Francesca Vilalta is a Catalan artist who trained at London Guildhall and Central St Martins. Francesca has performed in London at the ICA, the South London Gallery and the Museum of Installation, as well as showed work in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Maastricht. Her current practice is a crossover between art, grassroots politics and citizen media. She specialises in learning and training in Fine Art with a strong emphasis in participation, collaboration and group dynamics. Francesca has taught at London Guildhall University, Kingston University and London Metropolitan University. On BA Fine Art at The Cass, Francesca is leading digital media workshops across Fine Art Studios for the BA Fine Art and BA Photography courses.
Fine Art BA (Hons)
Francesca's independent practice-based research is at the intersection between social art, culture, pedagogy, politics and new technologies. She is very interested in experimenting with new modes of artistic and cultural production, as well as developing alternative models of working with a strong emphasis in participation, collaboration and group dynamics.
Francesca's research topics are in the field of communities of practice. These include aspects relating to: networked cultures, collective practices, social relationships, self-organising systems and cooperative structures, micro-political tactics, and gendered subjectivities.
Participatory, collective and experiential pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching are also important areas of her current independent research.