Approved: 04.06.2011

Emilie Collins

Artist

Approved: 04.06.2011

I am an artist currently based near Paris whose public work encompasses a broad range of themes, principally dealing with issues relating to the body, the self, the environment, space and the notion of 'the other', which are approached from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Journeys and initiations are a crucial recuring theme in my work which mainly revolves around the form of site specific or site responsive art. A concern for connection with people and places lies at the heart of my work, along with a need to make and experiment with materials and spaces. My work has so far taken the form of installations, private rituals or performances involving the public that can be either created and displayed on their own or in combination.

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  • Location: Paris
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Creative writing
  • Categories: Installation, Intervention, Mixed Media, Performance, Textiles
 

Biography

I am an artist currently based near Paris whose public work encompasses a broad range of themes, principally dealing with issues relating to the body, the self, the environment, space and the notion of 'the other', which are approached from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Journeys and initiations are a crucial recuring theme in my work which mainly revolves around the form of site specific or site responsive art. A concern for connection with people and places lies at the heart of my work, along with a need to make and experiment with materials and spaces. My work has so far taken the form of installations, private rituals or performances involving the public that can be either created and displayed on their own or in combination.

I also write, draw and experiment with materials in a more private way, as a release and means of playing.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - First class Ba (Hons) Contemporary Textile Practice, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff 2005 - Foundation year in applied art (MANAA), Lycee Technique Sainte Genevieve, Paris Group exhibitions 2012 - Create, Observe, Perform, Alkovi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 2012 - Tweet me up!, Tate Modern (The Tanks), London 2011 - Echelon, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff 2011 - Papergirl, The Printhaus, Cardiff 2011 - Resilience, Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran 2009 - Eclectic, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff 2009 - New Designers, Business Design Centre, London Curated projects 2011 - Bodies and Selves, Milgi Lounge, Cardiff Residencies 2012 - Artist in residence, Arteles Creative Centre, Hämeenkyrö, Finland 2010 - Down in the Basement, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff 2009 - Untitled, Made in Roath Arts Festival, Roath Park Conservatory, Cardiff Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - International Opportunities Fund, Wales Arts International, Wales