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Beverley Hood

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Beverley Hood is an artist and academic based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She trained in Sculpture and Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Canada.

Since the mid 1990’s she has interrogated the impact of technology and science on the body, relationships and human experience through the creation of digital media, performance arts projects, film and writing. Her work is interdisciplinary and research-led, undertaken in collaboration with a range of practitioners, including medical researchers, scientists, writers, technologists, dancers, actors and composers.

Beverley creates complex, multi-component artworks that have been performed, screened and exhibited at international galleries, museums and events including: Stockholm Kulturhuser; V & A Digital Futures; Talbot Rice Gallery; Edinburgh Art Festival; LifeSpace - Science Art Research Gallery; ISEA; Edinburgh International Festival; CCA Glasgow; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester. Her work was shortlisted for the New Technological Art Award 2014 - Update_5, at the Zebrastraat Museum, Ghent, Belgium. She has also presented work in non-typical venues, such as medical simulation centres. She has given numerous talks about her creative practice to a range of organisations and audiences in the UK, across Europe and beyond, from the USA, to China, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Beverley is a Reader in Technological Embodiment and Creative Practice, at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), University of Edinburgh. She holds the role of Director of Research in Design from 2018 – 2023. Her teaching responsibilities include students across the Design, ECA and School of Health and Social Science disciplines from undergraduates, postgraduates, through to PhD candidates.

She is a member of research groups at the University of Edinburgh including RAFT (materiality and digital technologies), the Centre for Creative - Relational Inquiry, and the Performance Research Network, and is the ECA Representative for the Centre for Data, Culture and Society.


A short film about walking with technology, as a way to re-think solitude. Filmed and written on an iPhone, during the Covid-19 UK lockdowns.

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