Warren Harper is a curator and researcher based in Essex. His work has reflected on the recent and historical cultural shifts of his home county of Essex, from its architecture, industry and how communities engage with or are impacted by these changes. He is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths Art Department where his practice-based curatorial research project will investigate the relationship between the nuclear landscape of the Blackwater Estuary, home to the Bradwell Nuclear Power Station, and its communities and technologies. In 2017 he participated in a residency programme with Arts Catalyst and S-AIR in Hokkaido, Japan, to research nuclear power and alternative energies. There he initiated, alongside James Ravinet, research-led project Institute for the Recognition of Peripheral Interests (IROPI). Warren is also Director at the Old Waterworks, a project space and artist’s studios in Southend-on-Sea.

Director | The Old Waterworks

PhD Candidate | MARs Department of Art, Goldsmiths University of London | 2018 -

MA Curating Contemporary Art | University of Essex | 2012 - 2014

BA (Hons) History of Art | University of Essex | 2009 - 2012