From the Artists Mouth
Saturday, 25 January 2020
2 – 3.30 pm
An informal walk through two new exhibitions: In the Castle of My Skin by Sonia Boyce and The Yellow Wallpaper by Lindsey Mendick.
An opportunity to hear about the new work from the artists and curator Gavin Wade.
Sonia Boyce (b.1962, London. Lives and works in London.) Sonia Boyce came to public attention in the early 1980s as a key figure in the Black-British art scene, with artworks that spoke about race and gender. Boyce is Professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University, Chair of Black Art and Design at the University of the Arts London and is the Principal Investigator for a 3-year AHRC-funded project ‘Black Artists and Modernism’. In 2016, she was elected as a member of the Royal Academy. Recent exhibitions include ‘The Impossible Community’, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011); ‘8+8 Contemporary International Video Art’, 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou (2011); ‘Play! Recapturing the Radical Imagination’, Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art 7 (2013); ‘Sonia Boyce: Scat – Sound and Collaboration’, Rivington Place, London (2013); ‘Speaking in Tongues’, CCA-Glasgow (2014); ‘S/N: Signal to Noise’, Whitney Museum of Modern Art/The Kitchen, New York (2015); ‘Liberties – 40 Years Since the Sex Discrimination Act’, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London (2015); ‘All the World’s Futures’, 56th Venice Biennale (2015); and ‘Paper Tiger Whisky Soap Theatre: Sonia Boyce (Dada Nice)’, Villa Arson, Nice (2016).
Lindsey Mendick (b. 1987, London, UK) received an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London. She is the recipient of the Alexandra Reinhardt memorial award 2019 and was selected for Jerwood Survey 2019. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: The Ex- Files, Castor Projects, London (2019); PROUDICK, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2018); The Turnpike Pottery, The Turnpike Leigh; Perfectly Ripe, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2018); Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick, Vitrine, Basel (2018); She’s Really Nice When You Get To Know Her, Visual Arts Center, Austin, Texas (2016); Girls (with Rebecca Gould) as part of Periclo, Oriel Wrexham, Wales (2015); Hot Flush, STCFTHOTS, Leeds (2015); Lindsey Mendick and Lynn Fulton, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham (2015).