Sarah Washington – artist CV

Please scroll down for links to a downloadable biography and photos. Email contact: sarah[at]mobile-radio[dot]net

Radio commissions (selection)

  • One Thought Fills Immensity, Cape Farewell and ORF Kunstradio, Vienna, 2018
  • Render, SAVVY Funk, documenta14, Berlin, 2017
  • Nicht Nur im Kopf, ORF Kunstradio, Vienna, 2017
  • Dance Dance Dance to the Radio, WDR 3, Cologne, 2013
  • City of Drizzle, ORF Kunstradio, Vienna (Nominated for EBU Palma Ars Acustica), 2012
  • 100 Words per Metre, ORF Kunstradio, Vienna / WDR 3, Cologne, 2010
  • duration unknown, VPRO Netherlands, 2010
  • Morsonata, F.O.N festival, Barrow-in-Furness, 2009
  • Hearing in Tongues, 8–part radio art series, Tate Modern, London, 2007

Performative broadcasts (selection)

  • FMeral, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2018
  • Tonic Train, WFMU, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2015
  • Tonic Train, CFRU, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, 2015
  • Introducing Leslie, Deep Wireless Festival, Artspace Wychwood Barns, Toronto, 2015
  • Mobile Radio Band featuring Haco, Resonance FM, London, 2015
  • Feedback – 120th Anniversary transmission, Resonance FM, London, 2014
  • Sketch for Ascent and Descent by Ed Baxter, Science Museum, London, 2014
  • Imaginary Radio Band No.1 collaboration, Addicted2Random festival, Halle, 2013
  • Arts Birthday with Willem de Ridder, Weserburg Museum, Bremen, 2013
  • The Principle of Yeast, Raven Row gallery, London, live in Lisbon & London, 2011
  • Endangered Radio Band, Palazzo delle Arti, Napoli, 2009
  • Oscillatomium, Atomium, Brussels, live in London, Lisbon, New York & Brussels, 2008
  • Clingradio Zurich, Radio LoRa, Zurich, 2007
  • Tonic Train vs. P4, The Morning Show, DR Radio P4, Denmark, 2007
  • Dinner for Two, Art’s Birthday, ORF Kunstradio, Vienna, 2007

Concert tours

  • Unhappy Fly, with Xentos Fray Bentos, Richard Dudanski, John Glyn and Christian Schmidt, Europe, 2019
  • Mobile Radio Band and Tonic Train, with Haco and Knut Aufermann, Europe, 2015
  • Self Cancellation, curated by Rhodri Davies with Gustav Metzger, UK, 2008
  • Feedback: Order from Noise, with Alvin Lucier, Otomo Yoshihide, Nic Collins, Toshimaru Nakamura, Knut Aufermann, Billy Roisz & Xentos Fray Bentos, UK, 2004
  • Kunstradio Tour, with Xentos Fray Bentos, Trefina Mulford, Knut Aufermann, & Lepke B., Europe, 2004
  • ReSponge, with Børre Mølstad, Knut Aufermann and Anselm Caminada, Europe, 2002

Group exhibitions

  • Radiophonic Spaces, Museum Tinguely, Basel, HKW, Berlin, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, 2018/2019
  • Under the Hood – Clingradio, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany, 2017
  • In the Air We Share, Radio Revolten, Halle (Saale), Gemany, 2016
  • Mobile Radio BSP, São Paulo Art Bienal, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012
  • Klingelpütz Parkuhr, Art Special, Cologne, Germany, 2010


  • Dubbelradio, art documentary, supported by Goethe Institut, Stockholm, 2013

Talks (selection)

  • Radiogespräche, Bauhaus University, Weimar, 2018
  • What we’ve learned so far – 10 years of Mobile Radio, Trans X Symposium, Toronto, 2015
  • Community Radio as Post-Capitalist Art, Radio Now: A Symposium, LCC, London, 2015
  • Radio art & Mobile Radio, University of the Arts, London, 2014
  • Community Radio as Post-Capitalist Art, Radio As Art, Weserburg Museum, Bremen, 2014
  • Mobile Radio at the São Paulo Bienal, Iaspis, Stockholm, 2013
  • Mobile Radio BSP & Radia, European Broadcasting Union Ars Acustica, WDR, Köln, 2013
  • Introducing Mobile Radio at the 30th São Paulo Bienal, Goethe Institut, São Paulo, 2012
  • Mobile Radio and radio art, Kunst & Æter, Copenhagen, 2011
  • Mobile Radio, Radiaator festival, Tallinn, 2011
  • Radio Magic, panel discussion, transmediale, HKW, Berlin, 2011
  • Mobile Radio, RadiaLx festival, Lisbon, 2008
  • Mobile Radio and radio art, Academy of Media Art Cologne (KHM), 2008

Workshops (selection)

  • Introduction to Radio Art, CNA, Luxembourg, 2019
  • Radio hacking, Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto, 2015
  • Radio hacking, Radio Campus France & RC Mulhouse, Mulhouse, 2013
  • Creating a Radio Festival – Dubbelradio, Konsthall C, Stockholm, 2013
  • Radio from Scratch, Konsthall C, Stockholm, 2013
  • Radio from Scratch, 30th São Paulo Bienal, São Paulo, 2012
  • Radio from Scratch, Octopus, Barrow-in-Furness, 2010
  • Circuit Bending, Aux, Copenhagen, 2007
  • Circuit Bending, British Council, Bratislava, 2006
  • Creating a Radio Orchestra – DAIRO, Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, 2006
  • Big Mouth Radio Beam with Felix Kubin, Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, 2005

Curation (selection)

  • Curator, Radio Revolten festival, Halle (Salle), Germany, 2015-2016
  • Co-founder, Radia international radio art network, International, 2004
  • Co-founder, Resonance FM, London, UK, 2002
  • Director, London Musicians’ Collective, London, UK, 2001-2004

Publications & Catalogues

  • Knut Aufermann, Helen Hahmann, Sarah Washington, Ralf Wendt, Radio Revolten – 30 Days of Radio Art, Spector Books, Leipzig. Chapters: Under the Skin, Cabaret, and Rituals. 2019
  • Luis Pérez-Oramas, André Severo, Tobi Maier, Isabela Villanueva, Catalogue Thirtieth Bienal de São Paulo, exhibition catalogue, São Paulo, Brazil. Artist feature. 2012
  • Galen Joseph-Hunter, Penny Duff, Maria Papadomanolaki, Transmission Arts, PAJ Publications, New York. Artist feature. 2011



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