brighton
2004-2005 Foundation BTEC Photography, London College of Communication

Solo Exhibitions
2016 And the Earth Screamed, Alive, South Kiosk, London, UK
2014 Surfaces of Exchange, Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
As We May Think, Feedforward: the Sixth Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Campos de Invisibilidade (Fields of Invisibility), Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil  
City Protocol, Chalton Gallery, London, UK
London Nights, Museum of London, London, UK
machines will watch us die, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
Open Codes, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA, US
WRO Media Art Biennale: Draft Systems, Wroclaw, Poland
Tomorrows, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece
Infosphere (Curated by Peter Weibel, Daria Mille & Giulia Bini / ZKM), CENART, Mexico City, Mexico
New Mythologies, POSTmatter/ Second Home, London, UK 
I stood before the source, The Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Canada
Imaginary | Boundaries, Bearspace, London, UK
Ghost on the Wire, Objectifs Gallery, Singapore
GLOBALE: Reset Modernity! curated by Bruno Latour, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Next Big Thing is Not a Thing, Bureau Europa, Maastricht, Holland
Nervous Systems, Curated by Anselm Franke/ Tactical Technology Collective, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Mediated Architecture, Swiss Architecture Museum, HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel), Switzerland
The Smart Home, Copenhagen, Denmark
Translation as Firework, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK
GLOBALE: Infosphere curated by Peter Weibel, Daria Mille & Giulia Bini, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
fig-2 29/50 POSTmatter, ICA Studio, London, UK
“Men Gather, in Speech…” Emma Charles, Abri de Swardt & Rose English, Cooper Gallery DJCAD, Dundee, UK
By Set Square, Compass and Eye–Emma Charles and Alicja Dobrucka, South Kiosk, London, UK
Marl Video Art Award, Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten, Marl, Germany
Neither Here Nor There, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, US
Ghost on the Wire, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
Chronovisor: Prologue, South Kiosk, London, UK
SHOW RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Waving Flags, WORK Gallery, London, UK
CAPITAL, George and Jorgen Gallery, London, UK
London Calling: Tehran, 7Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Ways of Seeing, Touring screening programme: Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
New Aesthetic: The End of Utopia?, KFFK: Kurzfilmfestival Köln N°12, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Impakt Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures, Utrecht, Holland
Transparency Machines- Hiperoptics: the visible or the invisible, Arsenal Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Theory of Concentric Spheres, Resonate Festival, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Arctic Moving Image Film Festival (with Q&A), Harstad, Norway
Rare Minerals, Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Castleton, UK
East End Film Festival, Hackney Picturehouse, London, UK
From Above, Architecture Film Festival London, London, UK
Doc/Visions, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, UK
GeoMedia Research Network (with reading by Jussi Parikka), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland
Lanceurs d'alerte, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Video Vortex XI: Video in Flux, Institute of Network Cultures, Kerala, India
Transparency Machines- Program 3. Hyperoptics: visibility and invisibility and Program 4. Techno-eco-cene, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
Miracle Marathon, screening alongside Jussi Parikka ‘Underground: Infrastructural Imaginary’ Serpentine, UK
No Maps for These Territories, Jerwood Visual Arts, London
Crosstalk Video Art Festival: Dark Ecology, Budapest, Hungary
Systems > Networks - Photography and the Legacy of Conceptual Art (conference), London College of Communication, London, UK
Speeding and Braking: Navigating Acceleration (conference), Goldsmiths, London, UK
The gesture, the machine and the Smartphone / 1, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Artists' Moving Image Festival 2015, Tramway and LUX Scotland, Glasgow, UK
Beyond the Surface: A Journey into the Unknown, George and Jorgen, Blackall Studios, London, UK
Les Rencontres Internationales, Berlin 2015 HKW: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
WRO Media Art Biennale: Test Exposure, Wroclaw, Poland
Film Open, Spike Island, Bristol; ICA, London; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Transmission, Glasgow; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
ProxyACT International Short Film Festival, Goldsmiths, London, UK
Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris 2014, La Gaîté lyrique, Paris, France
Celeste Prize, Assab One, Milan, Italy
31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
Centralia: South Kiosk Summer Screen, South Kiosk, London, UK
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK
Night Contact, Contact Editions, London, UK
2010 screening, Lab, London, UK
Reading Experimental Film Festival, Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading, UK


Artist talk, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
Visiting Lecturer, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
Visiting Lecturer, Camberwell College of Arts
Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art
Systems > Networks - Photography and the Legacy of Conceptual Art (conference), London College of Communication, London, UK
Speeding and Braking: Navigating Acceleration (conference), Goldsmiths, London, UK
The gesture, the machine and the Smartphone / 1, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
2015 Artist Talk at ZKM
›Every Step You Take‹ – Art and Society in the Data Age conference, Dortmunder U, Germany
2014 Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton
IN:FORMATION Artist Q&A, Kassel Dokfest
Capitulations Q&A, Les Rencontres Internationales
2013 Visiting Lecturer, London College of Communication
2012 Visible Economies: Photography, Economic Conditions and Urban Experiences symposium, ‘Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space’, Brighton Photo Biennale

No Maps for These Territories, Jerwood Visual Arts, London, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Spike Island, Bristol 

City Protocol, Songdo, South Korea
2016 NEO FUTURE, Arteles Creative Center, Finland
2014 British Council Maker Library Gallery: South Kiosk Residency, Machines Room, London
2012 Artist-in-Residence, School of Visual Arts, New York

Awards and Funding

The Elephant Trust Award
2017 New Talent Award (Nomination), Sheffield Doc/Fest
Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts)
2016 POSTmatter ‘New Mythologies’ commission
ZKM/ Sciences Po Paris commission
Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts) 
2015 Bar Tur Photobook Award, The Photographers’ Gallery - Finalist
Nominated for the Magnum Photos and Photo London Graduate Photographers Award 2015
2014 Jerwood Project Space Commission
WW Solo Award: Shortlisted
2012 RCA Travel Bursary
Villiers David Bursary Award
RCA Bursary Christopherson Foundation Grant
2011 Constance Fairness Foundation Prize: Shortlisted Bar-Tur Award: Shortlisted RCA Bursary
2009 Seoul National Graduate Award: Shortlisted

Print and online Publications
2016 I stood before the source, Letters and Handshakes, University of Toronto; FAD Magazine [online], New Mythologies POSTmatter [online]; Reset Modernity!, edited by Bruno Latour, MIT Press; Nervous Systems, edited by Anselm Frank, Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski, Spector Books/ HKW Berlin/Tactical Technology Collective
2015 POSTmatter [online]; e-flux [online]; Magenta Magazine [online]; Art In Scotland TV [online]; this is tomorrow [online]; Art Licks [online]; Timeout London; ArtSelector [online]
2014 Aesthetica Magazine; Artsy Editorial; South London Art Map [online]
2013 Cartographies of the Absolute [online]; Jotta [online]; 9213, University of Brighton; Material Networks, Domus 970; Waving Flags, Black Dog Publishing
2012 Visible Economies, Photoworks and University of Brighton; Art Monthly, September; Vignette [online], HUH. [online; Dazed and Confused Digital [online]; Pause, University of Brighton

ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe