Theresa Moerman Ib is a Dutch-born visual artist and filmmaker, raised between London and Denmark and currently based in Glasgow. She graduated with a BA (Hons) First Class with Distinction from Glasgow School of Art in 2012, where she also works as a Library Assistant and Visiting Lecturer.
An award-winning selected artist for the Royal Scottish Academy's New Contemporaries 2013, she was subsequently featured in the prestigious Catlin Guide, an annual catalogue of the 40 most promising UK art school graduates.
In 2014, she co-curated "Part Seen, Imagined Part", a Glasgow School of Art graduate exhibition about loss and resilience following the fire that devastated the institution's world-famous Mackintosh Building. She continued her curatorial practice with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival for three years, which included the selection and presentation of "Good Grief", a short film programme intended to encourage conversations about mortality.
Her experimental documentary film, "The Third Dad" was commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Creative Scotland and Channel Four in 2014. It premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival the following year. Winner of a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award, the film was also named Best UK Short at London’s East End Film Festival and has screened at more than 25 film and moving image festivals worldwide. After being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2017, "The Third Dad" garnered close to 400,000 online views.
Theresa Moerman Ib's latest site-specific solo installation "Ghost Light" was created in 2017 as a commission for Edinburgh's acclaimed Hidden Door Festival, which aims to open up disused urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists.
My recent work explores the hidden histories of liminal places by referencing autobiographical and documentary practices. Through the reimagination and reanimation of appropriated materials, culled from the natural world or the everyday yet detached from their familiar functions, I confront the closely related subjects of archive, memory and nostalgia. My multidisciplinary installations and moving image works incorporate time and space to create new contexts that revolve around themes of identity, loss and reanimation.