My art practice orbits around visual story-telling that goes with remembering and identity, often considering the immutable line between Other and Self. In a widely multi-disciplinary practice that ranges between drawing, installation and object-making to digital media and performance, I will often appropriate materials, objects, or other more ephemeral cultural artefacts such as ritual, using story-telling tactics to remake these artefacts into a new narrative, or into a newly-contrived situation based on some truth, allowing the viewer to discover truths of his or her own.
In August 2019, for “Inside Job – Tate Staff Biennale 2019” in conjunction with Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, I collaborated with fellow artist, Olga Suchanova, to share “Object Self“, a project in which we create portraits using avant-garde digital technology as a fine art medium. Other recent exhibitions include: “2018 Passion for Freedom Festival” (October 2018) in London, “Inside Job” at Tate Modern (April 2018) and “Stations of Water” (October 2017) a group exhibition and education programme at St Paul’s Cathedral in which nine artists were commissioned to present work in conjunction with their Just Water 2017 campaign.
Previously, I’ve been a part of an ambitious international project called “Connect:Katowice and London“, a year-long venture 2016-2107 in which 30 or so UK and Polish artists collaborated across borders, language, and culture to make artwork. Our first exhibition and workshop took place 1-16 December 2016 at Hornsey Town Hall in London followed by the culmination of “Connect:” in a large collaborative exhibition at Rondo Gallery in Katowice, Poland, in June 2017.
A graduate of MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Arts (2015), I live and work in London.
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