Rhea Storr is an artist filmmaker who explores the representation of Black and mixed-race cultures. Masquerade as a site of protest or subversion is an ongoing theme in her work. So too, is the effect of place or space on cultural representation. On occasion she draws on her own rural upbringing and British Bahamian heritage. Rhea Storr often works in 16mm film; she considers that analogue film might be useful to Black artists, both in the aesthetics it creates and the production models it facilitates. She is currently undertaking a PhD entitled 'Towards a Black British Aesthetic: How is Black Radical Imagination realised through 16mm filmmaking practices?' She is a co-director of not nowhere an artists’ film co-operative, London, that has a particular focus on analogue film. She is resident at Somerset House, London and occaisionally programs at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. She is the winner of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 and the inaugural Louis Le Prince Experimental Film Prize. She was educated at Oxford University and the Royal College of Art.
European Media Art Festival; Osnabrueck Germany, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival; UK, Hamburg International Short Film Festival; Germany, Kassel Doc Fest; Germany, Alternative Film and Video Festival; Belgrade Serbia, Chicago Underground Film Festival, US, Crossroads Film Festival; San Francisco US, National Museum of African American History and Culture; Washington DC US, MOCA Los Angeles US, Somerset House ‘Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers’ ; London, Saatchi New Sensations; London and Artist Film International, Whitechapel Gallery; (and various other AFI partner institutions including Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden and Istanbul Modern).