Armelle Skatulski

Armelle Skatulski is an artist and researcher undertaking a practice-based PhD at the Royal College of Art in London, researching photographic archives of work accidents and their role in the biopolitics of capitalist extractivism. She was granted an AHRC Technē Doctoral Scholarship in 2017. 

She recently completed an art residency at Convention House, East Street Arts (Leeds, UK), funded by the Weston Culture Fund (July-November 2022), which culminated in a public workshop exploring the politics of virtual reality and social computing, during which she presented "Two repeated-measures experiments" (2022), a work in progress.

Most recent exhibitions include: Intersectional Matter: Waste, Station Gallery, Frome (2023-upcoming); RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (May-July 2022); Unruly Encounters, South Park Galleries, London (March 2022); Research Biennale MRes 21, Royal College of Art, London (Feb. 2021); There’s something lurking in the shadows, Dyson Gallery, RCA & NAFAE, London (March 2019); Flight Mode, Assembly Point, London (July 2018).

Armelle also works as a freelance researcher and commissioned artist for progressive think tanks with a focus on the data economy, digital rights, the internet of things, automation, and post-work futures. She produced a schematic map of the datafication of work for the think tank Autonomy (Data Archeogram, January 2021) and since May 2021 she is a visiting scholar at the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab UWA, researching and visualising data mining ecosystems in various domains including the VR economy. 

You can find her RCA research profile here.


2015-| PhD, Royal College of Art (AHRC/Technē DTP), London, UK.

2008 | MA Cultural Studies (Distinction), Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.

2004 | BA (Hons) Photography (First class), Dublin Institute of Technology, Rep. of Ireland.


2022 | Convention House Commission (Garfield Weston Culture Fund).

2021 | MTPL Commission (Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab UWA).

2020 | Doctoral Training Partnership WP Fund (AHRC / Technē).

2017 | Doctoral Training Partnership Technē Scholarship (AHRC).

2014 | IdeasTap Fund / Magnum Photos Professional Practice.

2008 | Masters Preparation Award (AHRC).


2021 | Honorary Fellow & Visiting Scholar at the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab, University of Western Australia, Perth.


2022 | Convention House Residency, East Street Arts, Leeds, UK.

2020 | Research Partnership, Autonomy, London, UK (RCA / AHRC / Technē).

2018 | The Object of Research Residency, University of Cumbria, UK (RCA / AHRC / Technē).

2016 | CAITM Residency, The Centre des Archives Industrielles et Techniques de Moselle, France (RCA / AHRC / Technē).

2015 | Bow Arts Foundation Live/Work Scheme, London, UK.

2014 | Magnum Professional Practice, Magnum Photos, London Print Room, London, UK.


2021 | The Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab, UWA - Honorary Fellow.

2020 | Autonomy Research Partnership, London, UK - Partnership Researcher.


2023 | A. Skatulski, Excavating Virtual Presence, Convention House, ESA, Leeds, UK - artwork & research blog.

2022 | A. Skatulski, Nachtrag, Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition Catalogue, Dublin, Ireland - artwork.

2021 | A. Skatulski, Archive Sub-Versions,  MRes 21, Royal College of Art Research Biennale [online] - artwork.

2021 | A. Skatulski, Data Archeogram, Autonomy [online], AHRC/Technē Partnership & the Alex Ferry Foundation - schematic map and research paper.

2020 | A. Skatulski, Algorithm in Command, Autonomy [online], AHRC/Technē Partnership - research blog.

2019 | A. Skatulski, "Archive Sub-Versions," Speaking With: Mavor / Hebson, an RCA SOAH Research Symposium - conference paper.

2018 | A. Skatulski, "Re-enactment, the Accident and the Archive," Re-enactment, an RCA Visual Arts Lecture Series - conference paper.

2018 | A. Skatulski, Dédoublement d'appareil, in PROVA 4, edited by Chantal Faust, Royal College of Art Annual Research Publication - artwork.

2017 | A. Skatulski, "Sense is not a reservoir," Daybreak symposium, Asylum, London - conference paper.

2014 | A. Skatulski, Anarchive#n, Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition Catalogue, Dublin, Ireland - artwork.


2023 | Intersectional Matter: Waste, Group Show, Station Gallery, Frome, UK.

2022 | RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

2022 | Unruly Encounters, Group Show, South Park Galleries, London, UK.

2021 | MRes 21, Royal College of Art Research Biennale, London, UK.

2019 | There's Something Lurking in the Shadows, RCA Group Show, Dyson Gallery, London, UK.

2018 | Flight Mode, RCA Group Show, Assembly Point, London, UK.

2018 | Documents, Group Show, Lumen Studios, Lumen Studios,

2017 | Daybreak, RCA Group Show, Safehouses, London, UK

2016 | Matter, Group Show, Woo Studios, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, UK.

2015 | Athens Photo Festival Shortlist, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece.

2015 | Evidence, Format International Photography Festival Shortlist, Derby, UK.

2014 | RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

2012 | RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

2011 | We worked in squares & loved in triangles, Group Show, The Bloomsbury Group, SSE Space, Store Street, London, UK.

2011 | Collectors’ Show, The Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Rep. of Ireland.

2010 | Inventaire des œuvres démembrées, part of Unbuilding, Collaboration with Tamsin Snow, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Rep. of Ireland.

2009 | Reworking, Collaboration with Tamsin Snow, Yorkshire Art Space / Persistence Works, Sheffield, UK.


2019 | A. Skatulski, "Archive Sub-Versions," Speaking With: Mavor / Hebson, an RCA SOAH Research Symposium. Keynotes: Prof. Carol Mavor (University of Copenhagen) and Nadia Hebson (Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm); chair: Prof. Rebecca Fortnum, Gorvy Lecture theatre, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, UK. 

2018 | A. Skatulski, "Re-enactment, the Accident and the Archive," Re-enactment, an RCA Visual Arts Lecture Series, chaired by Chantal Faust & Prof. Rebecca Fortnum, Gorvy Lecture theatre, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, UK.

2017 | A. Skatulski, "Revisiting Technologies of the Self," MA Fine Art Seminar, with Graham Hudson, Battersea, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2017 | A. Skatulski, "Sense is not a reservoir," Daybreak symposium, an RCA Research Symposium, Asylum, London, UK.

2017 | A. Skatulski, “Incommensurable Trace,” Resistance, without presupposition: language, philosophy, film and performance, an RCA Research conference. Keynotes: Kristen Kreider / Jason Waite / Holly Ingleton / Howard Caygill. Chaired by Aura Satz & Yve Lomax. Gorvy Lecture theatre, School of Fine Art, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, UK. 

2014 | A. Skatulski, "Heterochronia and the Space of the Photograph," Heterotopia, Onion Discussions: a Sculpture Public Lectures Series 2012, School of Fine Art, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, UK.

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