Rachel Cunningham is a London based photographic artist. Her photography practice explores time, place history and myths, She has worked, among other things, on memory and representation, myths linked to territories, borders and belonging. Her current research explores the possibilities of thinking about photography through touch. Her work has been selected for a number of exhibitions and is held in private collections both in the UK and abroad. Rachel has MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster & MA Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, she is Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Westminster.
2011 In Situ, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2010 The Otter Gallery, Chichester.
2022 A Matter of Cause, London Gallery West, London
2020 Unfolding, London Gallery West, London
2018 Overwriting, Archive Gallery, London
2015 Origins: PHOTOUK-INDIA, British Council, Delhi, India.
2015 Material Light, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia.
2015 Bhrigu Kr Sharma & Rachel Cunningham, The Rose, Delhi, India.
2014 Open House, W113 GK1, Delhi, India.
2013 Material Light, The Project Space, University of Westminster, London.
2013 Prix Voies Off, Arles, France.
2013 Beauty & The Beast, W113 GK1, Delhi, India.
2013 Re:Renewal, Framing Transition in the Indian Landscape, William Goodenough House, London.
2012 Beauty & The Beast, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2011 Open West, Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham.
2011 re: control, The Oubliette, London.
2010 Sight, Unseen, Photofusion, London.
2009 Territory, The Otter Gallery, Chichester.
2009 Open West, Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham.
2008 Skipintro, P3, London.
2008 Home, The Foundry, London.
2007 Best of Photography 2007, London Gallery West, London.
1997 Flesh and Stone, Fordham Gallery, London.
1995 Coup, Fridge Gallery, London
Awards, Publications and Reviews
2009 Winner, Photo Open /Territory, The Otter Gallery, Chichester.
2009 Award Winner, The Open West, Cheltenham.
2011 Open Magazine, Exhibition Review by Janice Pariat, https://openthemagazine.com/art-culture/minds-eye-view/
2010 British Journal of Photography (on-line edition): Open Eyes by Diane Smyth.
2010 Chichester Observer (Exhibition Preview) In-Situ by Phil Hewitt.
2010 Radio Two (Exhibition Review), Sue Steward on The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman.
2009 Zoum Zoum (Libération newspaper photography blog): Silence, on Transfère.
2009 The Open West Exhibition catalogue.
2022 Panel discussion with artist Caroline Burraway, precarious: new video works by caroline burraway, Ciné Lumière, London
2013 Artists Talk, Re:Renewal, in coversation with Pujan Gandhi and Janice Pariat, William Goodenough House, London.
2011 Artists Talk, in conversation with Anne Maniglier Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2011 Artists Talk, re: control, The Oubliette, London.
2010 Artists Talk, Sight,Unseen, in conversation with Lucy Soutter, Photofusion, London.
2009 Guest Speaker, University of East London, Refugee Research Centre, London.
2007 Visiting Artist, School of Art, Mysore India- Artists talk and review of students’ portfolios.