Since completing a BA and MRes in Theatre and Performance at the University of Plymouth, jamie lewis hadley has been working predominantly as a solo live artist, showing work in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, France, Lithuania and Croatia.
His current practise utilises his career as a former professional wrestler and uses it as a departure point to create live art performances that explore, both aesthetically and thematically: blood, deterioration, endurance, pain and violence. His current area of research and creative output is concerned with performing medicine and the history of bloodletting as a medical practice. He has received extensive support in the development of his work, including the Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, Artsadmin, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Ideastap, Old Vic and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Recent commissions include SPILL festival, Birthday Rites (Panic Lab) and a commission to create a new piece of work with seminal artist Franko B.