Michael Cousin (UK)

Michael Cousin
participant in
Celebrate! – netart features 2010
10 Years JavaMuseum

is a moving image artist based in Wales, UK. He is the Founder and curator of Outcasting an online moving image gallery and is currently Freelance Project Manager at g39 in Cardiff. He is also an Artist Member of the Contemporary Art Society, London.

Artist Member of the Contemporary Art Society, London.

Awards and Funding

Creative Wales Ambassadors Award Winner, Funded by the Arts Council of Wales.


Major Creative Wales Award Winner, Funded by The Arts Council of Wales.


UnLtd, Research grant to explore online broadcasting.

Curated Projects


Richard Bevan, g39 Cardiff.

December Eleven, Outcasting Screening on the BBC Big Screen, Cardiff.

If…. Rabab Ghazoul, g39 Cardiff.

Infernal Machine, g39 Cardiff.

If…. Hayley Lock, g39 Cardiff.

For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn, g39, Cardiff.


Picsel+, g39 / Cardiff County Council.

2008 – 2009

Outcasting Seasons 1 – 10.



Urban Jealousy, The 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran. Curated by Serhat Koksal and Amirali Ghasemi.

A touring exhibition, Turkey.


GIFT, Museum MAN, Liverpool.

La Bienal De Venecia, Bogotá, Colombia.

Solo Shows


Little Jewel Cinema, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle.


The Cleaner & the Sign, Biblioteca Tintal, Bogotá, Colombia.


Do the Little Things, Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen.


As Above, So Below. Ruthin Festival of Contemporary Art and Light.


Half A Tick. Gallery 39, Cardiff.



The Artist-Object Project, Commissioned to respond to the applied arts section of the National Museum of Wales.


Artscape, Commissioned to make a series of publicly placed short films and digital images for the Thames Gateway urban regeneration scheme in Barking and Dagenham.



Star Radio, Public radio project, CBAT & National Museum of Wales.


Foundation and Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. A one-month experimental residency based at the FCCA.


LabCulture, Multi-media residency based in the Lighthouse Centre in Brighton.



Radio Wales Arts Show Outcaasting / Artes Mundi review.


Painting the Dragon. Featured on a contemporary arts programme on BBC1 Wales.


1996-1998 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Fine Art, Masters Degree.

1993-1996 Southampton Institute of Art and Technology. Fine Art, BA (Hons), First Class.


2003-2009 Freelance Project Manager at g39, an artist-led space in Cardiff.

2006-2009 Founder of Outcasting an online moving image gallery.

2004-2009 Freelance International Opportunities Researcher for a-n, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

2008-2009 Freelance Part-Time Lecturer at the University of Glamorgan, Fine Art BA.

2005-2007 Associate Lecturer for Cardiff University in Digital Video Production.

2003-2005 Part-time lecturer on the Fine Art Media and Fine Art BA courses, Southampton.


The Go Between – Volume 1, 2009

Virtual Residency, ISBN 978-3-9812208-0-3, 2006- 2007

Undercover, ISBN 1-870797-89-2, 2006

Re-Imaging Wales, ISBN 1-85411-406-9, 2006

Anima, ISBN 0-9541810-4-2, 2005

Flourish, ISBN 80-7027-141-8, 2005

Star: a psycho-topography of place, ISBN 0952780291, 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions


Auxesis, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff.


Art & Utility, West Wales School of the Arts Gallery, Carmarthen.

The Space Between, Surrounds Our Desire, The Event, Birmingham. Curated by Mona Casey.

The Artist Object Project, Brecknock Museum, Brecon.

Soanyway, online magazine curated by Derek Horton & Lisa Stansbie.

Host 9: Otherliness, The Late Shows, Vane, Newcastle.

The Artist-Object Project, Brecknock Museum and Gallery, Powys.

Sale, The Royal Standard, Liverpool.


Open Frequency Nomination, AXIS online selection, nominated by Richard Higlett.

Mermaid and Monster Showcase, Contemporary Art Society, London.

If You Build It They Will Come, g39 10th Anniversary Show, Cardiff.

Host:Observatory Millenium Galleries, Sheffield.

25th International Film Festival (Festival International du Premier Film), Annonay, France.


year07, County Hall, London.

Host:Disco, Consortium, Amsterdam.

Virtual Residency, Handwerkgasse, Saarbrücken, Germany.


Vidéoïsme 1, Mains D’Œuvres, Paris, Medellin, Colombia, RLBQ Gallery, Marseille.

Objects in Waiting, End Gallery, Sheffield.

Wild Dog 4, The Space, London.

Jeez, Consortium, Amsterdam.

In Light, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA.

National Eisteddfod, Visual Art Pavilion, Swansea, Wales.

Oriel Davies Open, Undercover, Oriel Davies, Newtown.

Darklight Festival, Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin, Eire.

Infinite Longing, ABC Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

Conjunction06, AiRSpace, Stoke.

37 Seconds, FACT and Big Screen Liverpool in association with BBC.

Le Festival:Nouvelles Images, Anonnay, France.

3-in-1 РSaison Vid̩o, Espace Crois̩, Roubaix, France in association with Fabrica, Brighton.

Copilandia, Sevilla Entre Culturas Festival, Centro de Arte de Sevilla, Seville, Spain.


Star Radio, Cardiff.

Short Circuits: Interrupted, Forum, Sheffield.

DEAF, Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Filmbase, Dublin, Eire.

Flourish, The Moravian Gallery, Brno, The Czech Republic.

TULCA, The Galway Arts Festival, Eire.

Infusion, Phatspace, Sydney, Australia.

OUTVIDEO, Ekaterinberg, Russia.

Black and White Film Festival, Porto, Portugal.

Anima, Galerie B312, Montreal, Canada.


We’re not here to give you pleasure. Galerie Art et Essai, Rennes, France.

Host: Cinema, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield and Falmouth Arts Centre, Cornwall.

Darklight Digital Film Festival 5, Temple Bar, Dublin, Eire.

Do Something, Floating ip, Manchester.

Sixty Seconds, 291 Gallery and Space-twotentwo, London, Darklight Film Festival, Dublin.

OUTVIDEO, The National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinberg, Russia.

The Feast of Silenus, The Embassy, Edinburgh.

The Bigger Picture, The Cornerhouse, Manchester in association with the BBC. RE:THINKING:TIME, Peterborough Digital Arts at the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

First Gstaad Film Festival, Galerie Wandelbar, Switzerland.

RRF v.2, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania.


Next Five Minutes, International Festival of Tactical Media, Amsterdam.

Artist’s Survival Kit, Hotel Bellville Gallery, London.

The Olive Project, Tranztech, Toronto International Media Art Biennial and An-Najah University, Nablus, Palestine.

We’re not here to give you pleasure. g39, Cardiff.

Experimentica 02. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Videoteque by ArtSurgery. TEN Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall.

EEL Event at 291 Gallery. Hackney, London.

Picsel+. Public placed video work and at the National Museum of Wales.

Ffresh 3. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Blinc. Gallery 39, Cardiff.


Experimentica 01. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Radioestensione. Bologna, Italy.

Young Gallesi Artists. Arengario. Milan.


Dialogues. Manege Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Visual Assault. Blueprint Gallery, Brick Lane, London.