Approved: 17.11.2008

Chloe Brooks

Artist, Maker, Arts administrator, Event organiser, Technician, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

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Approved: 17.11.2008

My works have a simplicity to them, transforming the gallery with an economy of means. Many of them act almost as a backdrop to other activity in an exhibition space – subverting and affecting the way the space is viewed and used. Through displacing aspects of architecture, multiple associations and ambiguous situations are created. This sometimes makes it difficult to immediately ascertain what the

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Activities: Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Built environment, Public art, Publishing, Technical installation
  • Categories: Publication, Architecture, Book Works, Drawing, Installation, Intervention, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture
 

Biography

My works have a simplicity to them, transforming the gallery with an economy of means. Many of them act almost as a backdrop to other activity in an exhibition space – subverting and affecting the way the space is viewed and used. Through displacing aspects of architecture, multiple associations and ambiguous situations are created. This sometimes makes it difficult to immediately ascertain what the room may once have been like, however, they always have a powerful presence and once they command your attention, you wonder how you ever missed them. My intention is for the viewer to see and experience the space in new or unaccustomed way, filling the familiar with a new vitality. Rather than imposing work made for one situation into a different location, I make new work specifically for each occasion. I draw attention to the architecture and history of the building, using particular aspects that are integral to its character – creating a dialogue between the work and its surroundings. They demand a certain amount of contemplation, but prompt a re-evaluation of the place they inhabit. Through borrowing from the rich heritage of the past, the works reinterpret, transform and adapt their surroundings.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - MA Fine Art, University of the West of England, Bristol Solo exhibitions 2009 - Chloe Brooks and Goncalo Sena, The Mews Project Space, London 2009 - Division of order, Bristol Diving School, Bristol 2009 - The parade passed by, Teatro da Trindade, Lisbon, Portugal 2008 - Balancing a leaf, Northcabin, Redcliffe Bridge, Bristol Group exhibitions 2012 - CAVE , Cave Artfair, Liverpool 2012 - Exeter Contemporary Open 2012, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter 2011 - Futures Market, The Mews project space , Sluice Art Fair, London 2011 - Scintilla, Co-Exist, Southend-on-sea 2010 - Architectural Disorder, Launch Collaborative, OVADA Gallery, Oxford 2009 - Alternating between the two, Pebbledash Gallery, London 2009 - Emergency 4, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth Residencies 2012 - Research trip to Washington DC, Two months studying the connections and tensions between Ancient Roman architecture and the neoclassical architecture in Washington DC, America 2009 - Outhouse, Outpost, Norwich Public commissions 2011 - Golden gates and floodlit temples, INTERFACE. One of eight commissions for Hastings town centre as part of the art festival - Costal Currents, Hastings