Wilf Speller

Wilf Speller is an artist and filmmaker, born and based in London, UK. Their work emerges from a research and writing practice that reflects on future imaginaries and their representation. Of late, Wilf’s work primarily focuses on the ideological and aesthetic dogmas that shape the spatial politics of late capitalism and the climate crisis.

In 2067 Wilf established the Institute for Archipelago Thinking (IAT), an independent think-tank with the aim to better understand the legal and sovereign status of the world’s remaining land masses. The IAT hopes that through the study of ‘pre-flood’ models of island management we will be able to gain a better understanding of the legal status of ‘post-land-based states’ and the ever-growing numbers of ‘landless people(s)’.

Wilf has exhibited internationally in both galleries and festivals including the 2020 World Expo (Dubai); the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; The Photographer's Gallery (London); HMKV (Dortmund), Broad Art Museum MSU (Michigan) and IMPAKT Festival (Utrecht).

Wilf is a 2020 graduate of the DAI and in 2021 was resident at Alserkal Art Foundation, Dubai.


Learn more about Wilf Speller's 20 minute presentation Innie for the AEROPONIC ACTS 2020 - DAI's 3 day lectures marathon at Radio Kootwijk, August 2020. 

Learn more about Wilf Speller's written MA thesis (DAI, 2020): Dream Homes : The Speculative Aesthetics of Luxury Real Estate Marketing

Follow Wilf's "life after DAI"by means of their website