Ria Hartley

Ria Hartley is an interdisciplinary artist & researcher based in Bristol, UK. Her work has taken forms as devised theatre, site-specific and durational performance, live art, installation, video, photography, one-to-one performance and socio-political art. Her practice pays close attention to memory, identity, human relationships, and shared narratives and is concerned with recycling, returning and repair. She has taught as an associate lecturer in BA Theatre at Falmouth University (2010 - 2013) and was a visiting artist lecturer for BA Theatre: Performance at Plymouth University (2012).  She has delivered various training in devised theatre, media and performance and site-specific performance. Her current project The Genetic Body is an auto-ethnographic exploration of her diasporic identity through DNA testing. Upcoming performances include: Matilda and Me (Word of Warning, hAb Arts, June 2015) SPIT KIT  (Fierce Festival, Oct 2015)  Untouchable (Re:Play: Poetry International, Southbank Centre, July 2015, Flying Solo Festival May 2016).