Joanna Wright is a Welsh multidisciplinary artist and researcher. Her projects are often long-term collaborations with communities, archive collections, and scientists that re-examine established narratives and relationships between people, place, environment, and time.
She was an artist in residence with the Zero Carbon Britain research project at the UK’s Centre for Alternative Technology, a multi-decade initiative that models a zero-emission society using currently available technology. Her collaborative project, Atomfa (and other stories) which documents the decommissioning of a rural nuclear power station, has recently been awarded in the Digital Communities category at Ars Electronica. Through co-created, hybrid dance/documentary Yn Y Golau, she is researching accessibility and inclusive design in creative digital space.
Her work has been presented internationally, including at the Institute for Contemporary Art London, i-Docs, The British Film Institute, British Council, Channel 4 UK, BBC, IDFA, True/ False, Ars Electronica, and the United Nations. Joanna is honorary senior research fellow at Bangor University, Wales, supported at Open Documentary Lab by the British Council, British Film Institute Horizons, and Ffilm Cymru Wales.
While at OpenDocLab, Joanna is working on Field Guide For a National Park, an anthology of augmented reality stories for the landscape, made in collaboration with people, plants, insects, animals, and archive.