You Move Me (Zagare)
Zagare Fringe Festival, Lithuania
August 2017

The Situation Room
Somerset House, London. 8th December 2016
The Narrow World was screened at The Situation Room... an evening of creativity and discussion produced by Fuel.

Lightmoves Festival of Screendance
Limerick, Ireland
November 2016

Galvanizare, a film made in collaboration with Laura Murphy has been selected for the official short film programme,

By Other Means: Forgetting
Tramway, Clapton, London E5
June 2016

Gemma has been selected to take part in a group show at the Tramway in London around the theme of 'forgetting'.

Lightmoves Festival of Screendance
21/22 November 2015
Folkestone Moves will be presented as an installation work at this year's Lightmoves Festival of Screendance in Limerick, Ireland.

Les 3 Du Trois, Luxembourg
The Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (TROIS C-L)

3rd June 2015
Presentation of film work made during E-Motional residencies at TROIS C-L (Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois).

Zagare Fringe Festival
Zagare, Lithuania

May 2015
Site specific installation within festival programme

Folkestone Moves
A new artwork made in collaboration with Folkestone residents. Funded by Arts Council England:
Brewery Tap Gallery, Tontine St, Folkestone
16th -19th October 2014 (11am - 5pm)
15th October 6.30pm Talk and private view
Site specific installation in Folkestone Harbour
25th October 2014
7pm -10pm

Litmus (Group Show)
November 2013
Brewery Tap Gallery, Tontine St, Folkestone

September 2013
Cork Film Centre, Ireland
Exhibition of film works made by Laura Murphy in collaboration with Gemma Riggs and Monique Besten.

E-Motional Festival
April 2013
MNAC (Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest)
Exhibition of film and performance from participants of E-Motional Bodies and Cities awards 2012-14

Internal Facade
February 2013
Firkin Crane, Cork City, Ireland.

A performative work made in collaboration with Laura Murphy and Mircea Ghinea.

Group Show (2001)
Group show at Loading Bay Gallery, Old Truman Brewery


Lightmoves Festival of Screendance
Galvanizare (2016)

Zagare Fringe Festival, Lithuania
April 2015

Lightmoves Festival of Screendance
Step (2014)

Whitstable Biennial 2014:
June 2014

Coastal Currents Arts Festival:
Step and Cipher
September 2014

Tipperary Dance Platform
Step and Cipher
October 2013


Arts Council Grants for the Arts
May 2017
Funding for the production of You Move Me

British Council / Arts Council: Artist's International Development Award
Sept 2016

Support to undertake a two-stage collaboration in Romania with choreographer and dancer Cosmin Manolescu in 2016 / 2017.

Shakespeare Reworked: British Council, Tunisia
November 2015

A ten-day residency in Tunis with Melanie Wilson, working with a group of Tunisian women to create a contemporary response to Shakespeare's work.

MAP: Sharing of Process
Bucharest, Romania
July 2015

A two-week residency with ZonaD Dance Lab in Bucharest, with a focus on sharing practice with three other invited artists / groups; Rogerio Nuno Costa (PT, performance artist), Institutul Prezentului, Centrul de Teatru Educațional Replika & Arcadie Rusu (RO, coregraf).

Zagare Finge Festival (Lithuania): Invited artist. May 2015
Gemma has been invited along with a number of international artists to participate in the first Zagare Fringe Festival.
More information here

Folkestone Moves: Arts Council Grant (Grants for the Arts). Sept 2014
A successful application to produce a new participatory artwork, Folkestone Moves, which will be made and presented as part of the 2014 Folkestone Fringe.
More information here.

E-Motional Bodies and Cities 2012 -2013

Gemma was selected to participate in a series of European-wide Artistic Research residencies working with 4 other visual and performance artists from Ireland, Cyprus, Latvia and Romania. Locations & working periods:
Riga: September 1-15, 2012, London: January 14-28, 2013, Bucharest: April 4-14, 2013

Tate Thought Workshops
July 2013 - March 2014

Selected to be one of 30 participants in a series of workshops and interventions curated by Quarantine and Tate.
More information on the project here.