Born in 1997 and raised in Ipswich, Suffolk, Jake Waddell's work seeks to subvert and question the everyday, the mundane and socially-bound-up rules of conduct through the injection of fiction and fantasy into familiar situations. Through performances that enact and re-enact this muddling of fiction and reality, the viewer is invited to believe in these imagined possibilities and question the authority of the socially-bound-up rules that dictate our behaviour.


BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London (2016-19)

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Suffolk New College (2015-16)

Selected Exhibitions


Scarlett and Friends' Front Room Spectacular, Fox and Firkin, Lewisham (regular performer 2019-2020)

Goldsmiths Degree Show - Goldsmiths, University of London, June 2019

Badonkadonk 2 - Goldsmiths, University of London, May 2019

Cell Block Tango - Deptford Old Police Cells, April 2019

Everything must go!: A Goldsmiths Out-erim show - Laurie Grove Baths, New Cross, March 2019

THEMSELVES Warehouse festival - Unit 8, Copeland Park, Peckham - March 2019

TBC - The Copeland Gallery, Peckham, February 2019

12/12 - The Flying Dutchman, Camberwell, January 2019

Cabin Fever - Hoxton Cabin, December 2018

Tenderfeet - Hoxton Cabin, June 2018

Birds - VFD, Dalston, October 2017