Grant Petrey's creative practice spans; time based media, curatorial projects, production and research. He has presented his research and work internationally, with early work being part of the National Collection of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. ​His fine art practice explores temporality via the triangulation of the still and moving image with the sonic. Recent work has been curated by Alex Da Corte, Kathy Rae Huffman and Ruth Claxton, and recently exhibited in the Delaware Pavillion, Bexhill, UK; the Centre for Contemporary Culture Barcelona; Contemporary Art Ruhr, Berlin and Crane Arts, Philadelphia. He currently works as a Senior Lecturer in theory and practice in the School of Screen at University of the Arts London, and Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts. He has worked extensively with Turner Contemporary, Margate, Tate Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum.  ​










Royal College of Art

Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design. London Metropolitan University 

Institute of Education. University College London 

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. University of London

University of Wales, Trinity St David. University of Wales



Selected Projects


Virtual Realities + Alterities RCA Research Symposium and Manifestation. Royal College of Art. London. May 2019. Convened by Claudia Dutson. Panel members including: Eleanor Dare, Johnny Golding, Vali Lalioti, Mandy Rose. Presenting research paper - Transgressing the Monstrous Feminine: Bjork’s Cyber Feminism in the Virtual Reality work Mouth Mantra

SET, London, UK, curated by BF Artist Film Festival. March 2019

Leeds Queer Film Festival 2019. Live Art, Leeds, UK. March 2019

Turf Projects Gallery, Leeds, UK, curated by BF Artist Film Festival. February 2019

Bridlington Contemporary Gallery, UK. September 2018

Queer Vision Film Festival 2018. Nominated for the Iris Prize of Best British Animated Film. Watershed, Bristol. UK

Freiburg Gay Film Festival, Germany. March 2018

Screen 25. London. March 2018

Harrington Mill Studio Gallery, Nottingham, UK February 2018

The London Art Fair 2018. Art Projects Film Programme. Curated by Kerry Baldry. January 2018

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival 2018. Hackney Showroom. London, UK. November 2017

Queer Media 2017. HOMEmcr, Manchester, UK. November 2017

Florence Queer Film Festival 2017. Florence, Italy. October 2017

Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2017. Hong Kong, China. August 2017

FILE Sao Paulo 2017. Electronic Language Festival. Centro Cultural FIESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Curated by Fernanda Albuquerque de Almeida. July 2017

Daybreak. Royal College of Art Research Exhibition 2017. Safe House 1, Maverick Projects. London. July 2017

Trans Site Research Symposium. "Death Tolls" Virtual Reality Experience and Q & A with Ali Eslami. Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore. London. July 2017

Rio Festival of Gender & Sexuality. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 2017

71st Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017. The McLaren Award for Best New British Animation. Edinburgh, Scotland. June 2017.

One Minute. Visual Container TV, International Video Art Channel. Curated by Kerry Baldry. June 2017

Athens Animafest 2017. Athens, Greece. March 2017

RCA Talent Show. Draft House. Old Street, London. UK. Curated by Nora Silva. March 2017

One Minute. DOTBOX, Video Art Projection Space Milano. MIART 2017 - 22nd International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art. Milan, Italy. Curated by Kerry Baldry. March 2017

BFI Flare. London LGBT Film Festival 2017. British Film Institute, South Bank, London. UK. March 2017

Time & Space. New Media Art 2017. Museum CICA, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. February 2017

Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2016. Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, UK. Curated by Franziska Schroeder. November 2016

SPECTRUM: A Survey of Artists Moving Image 2016. Breese | Little Gallery. Curated by Alex Culshaw & Rachel Wilson. London. UK.

December 2016

One Minute Artist Film Volume 9. Rogue Studios. Manchester. UK. October 2016

London Experimental Film Festival 2016. Container Gallery. University of East London. London, UK. October 2016

Game Plan. Creative Producer: Animated Documentaries. V & A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London, UK. October 2016

Bideodromo International Experimental Film & Video Festival 2016. BilbaoArte Production Centre, Sarean Cultural Centre, The French Institute Bilboa. Curated by Josu Lafont. Bilboa, Spain. September 2016.

Heroes. Takt Gallery, Berlin. Germany. Produced by Kate Jessop in collaboration with Alan Warburton, Ian Gouldstone, David Surman.  Arts Council for England Funded. September 2016

London Design Festival 2016. Design Research. Central Gallery, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. UK. September 2016

21st Split International Festival of New Film. Split, Croatia. September 2016

Lacuna. Newgate Gap, Margate. Curated by Josephine Callaghan, Lina Lapelyte & Newton Whitelaw. Artist Film including; Nils Alix_Tabeling, Neil Haas, Grant Petrey, Frederique Pisuisse, Erica Sourti, Sam Tierney. Margate, UK. September 2016

Short Circuit Experimental Films. Next of Kin. Brighton. UK. September 2016

ReThink Art Digital International Festival 2016. House of Culture, Rethymno, Crete, Greece. September 2016

48 Stunden Neukölln. Hi-ReS Gallery. Curated by Kerry Baldry. Berlin, Germany. June 2016

Directors Lounge Contemporay Art and Media. Contemporary Art Ruhr. Berlin. Germany. June 2016

20/92 Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts. Curated by Timothy Belknap & Ryan McCartney. Philadelphia. USA. May 2016

Light Night Liverpool 2016 Arts Festival. Liverpool Small Cinema. Curated by Kerry Baldry. Liverpool. UK. May 2016

Obliqua Videorte & Cinema Experimental 2016. Instituto Cervantes, Lisbon. Portugal. May 2016 

NN Contemporary Art Open 2015. Curated by Ruth Claxton & Matthew Shaul, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, UK.

December 2015 - February 2016

Snap To Grid. Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art. Los Angeles, California. USA. December 2015

L'Alternativa 2015 - 22nd International Film Festival. Centre for Contemporary Culture Barcelona, Barcelona. Spain. November 2015

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. Curated by Kerry Baldry, Including work by Laure Provoust, John Smith, Guy Sherman, Max Hattler and Chris Paul Daniels. Art Project Space, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK. November 2015

Twisted Oyster Experimental Film Festival 2015. Art Kinetic Projects, Zhou Brothers Arts Centre. Chicago, Illinois, USA. November 2015

Grant Petrey, Adrian Randall & Mark Tholander. The Projection Room. The Unstitute, London. November 2015

One Minute Hull. Artist Moving Image Festival 2015. Museum of Club Culture. Curated by Kerry Baldry. Hull. UK. November 2015.

Visionaria International Film Festival 2015. Visionaria Cultural Association, Sienna & Piombino. Italy. October 2015

City Games - The Flaneur & The Dandy. Exhibition Curator. Linear Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. October 2015

Interference Festival 2015. The City Culture Institute. Gdansk, Poland. October 2015

Agendum 1, Revision. Flykingen Intermedia Centre, Stockholm, Sweden. September 2015

Centricity. Exhibition Curator. 5th Base Gallery. London. September 2015

Altered States. Electro Studios Project Space. Curated by Toby Tatum & Mark French. St Leonards. UK. August 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015. The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Digital Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Los Angeles Convention Centre, California. Curated by Kathy Rae Huffman. USA. August 2015

Non Objective Sound. SNO Contemporary Arts, Sydney. Randale Souliere, Mark Franz, Grant Petrey. Curated by Ian Andrews. Sydney, Australia. June 2015

9th Directors Lounge Contemporay Art and Media. Contemporary Art Ruhr. Berlin.  Germany. May 2015

Fringe Arts Bath Festival 2015 - Magic Lantern Artist Film. Teststripfilms. Bath, UK. May 2015

CEC 2015 & CologneOFF X. The Academy of Electronic Arts, University of North Western Hills. Shillong. Meghalaya. India. May 2015

Chortlon Arts Festival 2015 - MANTIS. Chorlton. UK. May 2015

The Engine Room London - International Sound Art 2015. Morley Gallery. Selected by Professor Simon Emmerson, Ray Lee and Mira Calix. London. May 2015

FONLAB 2015. Espacia Particula. Coimbra. Portugal. May 2015

Experiments in Cinema.  Basement Films & the Department of Cinematic Arts,University of New Mexico. Albuquerque. USA. April 2015

FUTURITY. Exhibition Curator. James Hockey Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, April 2015

20/92 Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts. Curated by Alex Da Corte. Philadephia. USA. March 2015

MANTIS Electrocaustic Music Festival 2015.  Anthony Burgess Centre. University of Manchester with New Adventures in Sound: Toronto; Canada & Metanast UK. Manchester. UK. February 2015

Consume Nothingness. Exhibition Curator. James Hockey Gallery. University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. UK. January 2015.

InActu 2014. Institute of Arts, University of Brasilia. Brasilia, Brazil. December 2014

Breaking the 4th Wall. Byron Cinema Project, Nottingham. UK. December 2014

L'Alternativa 2014 - 21st International Film Festival. Centre for Contemporary Culture Barcelona, Barcelona. Spain. Screening & Presentation. November 2014. 

Metanast. Digital Performance Lab, MediaCityUK, Salford. UK. September 2014

CologneOFF X. Onomato Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany. September 2014

Made in Mind. The Warehouse Gallery, Waterloo, London. September 2014

Off the Wall. Terrace Studios & Gallery Open 2014, London. August 2014

Fabrica Utopia. Andros, Greece. July 2014

Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle, Washington. USA. July 2014

Festival Miden 2014. Kalamata, Greece. July 2014

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. Curated by Kerry Baldry, Including work by Laure Provoust, John Smith, Guy Sherman, Max Hattler and Chris Paul Daniels. Chester Arts Centre, Chester, UK..June 2014

Screening Film. The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK 1 Minute, Volume 7. Touring Programme. June 2014

VII Barcelona Video Art Festival 2014. Galleria Contrast, Barcelona, Spain. June 2014

Freerange 2014. Photography week guest portfolio reviewer. Old Truman Brewery. London. UK. June 2014

Ende Tymes Noise and Experimental Festival. Outpost Artist Resource, Queens, New York, USA. June 2014

Ende Tymes Noise and Experimental Festival. Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York, USA. June 2014 

1 Minute, Volume 7. Touring Programme. Rogue Studios Project Space. Manchester, UK. June 2014

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. Ginsberg Film Festival, Steve Biko Centre, Ginsberg, South Africa. May 2014

Facing Extinction by Gustav Metzger – The Exhibition. Artist Film Programme, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, UK. April 2014

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth, UK. March 2014

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. Bloc Projects Gallery, Sheffield, UK. March 2014

Stigmart10 - Video Focus - http://issuu.com/stigmart10press/docs/stigmart10__videofocus__february_20 Online Publication Interview, Paris, France. February 2014 

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. Fairfield Gallery, London, UK. January 2014 

The 17th International Video Festival – Videomedeja. Novi Sad, Serbia. November 2013

Proyector 2013 – The 6th International Video Art Festival. Madrid, Spain; Coimbra, Portugal; Milan, Italy; Tronhiem, Norway. November 2013.

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. The Projection Rooms, Hull, UK. October 2013T

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK. September 2013

Now You See It... Terrace Studios & Gallery Open 2014, London. August 2013

1 Minute Volume 7. Touring Programme. Cofi Roc, Caenarfon, Wales. August 2013

Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle, Washington. USA. July 2013

Expanding the Boundaries of the Learning Institution. Higher Education Academy Annual Conference 2013. University of Warwick. June 2013

Chris Paul Daniels public participation artist film workshops at Turner Contemporary, Margate. UK. May 2013

Cheriton Light Festival, Ramsgate 2013. Curator of Artist Film Programme for Strange Cargo. February 2013

Art School, Change & Innovation. Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle. Washington. USA. December 2012

Petrey, G. (2012) Assessing the impact of students facilitating workshops within the context of a collaborative cross institution project. Enhancing the Learning Experience in Higher Education, International Journal. The University of Northampton. Vol 4, No. 1. 2012. 3 – 16. ISSN 2041-3122. November 2012

The Big Draw 2012. National Campaign for Drawing. Make Do & Draw Collective for Turner Contemporary, Margate. UK. October 2012

The Big Draw 2012. National Campaign for Drawing. Beccy McCray for Turner Contemporary, Margate. UK. October 2012.

Mark Wallinger "Sinemesia". University for the Creative Arts & Turner Contemporary, Margate with Jacqui Davies, Artist Commmission Project Co-Ordinator for UCA. Arts Council for England Funded. July 2012.

Lindsay Seers "Entangled2". University for the Creative Arts & Turner Contemporary, Margate with Jacqui Davies, Artist Commmission Project Co-Ordinator for UCA. Arts Council for England Funded. July 2012.

Peer Learning for Creating Active Communities of Practice. University for the Creative Arts, Teaching & Learning Conference. Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). London. UK January 2012

Sea Whisperers. Community & Student Animation Workshops. Turner Contemporary, Margate. UK. Throughout 2012