Helen Emily Davy (b. 1996)

I am currently studying for a Masters in Art and Science at the Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, and am a graduate of the Fine Art Painting & Printmaking programme at the Glasgow School of Art.


I work in various media including, but not limited to, installation, printmaking, collage, stained glass, embroidery, and text. I often use archival evidence in order to examine how the body is seen and understood as well as power dynamics that surround it, and raise wider questions surrounding ideas of knowledge and perspective and subjectivity. My subjects have previously included Anatomical Venuses, early photography of hysteric patients, and my current research is focusing on nineteenth century and Fin de Siècle magic shows and early cinematographic special effects. 

Vienna / Manchester

Selected Exhibitions


Exploring the Nude: Contemporary British Artists consider the Human Form, the Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow (upcoming, postponed due to COVID-19)

November 2020, Schieben und Geschoben Werden/ Push and be Pushed, Vienna Art Week (screening)

June 2020, die Angewandte Festival, Vienna

Small Things That Hold (performance and installation)

Fuzzy Speculations on Neighbourhood (participant)

February 2020, Allsorts Artists Film Festival, the Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow (screening)

February 2020, Posthuman, Anatolia Schnitzel, Vienna

October 2019, Laundry Service, ArtScience, die Angewandte, Vienna

May 2019, Creative Reactions (as part of Pint of Science festival), The Unexpected Artist, St Enoch Centre, Glasgow

November 2018, Playzone, the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

June 2018, The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow

April 2017, Series 3, the Glue Factory, Glasgow

December 2016, Intersections, the Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

June 2016, 25% Extra, Lauriestion Arches, Glasgow 

June 2016, Girls On Top, the Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 

May 2016, Let’s Limbo, SWG3, Glasgow

May 2016, PAT TESTED, the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

May 2015, Summer Show, City and Guilds of London Art School


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Professional Experience 


Guest on Radiokolleg - Tarot with Julia Grillmayr, November 2021

Interview with the Museum of British Folklore (Parts 1, 2, and 3), August 2021 


Resident at 'Together, Separately' virtual residency, Cel Del Nord, April 2021

Organiser of Feminist Concerns in Art and Science, discussion group for International Women's Day, Art and Science at die Angewandte, March 2021

Organiser of The Artist as Frankenstein, guest lecture by Elliott Mickleburgh, Art and Science at die Angewante, December 2020

Resident at 'Supernatural Women' virtual residency, Cel Del Nord, November 2020


Organiser and Chair of The Table That Doesn't Belong To Us, research presentation by Katharina Mayrhofer, Art and Science at die Angewante, November 2020

Participant in ‘Film Workshop FUŽINE- VIENNA’, a series of executed and planned research, development, and shooting workshops interrupted by COVID-19. Films were instead made in altered circumstances at artist’s homes in Vienna and screened at the Angewandte Festival. Project run as part of of the 27 Neighbourhoods strand of European City of Culture Rijeka 2020.

Participant in ‘the Elsewhere school’ and ‘the school for multispecies conviviality’, ongoing projects based between Vienna, Austria and Fužine, Croatia examining how communities live with science and/or politics; nature and/or culture; facts and/or values. Project run as part of of the 27 Neighbourhoods strand of European City of Culture Rijeka 2020.

Collaborative project with paediatrician Dr Christopher Moxon, specialist in cerebral malaria, exhibited at the Pint of Science festival and supported by the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology, summer 2019.

Archive assistant and researcher for the Graphic Impact: Our Lives in Print project at the Glasgow Print Studios, Autumn 2018.

Facilitator of art workshops to diverse participants, including a practical session on radical embroidery in collaboration with Uncovered Artistry, a charity supporting creative output of survivors of domestic abuse, December 2017.