Who we are
Wajid is a British artist whose work draws on an inter-disciplinary approach to develop sound-based works encompassing installations, live performances, acousmatic music, graphic scores, and sound sculptures. He is the director of the sound research organisation Modus Arts, and creative director of the Ear Cinema project. He holds an MA in Arts and Design with a focus on Sonic Arts gained from Middlesex University, where he is also currently undertaking a PhD. His work has been exhibited and performed at the ICA Gallery, Arnolfini, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Whitechapel Gallery, Laban, and the Freud Museum amongst others. His interest in working with children has stemmed from his role as the co-chair of Grasshoppers Nursery, based in Hackney, and he is currently an active member of the PTA of Springfield Primary School also based in Hackney. His 6 year old son Isaac, plays lots and lots of synths.
Helen is the founder and director of SoundFjord and her portfolio includes the co-curation (with France Jobin and Yann Novak) of a group show at Oboro (CA); one-off multimedia installations at the ICA and Victoria and Albert Museum. Recent multimedia events have been curated for Goldsmiths, Galerie8, CRiSAP, GV gallery, and such. Her most complex work to date being Sound//Space at V22, featuring a project and performance space, programmed with 50+ talks, masterclasses, workshops and live events. Helen curated the acclaimed, Sbarbi’s Arrow, multiple radio projects for Concertzender (Dutch national radio), as well as educational projects/presentations for FoN festival, Goldsmiths, British Library, Oxford Brookes, Field Studies Masterclass, amongst others. She is currently working with Goldsmiths as a Research Fellow and the first Curator in Residency at Octopus Collective.