Sam Ashby (he/him) is an artist and filmmaker whose research-led practice brings forgotten or concealed queer narratives to light through film, writing, and publications. His work has been presented at a number of international institutions including ICA London, LUX, BFI, Tate Modern, MoMA, MOCA, Van Abbe Musuem, White Columns, and Light Industry.

His first film, The Colour of His Hair, premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017. The film won Best Documentary at London Short Film Festival and is distributed by Criterion and Peccadillo Pictures.

His work has been supported by the Arts Council, British Council, BFI, Wellcome Trust, and Elephant Trust. Ashby was an artist in residence at SPACE (2013), Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR, 2014), Villa Noailles (2022), and is a MacDowell Colony Fellow (2016, 2019). 

He is also the founder and editor of the queer cinema journal Little Joe. A collected edition of the journal will be published by SPBH Editions in 2024.︎︎
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