ABOUT

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Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer.

He is the recipient of the 2021 Jean Vigo Prize for Best Director at Punto de Vista, Spain, for the film Surviving You, Always; the 2020 Best Experimental Film award at Curtas Vila Do Conje, Portugal ,  and the 2020 New Vision Award at CPH:DOX, both for the film South (2020).

His moving image work has been shown and exhibited widely at festivals and institutions including: Mcevoy Foundaton for the Arts, San Francisco; Konsthall C, Sweden; David Dale, Glasgow; European Media Art Festival, Germany; Alchemy Film and Arts Festival, Scotland Images Festival, Toronto; International Film Festival Rotterdam; and Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami.

Over the past ten years, his critically incisive writings on contemporary art, aesthetics and their socio-political contexts, have featured in publications including Art Monthly, the Wire, and the Guardian, and helped shape the landscape of discourse and debate in the UK. A key reference here is his 2017 text The New Conservatism: Complicity and the UK Art World’s Performance of Progression, available here: https://conversations.e-flux.com

Quaintance’s films are distributed by LUX, London.

Contact: distribution@lux.org.uk