Uma Breakdown (they/them) is an artist interested in animals, horror, queer feminist literature, and games design. Everything they make is about some combination of love, grief, hallucination, and an excess of joy.
In 2020 they finished a PhD about The Evil Dead, care, trans* écriture feminine, and disaster. They make video games with Sammy Paloma about the divine and occult providence of transfemme existence and live in Gateshead, UK.
Their recent projects include “The Speculative Dismemberment of Agent Leon Kennedy” for Market Gallery (Glasgow, 2022), “Take The Moonlight by The Tail” for Arebyte Gallery (London, 2021), and “Wastework” for TEXTUR (Berlin, 2021).
Imminent projects include the group shows “Practising Futures While Grieving in Eight Movements” at Klosterruine (Berlin, 2022) and “Hinterlands” at Baltic (Gateshead, 2022).
Uma is also presenting their first solo exhibition “Earth A.D.” co-commissioned by and touring across Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge, 2022), FACT (Liverpool, 2023), and Quad (Derby, 2024).
Uma is a selected fellow for our Unseen Futures Fellowship.