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Speed Residents

V&A Speed Residents

October – December 2014

For the first time we invited five young artists and designers, who had all recently graduated from University, to inhabit one of our residency studios for a two week period each. The residents specialised in a variety of disciplines and each researched and interrogated the many different areas of the Museum’s collections.

Even though each residency period was only two weeks, the group took part in numerous activities over the three months and returned to the Museum in March to display the work they created during their time here. Find out more about the speed residents by exploring their profiles below to discover more about their practice and areas of interest in the Museum.


Rudy Hartt, Speed Resident: Filmmaker & Animator, October 2014

Rudy Hartt, Speed Resident: Filmmaker & Animator, October 2014.

Rudy Hartt

Rudy Hartt is a multidisciplinary graphic designer creating in areas of digital and printed design, illustration, branding and spatial design.

He has recently graduated from the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, where he studied filmmaking, animation, and storytelling on the Ba (Hons) Graphic Design - Moving Image pathway. It was here that he began to create performance-based artworks and his final year portfolio showcased a documentary film, a newly-adapted theatre production and a dynamic photography project.

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Alix Marie, Speed Resident: Photography & sculpture, October 2014

Alix Marie, Speed Resident: Photography & sculpture, October 2014

Alix Marie

Alix Marie is a French artist based in London working across the mediums of photography and sculpture. She graduated in 2011 from Central Saint Martins College with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Fine Art and in 2014 from MA Photography at the Royal College Of Art in London. She received a distinction for her dissertation work upon photography and fetish. 

Alix has exhibited internationally since 2009 and taken part in residencies in Slovenia (2012), Iceland (2012), Scotland (2013 &2014), and Morocco (2014). In 2014 she was awarded the Peaches and Cream IV graduate photography prize organised by Millennium Images and will be doing a year mentorship programme with Metro Imaging. 

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Noemi Niederhauser, Speed Resident: Mixed Media, October 2014

Noemi Niederhauser, Speed Resident: Mixed Media, October 2014

Noemi Niederhauser

Noemi Niederhauser is an artist who was born and lived in Lausanne, Switzerland before to come study and work in London. She creates mix-media installations that challenge historical, ethnographic and scientific narratives in proposing new systems of exchange and modes of interpretation.

Noemi recently gained an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and before this studied at the Applied Art school of Vevey, Switzerland, within the ceramic department. She has exhibited internationally and participated in artist-in-residence programmes in Shiragaki, Japan in 2009 and The National Art School of Limoges, France in 2011. Her work is featured in various institutions such as the MUDAC: museum of contemporary art, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Thom Swann, Speed Resident: Graphic Design, October 2014

Thom Swann, Speed Resident: Graphic Design, October 2014

Thom Swann

Thom Swann is a designer and artist from the Suffolk coast. Having recently graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Kingston University London, he is developing a practice centred around typography, drawing and writing. Between graduating and the start of this residency, Thom has been carrying out an internship at the esteemed John Morgan Studio. He is also the editor of online design magazine, New Practice.

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Speed Resident: Vincent Larkin

Vincent Larkin, Speed Resident: Illustration, October 2014

Vincent Larkin

Vincent Larkin is an artist who despite being born in Melbourne, Australia has lived most of his life in the UK.  His practice is based around the idea of the uncomfortable narrative; the overlaps and diversions in the way we tell the story of ourselves. In the pursuit of this idea he uses book form, printed media, web-based media and sometimes song.

Vincent has recently gained an MA in Authorial Illustration from Falmouth  College of Art. In the past year his work has been exhibited at the Bookartbookshop in London, and featured as part of the Tate Britain’s Source Spotlight Display for the Pattern, Graphics, Print month. Previous to this Vincent has been involved in illustrating articles dealing with philosophy and history for the Pictograma Magazine, based in Seville, Spain.

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