Victoria Gray is a performance artist based in York, UK. She has developed and presented work nationally and internationally including the UK, Germany, Poland, USA, France and Italy. Her practice-led research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, edited books and presented at conferences in the field of performance.
Her approach to making work is considered an ‘affective practice’. Often durational in length, her work aims to make the experiencing of experience the object of intentional consciousness. Above all her work aims to reinstate the political power of a body that is attuned to affective perceptions, is trans-subjective and is able to articulate itself in the language of a bodily and language based practice.
With artist Nathan Walker, she is co-director of O U I Performance, an artist-led organisation dedicated to research and presentation of performance art. In 2011 she was invited as an informal advisory board member of ]performance s p a c e[, London. She is currently a PhD candidate in Fine Art / Performance at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of Arts, London. Her thesis is titled: Towards a Kinesthetic Universe: Mechanisms of affective transmission and the politics of affective registers.