Imogen Stidworthy

Imogen Stidworthy (1963)

Lives in Lund (SE). Works in Lund (SE).

Imogen Stidworthy is interested in language and the voice, which she works with as physical and spatial material. An ongoing preoccupation in her work is with the borders of language. She asks how we experience and conceive of a space where words are unstable, run out, or fail, and what other forms of understanding might emerge in the face of unreadability—in context, for example, of neurological or emotional conditions, linguistic or cultural differences.

To, video installation (1996) Imogen Stidworthy
To, video installation (1996) Imogen Stidworthy
A Crack in the Light, installation 2013
‘Balayer - A Map of Sweeping’ (English subtitles), installation (2014), Imogen Stidworthy
Artist's talk - viewing voices
In museum collection:
Fries Museum

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The work of Imogen Stidworthy (1963, London, United Kingdom) has been exhibited in major exhibitions at a.o. Sozhou Biennale, CN (2016), Imperial War Museum, London, UK (2015), Sao Paulo Bienal (2014), Museum Leeuwarden, NL (2014), Bergen Triennale 2013: Monday Begins on Saturday (2013), Total Museum of Cont. Art, Seoul (2013), Busan Biennial (2012), 52nd October Salon, Belgrade (2011), Documenta 12, Kassel, DE (2007), and solo shows at AKINCI, Amsterdam (2013, 2009, 2005), Matts Gallery London; (2011, 2003), The Arnolfini, Bristol and Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck (2010‐11). She has curated two exhibitions addressing the borders of language through art works by many artists, which were shown alongside her own work and other materials such as musical notation and censored books: In the First Circle, in collaboration with Paul Domela, at Fundació Antoni Tapiès, Barcelona (2011‐12), and ‘Die Lucky Bush’ at MuKHA, Antwerp (2008). She has been shortlisted for several awards including the Jarman Award 2011, Becks Futures 2004 and The Northern Art Prize 2008; in 2008 she won the Liverpool Art Prize and in 1996, the Dutch Prix de Rome for Film and Video. Her work is in public and private collections, among others Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Dommering Collection, Amsterdam, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, MuKHA, Antwerp and Fries Museum, Leeuwarden. Stidworthy is represented by Matts Gallery, London and AKINCI Amsterdam.

CV Imogen Stidworthy

1992-94 Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (NL), postgraduate studies in fine art 1984-87 WSCAD (West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK), BA Hons fine art, first class 2015-19 Doctorate studies in Visual Arts with main supervisor Sarat Maharaj, Lund University, Sweden Solo exhibitions and performances (from 2000 onwards) 2015 The Work v5, IWM Contemporary, Imperial War Museum, London 2014 Introduction to Bliss for Two Voices with Chorus part 2, Tate Liverpool Live performance commissioned by Liverpool Biennial for ‘Thinking City’ programme The Voice and the Lens, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London Introduction to Bliss for Two Voices with Chorus part 1, Loughborough University. Live performance for ‘Talk Action’, RADAR (Loughorough University Contemporary Arts Programme). 2013 Volumes of Stone, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna Solo exhibition curated by Nav Haq (MuKHA, Antwerp) in the framework of Curated_by Sacha, Galerie AKINCI, Amsterdam 2011 (.), Matts Gallery London, UK 2010 The Work, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, AT Imogen Stidworthy, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. Barrabackslarrabang, AKINCI, Amsterdam, NL. 2009 The Work, publicly-sited work commissioned by RADAR, Loughborough University, UK (platform 1, Loughborough railway station) 2006 Get Here Galerie Hohenlohe, Vienna, AT. 2005 Dummy FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, FR. AKINCI Audio Cab temporary public art work, Luton, UK. 2003 The Whisper Heard Matt’s Gallery, London, UK. 2002 Netherlands Film Museum, Amsterdam, NL. Substitutes, Gallery K&S, Berlin, DE. o.T., Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE. 2000 Closing/close by, in collaboration with Michael Curran, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK. Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels, BE.