About Craig McCorquodale
Craig McCorquodale is an emerging Glasgow-based live artist, understanding performance as a complex scenography of living and being alive. This work is varied, but form and content are often found through unlikely collaborators: people or places that speak viscerally to our shared experience. The images that ask us to recognise our own humanity in the struggle of another.
In this way, Craig is ambitious for ways of working with those who don’t self-identify as artists in performance processes, challenging the presumed aesthetics of this work and exploiting the live moment as a social sculpture built upon risk, contrast and empathy.
In 2020, Craig graduated with a First Class BA Honours in Contemporary Performance Practice from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has recently been supported by Battersea Arts Centre and British Council Mexico, and is beginning work on a commission by Zeitraumexit for Wünder Der Prärie Festival in Mannheim, Germany.
Craig was recently awarded the Jerwood Arts Live Work Fund for 2021 to advance his practice in a range of ways, including supporting an evolving enquiry into colliding performance with construction work.
In addition to his own work, Craig regularly collaborates with 21Common and Mammalian Diving Reflex, and has toured nationally and internationally in these contexts. In recent years, he has worked on projects at Vooruit (Ghent, Belgium); Sydney Fringe (Sydney, Australia), Taranaki Festival (New Plymouth, New Zealand) and Take Me Somewhere Festival (Glasgow, Scotland).