Paul Grimmer (born, 1975) lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was also born.
His practice encompasses video, installation, performance and mixed media works, using the body as primary source material. His work often involves collaboration and draws influence from periods of research, predominantly within scientific contexts.
He recently worked as artist in residence at the Medical Research Council, Virology Unit, Glasgow (2008) and on a Base Elements residency with Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland (2009). In 2009/10 his work was exhibited as part of Triparks, a UK touring exhibition of works produced during a residency with Northumberland National Park (2008). In 2009 he performed as part of an international exchange at the Performans Zamani Festival, Istanbul and INX during the Wunderbar Festival, Newcastle. Most recently Paul has been selected to take part in ArtPrize 2010 – the world’s largest art prize.
In the middle of 2010 he has worked in collaboration with a team including choreographers, musicians, technicians and artists to develop an immersive video/audio work for planetaria, called Continuum which has been presented at Newcastle’s Centre for Life. Continuum will also be shown at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Michigan from 22nd September to 10th October 2010 alongside two other planetarium works.