Approved: 09.11.2011

Eldi Dundee

Artist, Maker, Writer, Editor, Teacher

Approved: 09.11.2011

Eldi Dundee is a NY born artist who has lived in London half her life. Her practice consists of an interchange of painting, photography, assemblage, performance, installation, writing, drawing and sculpture. Eldi studied Fine Art at UAL Central Saint Martins’ Byam Shaw campus and University of East London. She is currently enrolled part time on the MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Primary education, Adult education, Practice-based research, Workshops, Community arts, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Creative writing, Project management, Film-making
  • Categories: Installation, Intervention, Mixed Media, Performance, Sculpture
  • Tags: Assemblage, Interdisciplinary




    Eldi Dundee is a NY born artist who has lived in London half her life. Her practice consists of an interchange of painting, photography, assemblage, performance, installation, writing, drawing and sculpture. Eldi studied Fine Art at UAL Central Saint Martins’ Byam Shaw campus and University of East London. She is currently enrolled part time on the MA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art & Design (UAL). She has a background in performance (acting and singing), and studied Human Ecology in America before emigrating to the UK.

    CV & Education


    2016  (projected)  Chelsea College of Art & Design / University of Arts London MA Fine Art 

    2009 University of East London Postgraduate Certificate Fine Art 

    2009 Central Saint Martins / Byam Shaw / University of Arts London Foundation Degree Fine Art Skills & Practices

    1993 - 2003 The Actors Institute, the City Lit and Questors Theatre, London Acting / Performance & Directing

    1992 College of the Atlantic, Maine Human Ecology

    Exhibitions / Performances

    2016 Forthcoming (September) MA Fine Art DEGREE SHOW Chelsea College of Art
    (July-October) altMFA curated by John Ros, galleryELL

    2016 AltMFA JIG Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios 
    WE ≠ US Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art
    THINKING / MAKING Curious Projects Eastbourne, Sussex

    2015 CREATIVE DEBUTS SHOWCASE X: UAL TAKEOVER: 10th First Thursday ShowcaseWhitechapel Gallery/Creative Debuts, The Black and White Building Rivington Street, Shoreditch, East London
    FLY BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTSUIT/COUNTERPRACTICE Triangle Space & Cookhouse GalleryChelsea College of Art, London
    IAH-LHR with North & Found at Martin's Place for ArtLicks Weekend Clapham
    PALINDROMIC SEQUENCE: A Live Map of the Thames Shore with AltMFA for ArtLicks WeekendBermondsey
    DRAWING THE WORLD, UAL Granary Square King’s Cross, London - producing an epic drawing of the world in a performance directed via mobile phones – and even a drone! with UAL Professor of Drawing Stephen Farthing and thirty fellow postgraduate students 
    OFFICE SESSIONS IV curated by Caitlin Mavroleon, 40 Beak Street, Soho, London
    CHELSEA SALON Penarth Studios London - video and sculpture installation
    UNPERFORMING 5 performance event curated by Louise Ashcroft AltMFA Jamboree at Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London Fields
    PLAYFUL MENACE dance and sculpture r&d for AltMFA Jamboree at Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London Fields
    ALTMFA & FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL JAMBOREE Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London Fields - a month of peer- and guest led collaborative alternative art education, workshops, conferences, symposia, conversations, projects, exhibitions, crits, happenings, events, and more, all free and open to the public.
    BP CENTENNIAL COLLECTION Exhibition of Commissioned Works-In-Progress, BP International HQ, Surrey
    P is for PROCESS (MA FA PT1 Interim Show) Chelsea College of Art London

    2014 OFFICE PARTY curated by Caitlin Mavroleon and Adam Zoltowski for the Office Sessions Project (No. 3) Anchorage House, East India Dock, London
    10x10 DRAWING LONDON Article 25 at The Shard London - art auction taking place November 27nd in aid of Article 25's vital & inspired worldwide humanitarian architectural charity projects 
    LOVE KILLS written & directed by Cradeaux Alexander (RCA PhD candidate), based on Fassbinder's 'The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant', at The Rag Factory, East London - playing Petra
    TANGENT Triangle and Cookhouse Spaces, Chelsea College of Art, London
    ALTMFA FEED Art Licks Weekend - an Arts Council England and Ideas Tap funded peripatetic performance art tour, curated remotely from Hong Kong via Skype, by George Major, meandering from Bermondsey Tube to the Angel Pub via back streets leading to Bermondsey Beach
    DEPTFORD X Contemporary Visual Arts Festival Creekside Discovery Centre Deptford - showing concrete tower repurposed as bug hotel
    DEPTFORD X Deptford Market - singing in Janette Parris' 'Market Musical'
    UNPERFORMING 3 Floating Island Gallery, Canary Wharf, London - in Fritha Jenkins' work
    LAST ONE TO LEAVE, TURN OUT THE LIGHTS Loopart13, Creekside, Depford, London
    ABSTRACTICA LondonArt, Grove Vale East Dulwich, London
    DIVINE DEFINE FEMININE LondonArt, Grove Vale East Dulwich, London
    WHAT IS TEXTILES? with Kalopsia Collective at Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

    2013 WHAT IS TEXTILES? with Kalopsia Collective at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, Scotland 
    MEMENTO MORI/MOMENTO MORI Project Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    WHAT AUDIENCE? curated by Sadie Edginton & Leonora Aunstrup The Old Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Rd, Clapton, Hackney 
    L’AMOUR Meanwhile Space, Stoke Newington as part of 'L'Amour: Coffee House and Cabaret', an event curated by Ludivine Baruton

    2012 ORGANS Nolias 11, Stamford St, Southwark
    curated by Cradeaux Alexander, TESTBED 1, Battersea
    SUMMERTIME GAMES Nolias 11, Stamford St, Southwark
    LA PETITE MORT, curated by Billy Byrne The Others, Stoke Newington
    GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, curated by Gillian Powell, Core @ Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
    (A)WAKE Core at Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark 
    CONSTRUCTING SPACES: LIVE WORKS, Construction Gallery, in association with POST Artists, Tooting 

    2011 WHERE'S GOD WHEN YOU NEED HIM? Alekano Gallery, Hackney
    PLAY NICE NOW!, with Enver Gursev,
    curated by Nathalie Khan, Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
    ABSOLUTE BONUS Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
    ART'S SHARP EDGE Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare 

    2009 ONE15: Sculpture in the Workplace, Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
    BYAM SHAW Degree Show, FdA Studios, First Floor, Byam Shaw School of Art / Central St Martins / University of Arts London, Archway
    CANARY WHARF Proposals Show, AVA Gallery, Docklands -- sculpture, assemblage, installation & co-curation
    FdA INTERIM Show, Concourse Gallery, Byam Shaw School of Art, Archway

    2008 MA WORK IN PROGRESS Show, AVA Gallery, Docklands
    THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN, Cor Blimey Arts, Deptford & Henhayes Centre, Somerset 
    BARBS with Riedstra, Red Gate Gallery, Brixton
    UNTITLED Group Show, The Art Bar, South Kensington 

    1996 UNTITLED SOLO Show, The Railway Bar, Clapham


    2015 MERZ BARN, with AltMFA & MilesKM, at Kurt Schwitters' site in the Lake District, Cumbria
    ALTMFA & FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL JAMBOREE at Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London Fields
    2014 OFFICE SESSIONS III at Anchorage House, East India, Docks, London
    ALT MFA, May/June artist residency at Floating Gallery, Canary Wharf, London 
    LOOPART13, 6 month Artist Residency, Faircharm Studios, Creekside, Deptford, London
    2013 DON'T WAIT TABLES Cabaret Workshop Residency with Ursula Martinez and Dicky Eton (producer, Duckie) for DIY10 & the Live Art Development Agency at Soho Theatre Upstairs, Soho, London
    2012 CONSTRUCTING SPACES: LIVE WORKS, 6 week Artist Residency, Construction Gallery, in association with POST Artists, Tooting, London

    Commissions / Projects

    2015 Mozilla Foundation and Axisweb digital experiment - selected among 10 UK artists asked to explore Webmaker's potential for capturing and presenting our ideas and work - research findings will be presented at the International conference MozFest (in London)
    2014 - 2017 BP commission in collaboration with artist / lecturer Enver Gursev (UAL CCW) and director of Burning Eye Limited - contributing two bespoke bronze sculptures to the commission of 28 new contemporary works by 13 artists for their Centenary Collection 
    2015 (4 - 29 May) Guest Projects & altMFA (working title) AltMFA & Friends International Jamboree at Shonibare Studio, London Fields
    2014 Article 25 10x10 Drawing London - invited to produce work for architectural disaster-relief charity art auction taking place November 27 at The Shard
    2014 The Office Sessions Project curated by Caitlin Mavroleon with lead artist Adam Zoltowski - 6 weeks of changing exhibitions at Anchorage House, East India Docks, with each week representing one hour's worth of a Work Xmas Party dynamic


    Creekside Discovery Centre, Deptford, London; Article25; BP (commission in progress); Private collections in England, France, Italy, Canada, United States, Mexico, Japan and Russia.


    2014 Chelsea College of Art & Design Vice Chancellor's MA Scholarship Award
    2014 Arts Council England and Ideas Tap funding - AltMFA Feed tour for Art Licks
    2012 Georgia Museum of Art Kress Project winning entry - funding and inclusion in commemorative limited edition hardback publication
    2008 Guardian Student Media Award - Best Design for a Student Publication - Less Common More Sense Magazine, when I was Arts Sub-Editor


    The Kress Project, Athens / Georgia Museum of Art (USA) 2013
    The State of Art: Performance and Conceptual #1, Worcestershire / Bare Hill Publishing 2014
    Elliot, A., Williams, S. and Bergne, T. (Eds) Sculpture at Canary Wharf - A Decade of Exhibitions, London / Canary Wharf Group, 2011


    Gamboa, L. & Meza, I. (Eds.) "El hombre perfecto", Revista Hysteria, #1, July/Aug 2013, Mexico (online) 
    Gamboa, L. & Meza, I. (Eds.) Female Gaze, "El Beso", Revista Hysteria, #2, Sept/Oct 2013, Mexico (online) 


    2014 SLWA (South London Women Artists)
    2014 AccessArt, charity committed to furthering the advancement of education in the visual arts, led by Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli, RCA
    2014 Alt MFA, peer-led Masters Fine Art programme, founded by Louise Ashcroft, RCA
    1990s - 2000s Screen Actors Guild, British Actors Equity, New Producers Alliance

    Related Employment

    2015 Advisory Board Member & Panel Judge
    Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London: as part of a small team (including some AltMFA members and other past participants of Guest Projects), reading 50+ proposals, and whittling them down to 4 solid contributions to the 2016 programme of 12 x 1 month-long artist-group residencies to take place in the studio of YBA-generation artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE, RA, FGC and (most importantly, probably) a UAL Byam Shaw alumnus. 

    2015 Working-Group/Planning Member in association with Hackney Museum, Open School East and AltMFA for 'The Anti-University: Public Participatory Anti-Symposium' events taking place summer and autumn 2015.

    2014 - Present Private Visual and Performing Art Tutor / Mentor
    Self-Employed, London: working with individuals and small groups of children and adults - drawing, painting, sculpture, print-making, portfolio advice, and performance-related coaching, training and mentoring.

    2012 - 2014 Art Club Workshop Co-Leader & Guest Artist (KS2)
    St Leonards CofE Primary School: Coordinated and co-led project by project art workshops for children at Key Stage 2, with a focus on sculpture, printmaking, life drawing and painting techniques.

    2009 / 2010 Co-Producer
    Metro Seven Films: Collaborated on four film and documentary projects, including research and development for a historical Anglo-American biopic sports feature.

    2008 Artist / Assistant Workshop Facilitator
    Royal College of Art, with the Olympic Delivery Authority: 2012 London Olympic park and gardens consultation, assisting architect Savina Torrisi and artist Grenville Davey.

    2008 Arts Sub Editor
    Less Common More Sense Magazine: Our team won best design for a student publication for the Guardian Student Media Awards 2008.

    2008 Assistant Manager / Intern
    Red Gate Gallery, Brixton, London: 5 months.

    2002 - 2004 Theatre Director
    The Questors Theatre, Ealing, London: co-directed full length plays, in house and on tour, directed rehearsed readings of new writing, led workshops leading to performance of student-devised promenade piece based on Romeo and Juliet with Questors Youth Theatre and Gunnersbury Park Museum and Grounds.


    *May be taking a year out; may be transferring to UAL Wimbledon MFA!