Rachelle Viader Knowles is an artist/academic, and Associate Head of Art and Design at Coventry University. Her creative practice explores translocality, dialogue as art, and artistic practices/methods developed through participation, collaboration and networks. Her works have been performed, screened, found, played, encountered, read or heard in numerous international venues including: Conflux, and the Experimental Text Festivals in New York; Three Walls Gallery in Chicago; Residencia Corazon Gallery in La Plata, Argentina; Chapter Gallery in Cardiff, Wales; the Kwangju Biennale in South Korea; YYZ Gallery in Toronto, the Berlin International Film Festival; the Gyumri Biennale in Armenia; and the Can Gelabert Cultural Centre in Mallorca. In 2007 she was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s contemporary art prize. She is an active member of the international advisory board for the Armenian Art Centre of Social Studies based in Yerevan, Armenia.
Previous to her current role at Coventry University, Rachelle served as Head of Visual Arts at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada from 2010 – 2014. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Windsor in Ontario Canada, and a BA (Hons) in Interactive Arts from the University of Wales. She is currently undertaking practice-led PhD research on the topic of translocal approaches to dialogue-based art, through the Transart Institute and Plymouth University.