YOUR FACE HAS NO FUNCTION FOR ME (part II) David Blamey, Céline Berger, Matthew Cornford, Sam Curtis, Chto Delat, Mark Essen, Joe Fletcher Orr, Andrew Gillespie, John Kilduff, Saulius Leonavicius & Milda Laužikaitė, Mark McGowan, Flore Nove-Josserand, David Rickard, Gavin Wade YFHNFFM is the second of three exhibitions. This exhibition expands upon the negation of invisible art in the previous exhibition AFTER. YFHNFFM presents a nuanced account of current relationships between art and politics. Agitational works include film, installation and performance which question austerity, agency, representation after the critique of representation, violence and symbolic violence, t he collective author, art and use-value, art and ethics, art and the crisis of democracy, art and labour. 25th November - 17th December 2016 Thursday - Saturdays 12-5pm Division of Labour 13-16 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London www.divisionoflabour.co.uk
That continuous thing - Artists and the ceramic studio 1920-Today Tate St Ives 31 March – 1 October 2017.
Education 2014 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London 2007 BA Fine Art, Birmingham City University
Selected exhibitions 2016 Everything you need is here,Museum of Modern Art Zarakes (MOMAZ),Greece Doremifasolasido, Florence Arts Centre,Egremont South London Infinity Projects 'Looking at people,Looking at Art' (Curated show), Division of Labour, London Sculpture Garden,Recent Activity,Oxford Pitt Projects, Pulse New York Slide Night #3 Rhubaba, Edinburgh Local Objects,IKEYAZHANG,Curated by Rita Selvaggio, Milan, Italy House of Ferment and The Village Table at Hauser and Wirth,Bruton,Somerset 2015 Studio Leigh, London Rough music, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood …and the soft ground in the garden was also a constellation,Lychee One,London Faux Sho, It’s All Tropical, Assembly House, Leeds 2014 A Union of Voices, Horatio Jr. London Cassius Clay, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Hatton Gardens, London Sounding, Open file, Modern Art Oxford Essen kunsthaus, Royal College of Art, London 2013 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol & ICA, London 2012 Outpost members show, selected by Ruth Ewan, Norwich Temporary Sites (A Proposal), Open file, Milton Keynes Gallery Epochal Idealism, Horatio Jr. London Curator’s Egg Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London 2011 Slipped, Wysing Arts Contemporary, Cambridge The Anti-Library, SPACE, London Pursuing the Turquoise Universal, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge Summer Fayre,Outpost, Norwich
Screenings Mix Realities: Curso de imagen movimiento,Zona de Desgaste, Mexico AUTOMATED, Chalton Gallery,London See it this, Forde, Geneva, Switzerland The Noah and Suoni per il Popolo present myths of the near future Videographe, Canada The Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge This is the point, Flatpack Festival In Production, Nottingham Contemporary
Residencies 2016 Zarakes, Evia, Greece Doremifasolasido, Florence Arts Centre South London Infinity Projects Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 2012 Flagworks, Pitt Project Space, Worcester 2011 The Department of Psychedelic Studies, Wysing Arts Centre
Bibliography & Publications 2016 Critically evaluating the cross-disciplinary nature and application of clay in contemporary visual practices, Eva Masterman, C-Form Magazine Interview with Linsey Young, South London Infinity Projects .pdf Looking at people, Looking at art, Tim Dixon, www.thisistomorrow.info 2015 Ikeyazhang,Objects of hearing in Milan, www.artribune.com Ikeyazhang,Exibart.com Wasters, Edward Ball, www.thisistomorrow.info ...and the soft ground in the garden, www.aqnb.com 2014 Community textures, Horatio jr,London Sounding,Open file, Modern Art Oxford Sculpture 2014, Royal College of Art 2013 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 Catalogue A Small Hiccup Newspaper, Curated by George Vasey New Contenders, Tom Jeffreys, Apollo Art Magazine 2012 Temporary Sites (A proposal), Open File, MK Gallery
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