Approved: 18.04.2008

Charlotte Squire

Artist, Maker, Writer

Approved: 18.04.2008

My work is practice based installation. My process is one of collecting, selecting & reusing mundane objects and materials that have been put to one side or discarded. I am particularly interested in the poetry of the ordinary object & its syntax. It is possible to transform the ordinary into something wonderful that belies and transcends its origin. I often use illumination as part of the

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  • Location: London, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Photographic documentation
  • Artforms / Project Types: Installation, Intervention, Public Art, Research, Textiles
  • Tags: illuminaton, uncanny world of interiors, liminal spaces, derelict cities , family groups, species of objects, regeneration, upcycling, lighting
 
 

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    Biography

    My work is practice based installation. My process is one of collecting, selecting & reusing mundane objects and materials that have been put to one side or discarded. I am particularly interested in the poetry of the ordinary object & its syntax. It is possible to transform the ordinary into something wonderful that belies and transcends its origin. I often use illumination as part of the construction. This is a mix-up process of assemblage - the constructed objects becoming, by their inherent pre-use, their own family portrait. Grouping them gives a sense of their own sociability and internal history that is both self contained and reflexive, yet open ended as a social encounter.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications& training

    2006 - MFA , Goldsmiths , London

    Solo shows & individual installations

    2014 The Visitors Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami 

    2013 Artoosoq, window installation 128 Blackfriars Rd

    2013 Small Islands#3, Airlock at Space Station Sixty Five, London SE11 4PS

    2012 Pleonasmos, DeptfordX installation St Pauls Church, London, Arts Council funded,

    2011 Laocoon - permanent light installation , Brixton market arcades regeneration project. Arts Council Lambeth funded public commission

    2011 Nunhead Illuminations, roof top installation for Nunhead Open London SE15. 

    2009 - 'Strange Fruit', Construct/deconstruct, curated Launch Collaborative, Oxford

    Group showing

    2015-16  - House, Oriel Davies, Powys, Wales

    2015  - 4409.72 miles 9125 days, Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, Miami, US

    2014 - The Curtain Dog at The Hollow, a curation by Sarah Sparkes at Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie's  We Couldn't Agree, Q Park, Central London

    2014 - Betwixt & Between, GHost at St Giles Church Camberwell Free Film Festival

    2013 - Dr Edwardes Amnaesiac Dream at Dream Machine, Transition at Sluice Art Fair.

    2013 Leonora & Frieda, Arsenale Venice

    2011 - Strange Fruit#2 , Housework, International 3, Manchester ; Engerland Grotesque, VQ Regnant & Feste Mock Tudor, Transition Gallery offsite, London; Nunhead Illuminations, intervention, Nunhead Art Week London; Asylum first Asylum project Space SE15.

    2010 - Material Actions touring exhibition, curated by Hannah Jones, Marianne Torrence (PCA), Clive Adams (CANNW), Brenda Millar & Amy Houghton (TFSW), Plymouth, Exeter, Bath, Bristol. Ecto, Regenerate, curated by Woodrow Kernohan, Simon Martin & Nicola Coleby, Regency Town House , Brighton.

    2009  Portugal>China>/Japan>Portugal>Nunhead, - artists windows commission 30 Nunhead Grn SE15

    2008 - Mme Bricoleuse The Uncanny World of Interiors, Francis Hair Fashions Gallery SW12: 'The Resonances of Eusapia Paladino', Biggest & Best, Peckham, London

    Artist talks

    • 2010 - Material Actions seminar, Plymouth College of Art & Design, Plymouth Public commissions  2014 - Nunhead Open, Nunhead, annual uncurated project

    Awards

    • 2013 - Arte Laguna, Arsenale , Venice
    • 2012 - Arts council funding for Pleonasmos
    • 2011 - Nunhead Illuminations Nunhead & Peckham Community funded

    Publications

    • 2010 - Material Actions, essays Dr Kate Fletcher & Marianne Torrence, pub Aug 2010, Plymouth College of Art Press isbn 978-0-9557491-5-5 2007 - Project - Surgery projects1-6 documentation publication