Uma Breakdown is a Gateshead based artist and researcher concerned with the economies of horror, production and the nonhuman.
They have worked extensively in disability pedagogy and are presently an AHRC funded practice based art PhD candidate at Northumbria University with the research title “Understanding an Art practice of Mucosal Play: Abject Waste, Ahuman Desire, and Difference”. Recent projects and presentations include online commission "The Inhuman Ecstasy of Toxic Waste” for http://www.wormrefuse.org/ (2018), solo exhibition “Creature of Havok” at Serf, Leeds (2017), group exhibition “Janusware” at Res. Gallery, London (2017), video presentation "The Heartbeat of Kong or More Mouse Bites" at The Royal Geographical Society, London (2016), and collaborative exhibition with artist Alfie Strong "Green Fuzz" at Xero, Kline & Coma, London (2016).
Recent publications included in “Lossy Ecology”, edited by Louisa Martin and published by Flat Time House 2017, and "The Body That Remains", edited by Emmy Beber and published by Punctum in 2018.