Michelle Williams Gamaker is an artist working in moving image. She interrogates cinematic artifice, deploying characters as fictional activists to critique the imperialist storytelling in 20th-century British/Hollywood studio films.
Her work has screened at BFI FLARE LGBTQ+ Film Festival (2017), BFI’s LFF Experimenta (2018, 2021) and is in the Arts Council Collection.
She is joint-winner of Film London’s Jarman Award 2020, which toured to LUX Scotland, Nottingham Contemporary, g39, Spike Island, Towner Eastbourne, Whitechapel Gallery, The MAC and AEMI. She is recipient of the Stuart Croft Moving Image Award 2020 and a Decolonising the Archive Research Residency 2021 (UAL Decolonising Arts Institute).
Her latest film The Bang Straws premiered at BFI LFF Experimenta, with a special jury commendation for the Short Film Award, and also featured at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, where it won Best Experimental Film. Her Dissolution Film Trilogy is currently on show at Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland.