Theresa Moerman Ib is a visual artist and filmmaker, born in The Netherlands, raised between England, Belgium and Denmark, and currently based in Glasgow, UK. She has a First Class BA (Hons) with distinction from Glasgow School of Art, where she also works as a Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art Photography.
Theresa's 2012 Glasgow School of Art degree show was selected for the Royal Scottish Academy's New Contemporaries, where it won the Adam Bruce Thomson Award. She was subsequently featured in the Catlin Guide, an annual catalogue of the 40 most promising UK art school graduates.
Memory and hauntology are recurring themes in Theresa's practice, often expressed through the repurposing of found materials. Rooted in the autobiographical, her work regularly explores the narrative of the self as a fiction that can be constructed, deconstructed and reconstructed.
In 2014, Theresa co-curated "Part Seen, Imagined Part", a Glasgow School of Art exhibition about loss and resilience. For the 10th edition of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, she curated "Good Grief", a short film programme designed to encourage conversations about mortality.
The Third Dad, Theresa's first documentary, was commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Creative Scotland and Channel Four and premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2015. Winner of a BAFTA Scotland New Talent award, it was also named Best UK Short at London’s East End Film Festival. The film was selected for more than 25 film festivals and screenings worldwide, and received nearly 400,000 views online as a Vimeo Staff Pick.