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Susan Stockwell was born in Manchester, England and attained her B.A. in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University (1988) and her M.A. from the Royal College of Art (1993). She now teaches Fine Art part-time at the University of East London. Stockwell also develops work through participatory art practice and has worked with a range of groups including Prison inmates, Cuban refugees and Afghanistan and Iraq veteran soldiers in rehabilitation. The project, Piece Makers was in collaboration with The National Army Museum London (2012–16). In 2013, she made Sail Away, an interactive installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for the Hyperlink Festival. In 2014–15 she was Artist in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratfordupon- Avon where she made new work for the exhibition Sea-Markings (2015). Stockwell has exhibited extensively around the world, including at Tate Modern, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The National Museum of China, Beijing, The Katonah Museum of Art and the Children’s Museum of Art in New York, the Art League of Houston, USA and Manchester City Art Gallery. Her work is in public and private collections including: The V&A Museum, The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam NL, the London Transport Museum, Bedfordshire University, UK, Black Rock Investments and Yale Centre for British Art, USA.