Claire Hope is an artist making digital videos and live performances, she is also a Lecturer in Fine Art and lives in Leeds. Currently a contracted Part-time Lecturer on the BA Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University, Hope has taught Fine Art at FdA, BA and MA Level in UK Higher Education Institutions for 9 years. An artist for 17 years, Hope has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, screenings and live events. Recently a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Fine Art at the University of Leeds (January-April 2016), Hope produced a new commissioned film 'Contact', 2016. An active researcher in Fine Art, Hope gained a PhD (by Practice) in Fine Art from the University of Leeds in 2015, holds an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design and was a LUX Associate Artist in 2007-8.