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Vicki Thornton (born 1981, Derby, UK) is a visual artist and filmmaker working between the cinema and the gallery. Her work combines documentary and fiction filmmaking approaches to examine relationships between place, memory, performance and identity.


Vicki is currently working on her first feature-length creative documentary, (N)OSTALGIA, which she developed during the British Council Ukraine, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival’s ‘DocWorks UA/UK’ programme for emerging British and Ukrainian filmmakers. She was also artist-in-residence at IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Kyiv as part of the British Council and the Liverpool Biennial’s ‘SWAP UK/Ukraine’ artist residency programme in September-October 2017.


Recent presentations of her work have taken place at Yermilov Centre, Kharkiv (2018); Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic (2017); PÖFF Black Nights, Tallinn, Estonia; DOKLeipzig, Germany; Cambridge Film Festival, UK; Alchemy Moving Image Festival, Scotland; and Clermont-Ferrand, France (all 2016). She has previously undertaken residencies at Château de Sacy, France and at Lo Schermo Dell’Arte Film Festival in Florence as part of the VISIO European Workshop on Artists’ Cinema.


Vicki completed her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London and is currently undertaking a PhD in Film Practice at Queen Mary, University of London.