Object Int’l —

A rock is a perfect metaphor, an allegory in volume. When placed its sculptural limits beget a kind of artistic proposition — and when considered with reduced anthropomorphism and ungeologically — produce a ready-made analog to the causation and bounds of our attempts at the understanding of all things.

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Woman with child checking emailArtist, collaborator and researcher based in London. My initial training in engineering inspired an ongoing interest in performing materiality and thinking across taxonomies. In my practice, I use multimodal approaches combining sculptural objects with text, sound and digital technologies. Engaging diagrammatic approaches, hidden modes of seduction and expanded metaphors, I create works and installations that enhance embodied experience of the viewer.

For the past few years, I have been investigating a notion of ‘everyday’ working gesture, when a moment of engagement with another materiality [human or non-human, massaged body or building scaffold] becomes a space for material resonances and poetic metaphors. I staged a series of GestureLabs that invited participants to explore their own imaginary overlaps and ways of connecting with different bodies and spaces. The labs were developed in conversations with a neuroscientist, movement and voice professionals.

studio @ Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

exhibitions >>
2022  RCA2022 Autumn Show, group show, The Hangar, Royal College of Art, London
2021  Technology in the 21st Century, online exhibition with ArtBanquet, featuring GestureLabs
____  RCA Research Biennale 2021 online project exposition
2020 TRIPLE HARVEST:: extracted:crashed:smelted, sound commission for Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northampton
____ 2084, RCA Research Exhibition, Dyson Gallery, London
2019 GestureLab 3:: BodyWorks Reimagined, installation commissioned by Artillery, CRATE, London
____ GestureLab 1:: Mirroring and Enacting, commissioned for E17 Art Trail, One Hoe Street, London
____ There's something lurking in the shadows that might be interesting, Dyson Gallery, London
2018 FLIGHT MODE, RCA Research Exhibition, Assembly Point, London
____ d/UMP : diagrammatic mode of thinking in art processes, with Annabelle Craven-Jones, Spike Island TestSpace, Bristol
2017 Solution 66, selected + curated by the icing room for Art Licks Weekend 2017, London
____ SPLIT (land) SCAPES, installation with Vanessa Maurice-Williams, Gallery LockIn, Brighton
____ Daybreak, RCA Research Exhibition, Safehouses, Peckham, London
2015 FALSEWORKS + INTERMEDIARIES, Solo Exhibition, ArtWorks Project Space, London
____ Why Would I Lie, RCA Research Biennial, Dyson Gallery, London
2014 Socially Engineered Machine, Control Room, Redcliffe Bridge, supported by Bristol City Council
____ TIAF London 2014, The Rag Factory, London
____ Aesthetica Art Prize, Exhibition, York St Mary’s, York
2013 Unknown Quantity, The Looking Glass Art Space, Bristol
____ Slade MA/MFA Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
____ City Methodologies 2013, Exhibit & Event, UrbanLab, London
2012 Subject to Change, Deconstruction Project, Kursaal Space, Southend on Sea
____ These Words I Seek Are Not My Own, Motorcade/FlashParade, BV Studios, Bristol

projects + residencies >>
2023 Neuroaesthetics Conference: Universality of Aesthetic Experience, artist talk, University of Suceava, Romania
2022 London Creative Network/SPACE, professional development programme
2021 The Listening Academy London, devised by Lucia Farinati in collaboration with Brandon LaBelle and Errant Sound as part of The Listening Biennial, Berlin
____ Workshop, Giving Voice to Synthetic Sonics, with Amina Abbas-Nazari, RCASU
____ Call and Response ||, research presentation, NAFAE, RCA, University of Greenwich
2020-21 Das Haus Lab #03 Fellow, creative labs and online community project
____ INTERFERENCE, INTERRUPTION: Mentored by RESOLVE, The School of Broadcasting, Radio Art Catalyst
2020 Masterclass: Deepfakes - Synthetic Media And Synthesis with ThoughtWorks Arts and Baltan Laboratories, led by Ellen Pearlman
____ Film collage contribution Circular for Entanglement: Just Gaming, RCA Visual Culture Lecture Series, Zoom/Royal College of Art
____ Digital Workshop everyday sculptures sculpting everyday, commissioned by Waltham Forest Council as part of Virtual Culture Programme 2020
2019 FacilitatorBODYWORKS” or “WORK IN THE HEAD, OPENLAB project by A de la Fe, Chisenhale Dance Space, London
____ Co-host and text selector for Sauna Reading Group #6, project by Barry Sykes, The Finnish Church, London
____ Collaborative study Disrupting Object-Gesture with a neuroscientist Adela Desowska (UEL)
2018 Collaborative project d/UMP :: diagrammatic mode of thinking, writing and talking in artistic processes, with an artist /researcher Annabelle Craven-Jones (RCA)
____ Sound contribution kneading malleables for lololol.net, online manuscript of Taoist-informed experimental practices for mind and body cultivation in contemporary times, presented @Bangkok Biennial
____ Workshop contribution to Open Choreography Residency: Tate N Lyle with Fionn Duffy, Siobhan Davis Studios, London
____ Interview for Episode #4 Resilient HomeShift + Signal podcast series exploring deeper adaptations to contemporary social, economic and environmental crises, produced by Dr Alex Lockwood
2017 Voice performance for Theatre of Reading and Speaking, RCA Research Exhibition, Asylum, London
2015 Artist in Residence at The Quadrant Romford, commissioned by Romford Contemporary Arts Programme
2014 thebARTershop, public exchange & maker space, Hoe Street Central, commissioned by Waltham Forest Council, London
2013 Artist in Residence for regeneration project 38 Hoe Street, commissioned by Waltham Forest Council, London
____ Presentation for Materials at the Centre, Institute of Making, UCL, London
____ Presentation Maintaining Art, or Invisible Labour? for Slade Performance Day, UCL, London
2012 Artist in Residence with Trelex Artist Residency, Switzerland
2011 No Working Title, Collaborative project for Learning Department, Tate Modern, London

education >>
2022  PhD in Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London
2013  MA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Arts, UCL, London
2011   BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bath Spa University
1998  MEng (European) Production Engineering, Politechnika Gdanska, Poland & University of Exeter, UK

recognitions >>
2022 Shortlist, Here+There Residency, £25k award, Bristol + Bath Creative R+D
2020 Grant, Arts Council Emergency Response Fund for Individuals
2017+19 Shortlisted, Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursary
2016 Grant, The Yorkshire Ladies’ Council of Education Award
____ Grant, The Eaton Fund Grant
2014 Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize, Aesthetica Magazine
2011 Grant, AHRC Research Preparation Masters Studentship 2011-13 UCL
____ Award, Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize

publications >>
Care-less Desire’, in CARE(LESS). A SUPPLEMENT TO ON CARE, Sharon Kivland & Gemma Blackshaw eds., MA BIBLIOTHEQUE, 2021
‘Instructions for Unworking’ in Woven Scores, Alisa Oleva ed., online zine, 2021
PROVA: 4, RCA Arts & Humanities Research Journal 2018
Why Would I Lie? Haslam Susannah & Peter Le Couteur eds., London: ArtQuarters Press, RCA, 2015 Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology 2014: 100 Contemporary Artists, York: Aesthetica Publishing
Slade Graduate Research 2013, London: Slade Press, UCL
Subject to Change, Zbigniew Kotkiewicz, D. Hunter and A. Kucharko eds., Exhibition Catalogue, London: Deconstruction Project, 2012
Slade Graduate Research 2012, London: Slade Press, UCL

teaching >>
2021 Visiting artist, BA Fine Art programme, Liverpool Hope University
2020 Visiting tutor, BA Fine Art programme, UCA Farnham
2018-20 Visiting artist, talks+seminars for Pre-sessional Course, English for Academic Purpose, RCA
2018+19 Visiting lecturer, leading MA cross-school crits, Royal College of Art, London
2018 Visiting artist, BA Fine Art, Bath Spa University, Bath
2015+16 Visiting tutor, BA Sculpture programme, Camberwell College of Art, University of Arts London
2014+16 Workshops leader with ReachOut RCA for secondary school students, RCA, London
2014 Visiting artist for A-level & 6th Grade students at Highbury Grove School, London 2013 Workshop leader for Big Draw at 38 Hoe Street, commissioned by Waltham Forest Council
2013 Visiting tutor at Slade Summer School, UCL, London 2013 Alumni Mentor at Bath Spa University, School of Art and Design, Bath

other >>
1998-2007 The Consortium for Purchasing & Distribution, Trowbridge, UK
_____Buyer / Projects Manager – developing a supplier relationship programme, negotiation and collaborative working with suppliers and public institutions (schools, councils, fire brigades etc.) to develop product designs and services
1997-1998 Deutsche Post AG, Marketing Letter Division, Bonn, Germany
_____Project Assistant –researching foreign postal markets and creating new product ideas.
1996 Kambas Factory, Ortved, Denmark
_____Environmental Project Internship - developing metering systems of water consumption in a rendering plant.