Founder and Lead Artist/Anthropologist

Liz Hingley  is an artist, curator and anthropologist, born and raised in Birmingham, a UK city home to over 180 nationalities. Her interdisciplinary practice blends photography, sculpture, and performance to illuminate systems of belonging and belief that shape societies around the world.

Grounded in ongoing conversations and collaboration with the people and places that her projects relate to, her works draw on the connections between languages, technology, and generations. She is the author of five books.

Liz's projects have received numerous awards, including the Lens Culture Portrait Prize, PhotoPhilanthropy Award, Prix Virginia and a Getty Foundation Grant. She is Artist in Residence at Kings College London (Digital Humanities) and has  held positions at the Migration Research Centre, University College London and SOAS University. Between 2013 and 2017 she lived in China as a visiting visual scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

Liz has led workshops and interactive talks about The SIM Project in over ten countries and welcomes ways to expand the project to new places and people. 

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