b. 1983 London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK
Emma Boutet’s award-winning practice explores dance, public sphere, [dis/re]connection, affect and experience. Mediums include: dance, performance, video, installation and situational work in the public realm, drawing upon 18+ years experience in dance: researching academically, performing professionally, competing regionally and nationally, and conducting several years of artistic dance-based practice-as-research. Key autobiographical influences are Argentine Tango, Urban Kizomba, Cuban Salsa, Contact Improvisation and somatic movement practices.
18+ years experience in Contemporary Art & Design includes working with Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), FACT (Film, Art & Creative Technology), Liverpool Biennial of International Contemporary Art, Medical Museoin Copenhagen, Walker Gallery, Bluecoat and Pontio Arts & Innovation; leading, developing, producing and supporting UK based and international exhibitions, theatre productions and events - and touring exhibitions in London, New York, Barcelona, Korea, Copenhagen and Australia.
Awards and honours include: Representing University of the Arts London | London College of Fashion to The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in Buckingham Palace, Leverhulme Trust | RCA Arts Scholarship Award, Thinking Digital Emerging Talent Prize Winner, Sir Richard Stapley Educational Grant Award, European Opera Centre Artwork Commission Award, UAL-LCF Travel Scholarship | Cordwainers Award and the Fine Art Prize for Best Academic Achievement in Fine Art (Hons) at LHU. Exhibitions include Tate Modern Lates, RCA2023, Hybrid Realities, Montez Press Radio, Thresholds: The Adjacent Possible, States of Flow (solo) and Outside Gallery Walls.
Completed MA Contemporary Art Practice: Public Sphere at RCA (2023), with previous studies including BA Fine Art (First Class) from LHU, FdA Design & Technology at University of the Arts London | London College of Fashion, and Art Foundation at Parc Menai.
Originally from the Portobello Market area of Notting Hill, with French, Estonian and Irish background. Lives and works in South West London, UK.