Bruce Asbestos was born in Brighton, UK. He completed his MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, during which he completed a two month scholarship at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Asbestos currently works in Nottingham with the art collective Reactor and is working towards season three of The Social Media Takeaway. To make his diverse video works Bruce Asbestos experiments with digital and social media, popular culture, marketing and small-scale production. An active internet presence is at the core of his practice: his online TV show, The Social Media Takeaway, uses the quick-fix, low-brow, throw-away nature of YouTube as a platform to produce artworks and performances.