Francis Whorrall-Campbell

Franc*s Whorrall-Campbell

(b.1995) is an artist, researcher, writer and sometimes art critic from the UK. Working across text, sculpture, and the digital, their work explores and advances a trans poesis, probing the link between making an artwork and making a (gendered) self – or, how art and writing can be tools for transition. This practice is guided by research into materialist histories of trans becoming, including histories of DIY transition, mutual aid, trans medicine, trans aesthetics, and other conditions which promote or inhibit trans survival.

Work Full portfolio available upon request


'Beating Around the Butch: A Conversation on Uncertain Transmasculinities', with Sita Balani, Ray Filar, Tanaka Fuego and D Mortimer, Goldsmiths CCA, London, April 2024
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT HAVE BEEN DOWNLOADED, publication on the occassion of the exhibition 'sun, waiting for flawless', Project Arts Centre, Dublin, May 2024
‘Cowboys And Horse Girls: Fanatic Assembly And Transspecies Assemblage In The History Of HRT’, Performance Studies International #29, London, June 2024
2024 Laureate of the Principal Residency Programme at La Becque, September - November 2024



'A Given Fantasy', performance at Mead Gallery, Warwick, March 2024
'A-pop-calpyse now and whenever!', screening at Modern Art Oxford, February 2024
'$$$ Tops for Top Surgery $$$', fundraising editions, January 2024


Daddy Boy, reading by Áine Mac Giolla Bhríde as part of Winter Solstice Celebrations, Kunstverein Aughrim, December 2023
A-pop-calypse now! Gays and millenarianism from 1200 to 2200, screening as part of 'Sonic Intimacies and Queer Resonances', Nottingham Contemporary, December 2023
'Criticism As Fan Fiction', Texte Zur Kunste, November 2023
'The Realist is a Dreaming Boy', text in response to the exhibition FACET at VSSL Studios, London, November 2023
'You Don't Have to Know You're Trans to Transition (or Isa Genzken, Adorno and the Dollshouse of Gender)', World Picture Journal Annual Conference, Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, November 2023
'Kurt Cobain's Transgender Ideas from In Utero', in TISSUE Papers #01: Making, November 2023
Pretty Doomed, alternative art fair with Queer Art Projects and Ugly Duck, October 2023
'The Graph of Creation and other diagrams', in The BitterSweet Review Issue 2, September 2023
'Kurt Cobain’s Transgender Ideas from In Utero’, in Digital Poetics 4.7, The Hythe/87 Press, September 2023
'Telling and Not Telling: Portrait of Jason (1967) v Moment and Moment 2 (2022)', in Deborah Joyce-Holman: Moment and Moment 2 (Bookworks: London)
'Sneckdown', EACC, Castellón de la Plana, May 2023 - September 2023
'Interview with P. Staff', e-flux Criticism, July 2023
'Loading Bay', National Sculpture Factory, Cork, June 2023
What Gives, digital commission by National Sculpture Factory, Cork, June 2023
A vid-novel in progress, online event hosted by Charles de Agustin on 'Present', New York, June 2023
Live Fast Die Young And Leave An Exquisite Corpse, Montez Press Radio, May 2023
'Where Is The Queer Rave?', e-flux Criticism, March 2023
The Cowboy, text to accompany the exhibition 'Trickster Figures', curated by Jes Fernie at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, February 2023
Trap Piece 7 (BPA), in the exhibition 'The Taste of Water', Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, November 2022 - March 2023


Stone Blues, in the exhibition 'An Aberration', Under Projects, Cape Town, December 2022
FALSE WIFE / FELLOW TRAPS, with Jamie Crewe, Art/Work Association, Auto Italia, London, December 2022
'Wall-nut', The Contemporary Journal, December 2022
'Through the back door: a conversation about marginalised artists and public programming' with Kelly Lloyd and Anna Barham, Modern Art Oxford, November 2022
‘Huw Lemmey and Onyeka Igwe: Ungentle’, Art Monthly, November 2022
Cons-piracy, edition produced for 'Window Texts', CCA Derry~Londonderry, November 2022
‘Moving Home: Reflections on the Brent Biennial 2022’, ArtReview, September 2022
‘Lou Lou Sainsbury: Earth is a deadname’, Art Monthly, August 2022
Reading as part of Speech Sounds, curated by Iarlaith Ni Fheorais, Montez Press Radio, July 2022
The Pocket's Delight: A Conversation on Essays, Secrecy and Signs, Camden Art Centre, July 2022
'An Extraordinary Sketch' and 'Baudelaire', The Hythe, 87 Press, June 2022
Trap Piece 1 (She Studies But She Does Not Learn), in the exhibition 'Speech Sounds', VISUAL Carlow, June - August 2022
‘Pocket Theory’, The White Review, June 2022
I WANT TO GET OFF, Montez Press Radio, June 2022
Untitled and Trap Museum, in the exhibition 'Carpeted Stares', AMP Gallery Peckham, London, June 2022
‘Let The Song Hold Us: Review’, Corridor8, June 2022
'Cornelia Parker at Tate Britain - reviewed', Apollo, May 2022
Meeting in Private in Public, conversation with Rindon Johnson, Art/Work Association, Auto Italia, London, April 2022
'V.L. - Gallery Diary(s): A Proposal for a Trans-Fictional Criticism’, Association for Art Historians 2022 Conference, April 2022
'Producing Knowledge In and Of Africa and the African Diaspora', conversation with Nicola Brandt, Denise Lim & Sumayya Vally, Stanford University, CA, April 2022
Making a Narrative ARK, online workshop with Ugly Duck, London
Introduction to Kalliga, A., (ed.), Artist Run Dialogues (Space52: Athens, 2022)
'Jesse Darling: No Medals No Ribbbons', Art-Agenda, March 2022
‘Home Bodies: Reconfigurations of the Nuclear Home’, Architectural Review, March 2022
I WANT TO GET OFF, Montez Press Radio, January 2022
Queer Use Reading Group, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, January 2022


‘The Queer White Hole: Possibilities for Trans Life in Space’, Architectural Review, November 2021
How to write a door and walk through, CCA Derry~Londonderry, November-December 2021
Conversations Across Place, ed. Nicola Brandt & Frances Whorrall-Campbell (The Green Box: Berlin, 2021), Wysing Arts Centre, March 2021
Three...Redux, solo performance at San Mei, London, July 2021
Underarchive, in the exhibition 'Concealed in the Half Light', Catalyst Arts, Belfast, August-September 2021
Why We We Ecstatic, edition produced for CCA Derry~Londonderry, August 2021
'Audible Worlds', Art Monthly, April 2021
'Light as a Mirror, Voice as a Frame', collaboration with Laura Hindmarsh, January 2021
‘Digital Art and Trans Archiving’, Art-Agenda, January 2021
‘Notes from Up High and Down Below’, in Prototype Anthology 3 (Prototype Press, London: 2021)
‘Eurydice’, in Second Factory (Ugly Duckling Presse, New York: 2021)
The Book of Babel (Death of Workers Whilst Building Skyscrapers, Manchester: 2021)


‘The Room We’re In, or Material is the Limit: a partial history of Ian White’s performances, 2000-2013’, Estate of Ian White, DAAD & LUX, December 2020
‘Morgan Quaintance Early Years, introduced by Frances Whorrall-Campbell’, Vdrome, October 2020
'The Pandemic Will Not Be Televised', Art Monthly, September 2020
‘The Manual of Instructions’, Datableed 13, August 2020
‘Snakes’, in A Queer Anthology of Wilderness (Pilot Press: London) March 2020


2022 ARTWORKS Prize, Visual Carlow
2021 Longlisted for the Desparate Literature Short Story Prize for V. L. Gallery Diary(s)
2021-23 Research Associate, CCA Derry~Londonderry
2020 AMPlify, Wysing Arts Centre
2019-20 Cliff Davies Graduate Scholarship, Oxford University


Archivist with Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing, Banner Repeater, 2021 - ongoing