Collective Exchange was originally set up by three creatives; Ina Norrman, Kate Grimes and Sarah Higgins during a residency in 2016 at Middlesex University. As of 2018 Ina Norrman is the lead artist in the collective.
Collective Exchange is interested in exploring social, historical and site-specific narratives through processes of making in collaboration with artists across different art forms.
Ina Norrman is a designer-maker with a background in psychology and her work is guided by her interest in people and place. Psychological and philosophical ideas are central to her work and she has a keen interest in how processes of making can engage people with the past, the now and the future, especially on social topics. She is also interested in exploring the therapeutic benefits of creativity and making.
Zuleika Lebow is a contemporary fine artist born and raised in London. A graduate of the BA Fine Art course at Middlesex University, her work focuses on issues of identity, race, gender, language and theology. Using a range of mediums including paper straws, photographic techniques and ceramics, she attempts to unpick this subject-matter in a way that is balanced and open.