Caroline Gervay is a photographer who specialises in processes of “writing with light” through analogue photography, writing, sound, performance, video and participation. She is based in London and collaborates with artists, theatres, communities, researchers in the UK, France and Vietnam. She is currently an associate at Asia-Art-Activism Research Network based at Raven Row Gallery and is working on a photobook called Appearing Act.


10/2019 Gate Darkroom collective show, Thingness, Deptford X festival, Deptford Lounge, London

06/2019-07/2019 Claylands, duo exhibition with artist Martin Brockman, BlackShed Gallery, Robertsbridge, UK

06/2019 Chúng Ta, (Summer Rolls play) Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.

06/2019 Double Take, group exhibition at the Gate Darkroom, as part of the Open Studio weekend at Thames Side Studios, Woolwich, UK

05/04/2019 Resettled Spaces, Examining the Home. Group show. Lien Viet Housing Association, Finsbury Park, London

09/2018 Appearing Act -Viết đi, Viết lại- (Write, Rewrite), solo show, Thames-Side-Studios Unit 0 Lounge, Woolwich, London, UK

​06/2018 Light Touch, group exhibition at the Gate Darkroom, as part of the Open Studio weekend at Thames Side Studios, Woolwich, UK

11/2017 No Maps for What We Know, Gate Darkroom photography group show at Urban Photo Fest, Goldsmiths University, London, UK

08/10/2017 Appearing Act and Chúng Ta at the Albany, part of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, London, UK

07/10/2017 Appearing Act and Chúng Ta at Vietnam Now, The Hive, London, UK

01/10/2017 Appearing Act at Vietnam Now, Foyer Vietnam, Paris, France

03/2017 Duo exhibition with Fosca Democrito, Reunion. Part of "Lights in the Storm”, CRAC Lamezia Terme, Italy

04/11/2016 Collective Traces, Gate Darkroom group exhibition by 7 members of the Gate Darkroom, Urban Photo Festival, Goldsmiths, Tate, London, UK

09/2016 Feeding the Millions, paintings by Xanthe Mosley, photography by Caroline Gervay, poems by Rachel Long, Rich Mix, London, UK

08/2015 Mix media Group exhibition, 42 curated by Harry Pye

03/10/2014 Mix media Group exhibition, Elefest. Jolie Laide, curated by Harry Pye, Hotel Elephant, London, UK

11/-2012 Mix media Group exhibition, I Remember, curated by Harry Pye, A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney, London

05/2011 Exploding cinema at the Others, Stoke Newington, London Epiphanique-Ondée

10/2010 SW1 Gallery, 12 Cardinal Walk, London, Print sale.

09/2010 Ninos consentidos Festival Epiphanique-Ondée, Cova de les Cultures, Barcelona, Spain

09/2010 Epiphanique-Ondée as part of the Ultra Motion/Anti-Static exhibition, ToandFor Gallery, Holloway, London, UK



06/01/20-21/01/20 Residency for the play EMMA at Théâtre Paris Villette

27/10/18-21/12/18 Residency at Raven Row with Asia-Art-Activism Research Network, London, UK. Looking at Vietnamese community space in London and space transformation through art making and experimental photography.

02/2019-03/2019  Residency for the play EMMA at Théâtre de l’Escabeau, Briare, and Théâtre des Quartiers d'Ivry, France

01/2018 Residency for the play EMMA at Théâtre Paris Villette, Le Grand Parquet, Paris, France

11/2017 Residency for the play EMMA at Théâtre des Quartiers d'Ivry, France

12/2016 Residency for the play EMMA at Espace 1789 St Ouen, France

04/2015 Chula Residency in Hoi An, Vietnam


07/2018 Mobility First travel grant from ASEF to take part in :Playtime festival in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,  An Ordinary City

02/2016 Phakama Bursary: pilot project Of All People with theatre maker Kate Beales, Gate darkroom, Deptford X, London, UK


​03/20 EMMA, théâtre Paris Villette, Paris

03-04/10 Enterre Moi Mon Amour_theatre performance at Carreau du Temple, Paris, France

27/01/2017 Live Friday "Linguamania" at Asmolean Museum, Oxford with Pegasus Theatre, UK

04/11/2016 Collective Traces, Gate Darkroom group exhibition by 7 members of the Gate Darkroom


My work features in the following:

Catalogue for exhibition Resettled Spaces, Examining the Home

Article published in Indigo Magazine, 3 women, looking at the representation of Asian women in family archives.

Clay in Common, Julia Rowntree and Duncan Hooson, Triarchy Press

Playing for Time, Making Art as if the World Mattered by Lucy Neal, OBE; Oberon Books

Catalogue for exhibition Feeding the Millions

Catalogue for exhibition Claycargo



06/2018-06/2019 becomes associate of Asia-Art-Activism Research Network

2018 Becomes part of the collective FemmesPHOTOgraphes

03/2018-2019 R&D in Paris with youth organisation Phakama, part of London, Paris, Athens Refugee Network research project, Queen Mary University, London, UK

05/2017 Becomes co-director at the Gate Darkroom, Thames-Side Studios, Woolwich, UK

08/2017 Takes part in Dis/orient workshop, screening and talks, Berlin, Germany  

08/11/2016 Of All People participatory project with story teller Kate Beales, Urban Photo Festival, the Gate Darkroom, London, UK

07-09/2016 Co facilitation and curation at Festival of Choice, Amnesty International, with Sin Fronteras and Fotosynthesis, Latin American Women's Rights Service LAWRS, London, UK

01/2014-03/2018 Fotosynthesis' projects: Literacy and Numeracy through Photography in the primary schools of Lambeth, London, UK

03/2015 Going Back In Time, pinhole camera workshop, Sixspace, Hanoi, Vietnam

2014 Becomes Associate Artist at Phakama UK

02/2013 Co facilitation on photo-therapy group in south London, SELPH with Dr Elinor Hynes



11/2013 Training at Photovoice-designing and delivering participatory photography

2007-2010 BA (Hons) Photographic Arts, Westminster University, London UK

2005-2007 LLCE Anglais, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France