THE LAST ARTIST OF THE WEEK 05/11/2012: Sara Moralo

THE LAST ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  05/11/2012

WHO

Sara Moralo (1984) is a Spanish artist based in London, who mostly works with photography and video. In 2007 she graduated from her BA degree in Audiovisual Communication at Complutense University of Madrid, where she received the Scholarship of Excellent Academic Progress during two consecutive years. She is currently completing an MA in Fine Art Photography at the London College of Communication.

THE LAST ARTIST OF THE WEEK 05/11/2012: Sara MoraloPhotograph by Polo Villaseñor

WHY

Sara has exhibited her work in several solo and group shows in her homeland, Spain, and her latest work “At twelve s/he cut hir hair” will be on display at the MA Photography Final Exhibition, “A Forming State”, at the London College of Communication in November.

Because of her background in cinema and photography, Sara has worked as assistant director and creative consultant in the filming of the documentary “Born Naked” by Andrea Esteban. She has also been the videographer of the visuals for Olof Dreijer (member of The Knife) and Mar Ritt’s 2011 tour.

WHAT

“At twelve s/he cut hir hair” intends to explore new possibilities of gender construction and the shaping of identities. Through the parallel use of childhood and current images of three female to male transgender subjects – Charlie, CN and Lysander –, the work aims to create a narrative that examines the concepts of masculinity and femininity, and the infinite liminal spaces between these two notions.

By exploring the gender identities of the subjects as processes of construction, this project seeks to portray the performativity and fluidity of gender; and it opens up wider ways of understanding gender beyond the binary concept of male and female.

WHEN AND WHERE You can see her work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB

MORE !

http://saramoralo.tk/

http://map12.info/(NOVEMBER EXHIBITION) 

http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

 

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 02/11/2012: Karolina Maria Dudek

 

 

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  02/11/2012

WHO

Karolina Maria Dudek is a Polish artist born in 1983, lives and works in London. She graduated in BA Photography from Camberwell College of Arts in 2008 and actually completing her MA Degree at London College of Communication. Her artistic practice combines photography, video, installation and site-specific work. 

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 02/11/2012: Karolina Maria Dudek

WHY

Beside exhibiting her work during  InsideOut Festival and Photomonth London, Karolina has exhibited her pieces in several solo and group shows in UK, Europe and Asia. She has also participated in different artist residencies; The first one in her home town Krakow invited by Theatre Nowy’s Art Gallery (2009) and another one this summer  invited by Sunhoo (China) Industrial and Design Innovation Park, where she also gave a lecture about her practise at Academy of Arts in Zhejiang. For several years, she has been regularly involved with Silent Room nonprofit gallery as a photography curator. 

WHAT

The Grey Brick is a video and sound installation that juxtapose coexistence of the land and the human that exhilarates and consumes each other. Zheijang is one of the most industrial areas of China and at the same time one of the richest in natural parks, forests and lakes. For the last few decades there has been growing industrialization, the area is under continuous construction, changing its green landscape into rows of concrete. Behind all these changes stands the working man whose situation reminds the same.

Her video work The Grey Bricks is a story about rapidly changing land and the people who make that change possible; Local people, two friends, who run a small factory with their families and who have lived in the area for a very long time. Every day they work long hours making grey bricks.

WHEN AND WHERE

You can see her work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB

MORE !

http://www.karolinamariadudek.com/

http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION) 

http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

THE LAST ARTIST OF THE WEEK !

Sara Moralo

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 29/10/2012: Bianca Salvo

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  29/10/2012

WHO

Bianca Salvo (1986) is an Italian visual artist based in London. In 2010 she graduated from her BA in Visual Arts and Photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy, and she is currently about to finish a MA in Photography at London College of Communication at The University of Arts of London. Her visual research questions the experience of human life and its transience, the inescapable passage of time and the contingency of our nature, and the dialogue between preservation and destruction of existent realities constitutes the core of her work.

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 29/10/2012: Bianca Salvo

WHY

Beside exhibiting her last creation,  The only records of our ancestors are in their fossils,  in one of the most important art fairs, The Contemporary Art Fair Miami Art Basel, Bianca will also take part of A Forming State, the final show of this year MA photography graduates. This piece has also been publish by the  Art and Science Journal in Canada.  Last year Bianca exhibited her pieces during the Image Art Fair in Milan 2011 and she also won the First Prize of Premio Celeste. In 2010 she was selected as semi finalist for the Up and Coming category of Hasselblad Master. 

WHAT

Exploring the correspondences between science and art, The only records of our ancestors are in their fossils,  explores the dynamic interaction between creation, preservation and destruction, and the struggling between primitivism and civilization. 

Embracing a series of combined practices, from collage to physical procedures and interventions on the photographic surface, the whole work has to be consider like the transfer of a physical experiment into the picture context with the aim of rediscovering the flaw that characterized human species as and revealing the primitive and visceral nature to which we all belong. 

Suggesting implications for the past, the present and the future of a mankind involved in the accomplishment of eternal endurance, the series eludes to the petrified, preserved, and permanent impression of the fossils as a challenge to human temporal registers

WHEN AND WHERE

You can see her work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB 

Art Basel Miami , The End, Private View: Wednesday 5 December 2012. Opening Times: 5 December 2012- 08 December 2012 Miami-Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street Miami Beach, Florida 33139

MORE !

http://www.biancasalvo.com/ 

http://www.artandsciencejournal.com/tagged/bianca-salvo

http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK

Karolina Maria Dudek

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 22/10/2012: Marcelo Deguchi

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  22/10/2012

WHO

Marcelo Deguchi (1986) is a Brazilian photographer based in London. He obtained a BA degree in Graphic Design in 2009 from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná and is currently about to finish his MA Photography at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London). He will also take part of the London College of Communication Masters in Photography final Show, A Forming State, this November.

WHY

Beside  participating in several group shows in his hometown, Curitiba, his work has been published by the on-line magazine Ideafixa and he is currently co-curator in INTENTO;  An on-line platform showcasing collaborative work and displaying international emerging artists.  

WHAT

Marcelo’s project entitled ‘Monuments for a Season’ depicts sites in which he has gone and intervened by constructing monuments. Marcelo’s work investigates perceptions on landscape by creating a dialogue between space and time. A game on how meanings are constructed by and linked to our perception. The monuments, which here could be read as simple grids made of strings or the final framed photographic objects – give hints of a passing of time that will subdue and overcome any previous constructed and historical meanings.

WHEN AND WHERE

You can see his work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB

MORE !

http://www.marcelodeguchi.com/

http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK

Bianca Salvo

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 15/10/2012: Natacha Withøft

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  08/10/2012

WHO

Natacha Withøft (1982) is a Danish artist based in London. Natacha lived and studied abroad in Madrid before moving to Devon to train as an Art and Photography teacher. She is currently completing an MA in Photography at the London College of Communication.

WHY

Natacha’s work focuses on the recent renewed interest in analogue photography and was exhibited earlier this year as part of the Analogue East group show at The Old Dentist’s in London.Her current work, The Analogue World of J. Birkett and others, will be on display at the MAP 12 exhibition at the London College of Communication in November.

Natacha received a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Art & Design Education from the University of Plymouth and has successfully taught A-Level Fine Art Photography for several years, encouraging her students to experiment with a mixture of traditional analogue processes and digital media.

WHAT

The Analogue World of J. Birkett and others is a collection of photographs taken in analogue and repair shops across England and Denmark. Concerned with the idea that materiality is disappearing from an increasingly digital world, her found still life images selectively focus on everyday microdetails and textures that are usually overlooked; worn edges and utilitarian objects marked with the patina of use.

WHEN AND WHERE

Her work will be on display at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB

 

MORE !

www.natachawithoft.com

http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

 

THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK

Marcelo Deguchi

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 08/10/2012: Song Nian

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  08/10/2012

WHO

Song-Nian ANG (1983) is a Singaporean artist based in London. He finished his BA Photography at the Camberwell College of the Arts in 2011 where he received the International Graduate Scholarship to pursue his studies through a Masters in Photography course at the London College of Communication.
His photographs confront what we usually do not notice, places and spaces half-remembered, half forgotten; influenced and shaped by human presence.

WHY

Besides being awarded with the International Graduate Scholarship, Song has also won the  photography prize in the Noise Singapore competition in 2012, and his works have been exhibited widely as part of several major art events such as Photo Espana 2012, Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011,  eCREA Emergent Lleida Festival 2010, Singapore International Photography Festival 2010 and the Singapore Art Exhibition in 2009. 

WHAT

His project “Many Detours : Washed-out & Interrupted”,  depicts sites of human occupancy, yet all human presence is erased from the images. Raising questions about the impact of human beings on the environment and the landscapes we occupy.

Underlining presence with absence, Song  portraits  the human occupants of the house and self-centred life they lead. Stemming from a fascination with the image we project or the spaces we inhabit, whose meaning is tied to human motives and behaviours.

WHEN AND WHERE

You can see his work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB

 

MORE !

angsongnian.com

http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

 

THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK

Natacha Withøft

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 01/10/2012: Marianne Bjørnmyr

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  01/10/2012

WHO

Marianne Bjørnmyr (1986) is a Norwegian photographer based in London. She finished her BA Photography with Social Anthropology at Roehampton University in 2010, and is currently about to finish her MA Photography at London College of Communication. She recently was recently awarded with the Johan Helmich Janson and Maria Jansons Legat art grant  consisting of £10.000 to fulfil her last project, A World For Those Who Inhabit It.

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 01/10/2012: Marianne Bjørnmyr

WHY

Besides receiving the Jansons Legat art grant Marianne’s work has also been displayed at the Foto8 Summershow 2012 in London, and as a result of this show her photographs were chosen to be a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s exhibition A World Elsewhere that will open in November 2012. She will also take part of the London College of Communication Masters in Photography final Show, A Forming State.

Marianne’s photographs have also been display at the touring show Nordnorsken where her images were shown in 11 different galleries in Northern Norway. Other galleries where she has exhibited her pieces are the Mavernik Showroom, The AOP gallery, The Printspace, the Chocolate Factory Gallery and Galleri Ramfjord.

WHAT

Her last project, A World For Those Who Inhabit It, documents her travel around the island, collecting “evidences”, in a search for traces of what most of us cannot see.
Attracted by the belief of a hidden world in Iceland, where elves, fairies are claimed to inhabit stones, mountains and waterfalls, she gathered photographs, interviews, testimonies from museums and found objects that invited her, in one way or another, to capture this other world; Depicting mountains and landscapes that has been the scene of these stories.

WHEN AND WHERE

 You can see her work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB
The Royal Shakespeare Company´s exhibition A World Elsewhere. Stratford-upon-Avon between November 2012 and March 2013 (opening 10th November).

 

MORE !

http://www.mariannebjornmyr.com/
http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)
http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)


THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK: 

Song Nian

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 24/09/2012: Nathalie Joffre

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  24/09/2012

WHO

Nathalie Joffre (1981) is a French artist based in London and Paris working primarily in photography and video often combined with writing. She studied Art History in La Sorbonne where she graduated with a Bachelor and a first year- MA majoring in Modern and Contemporary Art History and African Art (high honors). In 2011 she graduated in Fine Art with highest honors from the University Jules Verne (Amiens, France) under the direction of video art theorist Françoise Parfait. She is now completing her studies with an MA in Fine Art Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. 

Portrait : Vincent Perrault

Photograph from: Vincent Perrault

WHY

Beside her participation in international video art festivals such as Videoholica (France) 2012 , Simultan (Romania) 2012, and Gens des Fontaines (France) 2013; She has also recently been selected by the French Ministries of Culture and Agriculture for the grant and the video-art residency “Art, Paysage Patrimoines”.  

Nathalie will be holding two shows in London this autumn;   A new series of photographs in the exhibition “Metroland” as part of the InsideOut Festival in London and her newest creation “He told me that his garden…” at the London College of Communication in November. In this second show the artist will present her new video resulting from a one-year exploration of Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives.

WHAT

He told me that his garden… 3-screen video and sound installation
Archives tend to bring us back to the past through documenting it, but they also inhabit our present. What kind of imprint do they leave on the memory, the body and the intimate space of the one who touches, smells, listens to them and studies them?

He told me that his garden… is the result of the artist’s subjective exploration of the archives of Bethlem Royal Hospital and more specifically of a collection of patients’ pictures, taken by portrait photographer Henry Hering between 1857 and 1859. She has intended to consider the archives not as a fixed accumulation of dead material but as a living and travelling body, that one can access and appropriate physically and mentally

WHEN AND WHERE

You can see her work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB

Metroland 22-27 October 2012, (Mon-Fri, 5.30pm to 9.30pm; Sat, 9.30pm to 5.30pm). William Goodenough House, London WC1N 2AN.thNovember 2012. 

 

MORE !
You can see her work  at:

http://www.nathaliejoffre.com/
http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)
http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)
http://www.insideoutfestival.org.uk/events/a-new-metro-land/
http://metrolandexhibition.wordpress.com/nathalie-joffre/

 

THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK
Marianne Bjørnmyr

THE EVENT OF THE YEAR: FINAL EXHIBITION MA PHOTOGRAPHY LCC

THE EVENT OF THE YEAR

WHAT

The London College of communication is presenting the work of MA photography graduates at the final exhibition: A Forming State.

A Forming State brings together a generation of artists who have in common a photography background and a central practice and interest in photography of all forms. Ten of this artist will be presented in this blog during the following weeks through THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Encouraged to experiment and test the boundaries of the photographic medium, each artist has created a body of work based on a dynamic research and practice-led process focused on their particular area of interest. A selection from each artist’s body of work will form the group show.

Encompassing the still image, video, installation and digital media, the exhibition is the result of a combination of manifold artistic languages. The show reflects the diversity of the contemporary approach to photography and its fast-changing nature. Through a deeper engagement with the works a harmony can be found, synthesising to reveal ‘a new forming state’.

WHO

The MA Photography course at the London College of Communication is a leading fine art photography programme producing some of the most successful contemporary emerging photographers and artists. Part of the University of The Arts London some of the recent graduates have won awards such as the Dazed/Converse Emerging Artist, Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers and IdeasTap/Magnum Photographic Award, and have been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

WHY

The exhibition follows a long line of highly acclaimed and successful exhibitions, and will be staged in the heart of London at The LCC, renowned centre of excellence in photography. It will attract more than 400 visitors to the opening alone with many more visitors throughout the duration of the exhibition.

WHEN AND WHERE

Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00

Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012, 10:00 to 18:00

London College of Communication

University of the Arts London

Elephant & Castle

London

SE1 6SB

MORE !

http://map12.info/

https://twitter.com/LCCMAP12.

ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK:

Joachim Fleinert

Photographs from: Mariana Arce