Approved: 16.08.2006

Grace Ndiritu

Artist, Writer

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Ravishing Beauty: The Aesthetics of Rape in Grace Ndiritu's video Desert Storm,
by Caroline Bagenal for After Image Magazine, Issue 39, 1&2, 2011

Desert Storm (2004) is a disturbing and powerful video by the young British artist Grace Ndiritu. In this haunting reminder of war's female casualties, Ndiritu addresses war and rape as a tool of war, performing, filming, and editing the piece

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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Activities: Residencies, Critical writing, Creative writing, Film-making, Photographic documentation

Biography

Ravishing Beauty: The Aesthetics of Rape in Grace Ndiritu's video Desert Storm, by Caroline Bagenal for After Image Magazine, Issue 39, 1&2, 2011 Desert Storm (2004) is a disturbing and powerful video by the young British artist Grace Ndiritu. In this haunting reminder of war's female casualties, Ndiritu addresses war and rape as a tool of war, performing, filming, and editing the piece herself. The aesthetic choices made by Ndiritu in Desert Storm bear examination in relation to other artworks depicting rape and war. To read the full article go to http://www.luxonline.org.uk/articles/ravishing_beauty.html

CV & Education

Protected Programme Projects (PPP) 2005 - Grace Ndiritu, Oratario di San Ludovico, Venice 2005 - Responsible Tourism 2005 - Still Life: Four studies of the human body and North African textiles Solo exhibitions 2011 - Grace Ndiritu: Film/Video Survey, ICA , London 2009 - My Blood Self, ARTPROJX PRESENTS, Prince Charles Cinema, London 2007 - Responsible Tourism & Still Life, CHISENHALE GALLERY, London 2005 - 51st VENICE BIENNALE, Nuova Icona & Ikon Gallery, Venice 2005 - The Nightingale, IKON GALLERY, Birmingham, UK 2005 - Time, DELFINA STUDIOS, London Group exhibitions 2012 - Cotton Global Threads, WHITWORTH GALLERY, Manchester, UK 2012 - Shifting Cards, ART-CADE, Marseilles, France 2012 - Synchronicity II curated by On the Roof, Tiwani Contemporary, London 2011 - 9th BAMAKO BIENNALE, African Photography Biennale, Mali 2011 - Pattern ID Tour, KEMPER MUSEUM, Kansas, USA 2011 - Synchronicity I curated by On the Roof, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris 2010 - ADDIS FOTO FEST 2010 , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2010 - Curtain Show, EASTSIDE PROJECTS, Birmingham UK 2010 - Events of the Self: Portraiture & Self Identity, THE WALTHER COLLECTION, Germany 2010 - Like Love Part 2/Action, BLUECOAT GALLERY, Liverpool 2010 - Pattern ID, AKRON ART MUSEUM, Ohio 2010 - Poetics of Colour, CENTRO JOSE GUERRERO , Spain 2009 - 8th DAKAR BIENNALE, IFA Gallery Berlin & Stuttgart, Germany 2009 - Code Share, CAC VILNIUS Contemporay Art Center, Lithuania 2009 - Dress Codes: Third Triennale, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, New York 2009 - Identity: An Imagined State, CCA LAGOS, Nigeria 2008 - 8th DAKAR BIENNALE , Dakar , Senegal 2008 - Essential Art of African Textiles , METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART , New York 2008 - FLOW, STUDIO MUSEUM HARLEM, New York 2008 - The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles/Recent Art, GREY ART GALLERY, New York 2008 - WHITSTABLE BIENNALE, Whitstable Museum & Gallery, Whitstable 2007 - THE ARTISTS BODY, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland 2007 - THE BLACK BOX, curators Carolina Grau & Marc Olivier Wahler, ARCO , Madrid 2007 - VIDEO BRASIL 16TH , Sesc, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2007 - VIDEO KILLED THE PAINTING STAR, Domus Atrium 2002, Salamanca 2004 - Delfina 2004, Delfina Studio, London 2004 - Leamington Open, Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington 2004 - Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno 2004 - Perspective, Ormeau Bath Gallery, Belfast 2004 - Pilot 1, Limehouse Town Hall, London 2002 - Early works, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2002 - Two, Uberbau, Dusseldorf, Germany 2001 - Buren, Van Abbe Museum, Netherlands 2000 - Arena Workshop / Rita McBride, Kunsthalle, Baden Baden, Germany 2000 - To Be announced / Rita McBride, NAK Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany 1999 - Teleo, Television Festival, Nantes, France Live/Performance 2013 - For A Shamanic Cinema, CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris, France 2013 - Women Who Run With Wolves, MUSEE CHASEE & NATURE, Paris, France 2009 - My Blood Self, Late at Tate, TATE BRITAIN, London Artist talks 2010 - Questions from the Past, TATE BRITAIN, http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tate-events/id193329274 Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - 5x5 CASTELLO International Art Prize (nominated by Marlene Dumas) , EACC , Spain 2009 - 1ST PRIZE: Journeys North: Pioneer, CENTRE FOR ART & NATURE, Huesca, Spain 2008 - WINNER Thamgidi Art Prize 2008, DAKAR BIENNALE , Senegal 2004 - WINNER Perspective Art Prize 2004, Ormeau Baths Gallery OBG, Belfast Other 2009 - THE NIGHTINGALE , permanent collection , METROPOLITIAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York