Conal McStravick is a queer, non-binary artist, independent researcher, moving image programmer and writer based in London, UK. Since 2012, McStravick has worked with the archive of UK artist, film maker and AIDS activist Stuart Marshall (1949-1993).
McStravick has staged retrospective screenings, public presentations and collaborative workshops on Stuart Marshall at Hospitalfield, Arbroath and AMIF2015, Glasgow, in 2015; Birkbeck Essay Film Festival and HIV /AIDS Community Lecture Series in 2016; Communal Knowledge, Showroom, London, as well as public events at ICA, London, MAC, Belfast, The Northern Charter, Newcastle and presentations at BFI Flare, Newcastle University and Chelsea College of Art in 2017-19.
In 2020, McStravick contributed the online exhibition and interview series Picturing a Pandemic through LUX and Vtape, and in 2020-22, Pride Inside and Queer Care Camp as part of Desperate Living at Studio Voltaire, London. In 2021, they presented on Stuart Marshall for Vtape and Archive/Counterarchive and in 2022 will undertake a PhD on Marshall at Northumbria University, UK. They write on the feminist and LGBTQ+ archive and contemporary art practices for Art Monthly, MIRAJ and LUXonline.