Kadie Salmon is a Scottish artist (b. 1986) living in London. Salmon uses a combination of digital/analogue imagery and traditional post-production techniques, to create photographs, moving image and sculpture that examine the nature of storytelling and image making. Salmon's practice is research led and often explores historic or contemporary depictions of romanticism, sexuality and desire found in art, literature and film.
Salmon is represented by London gallery New Art Projects and has exhibited internationally for over a decade–receiving awards, grants and residencies which continue to support her practice. Her most recent solo show with New Art Projects was at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York (2020). In July 2020 Salmon launched an artist publication with Fred Mann and New Art Projects. The publication looks at Salmon's practice over the last several years and is accompanied by two essays by writers Emma Wilson and Maria Walsh.
In 2020, Salmon was awarded a Freelands Foundation grant to support her practice, and an a-n artist bursary to fund her collaborative project with Canadian poet Klara du Plessis and Research Centre Artexte, in Montreal, Canada. Their collaborative research–exploring the relationship between text and image will culminate in a joint residency at Artexte in May 2021 alongside a series of seminars and curated readings.
In 2019 Salmon was awarded an Arts Council England (DYCP) grant to produce a new hand coloured moving image work (entitled Hunting Razorbills). Salmon worked with London Creative Network (Space Studios) to develop Hunting Razorbills and is collaborating with sound artist Rebecca Glover to create an accompanying audio that will further explore the relationship between storytelling and image making.
Salmon is a co-founder of art collective Captain Lightfoot (est. 2012). They work with galleries and universities to expand research into the role of narrative in visual art, creative process and curation; organising collaborative projects, exhibitions, workshops, and talks. In their latest project Memory Palace they worked with curator Eliska Zakova and the Prague Academy of Performing Arts (supported by the European Cultural Fund and Step Beyond)- collaborating with 4 multidisciplinary practitioners. Other projects have included touring exhibition Strange Loop supported by The Henry Moore Foundation which took place in Norway and Germany.