Approved: 16.08.2006

Helen Robertson

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My work is operating with and through a variety of media - paint, video, Perspex, digital drawing, plywood, mdf, projected light, furniture, photographs, animated digital graphics.... Its identity and coherence is given by a conceptual concern with space, the position of the viewer, varieties of scale and the bringing together of different orders of experience.
Materials and images

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research
  • Categories: Installation, Intervention, Performance, Photography, Sculpture
 
 

Biography

Concepts My work is operating with and through a variety of media - paint, video, Perspex, digital drawing, plywood, mdf, projected light, furniture, photographs, animated digital graphics.... Its identity and coherence is given by a conceptual concern with space, the position of the viewer, varieties of scale and the bringing together of different orders of experience. Materials and images are worked with to arrive at unexpected configurations which tease the question of meaning/expression and place the viewer in a position of uncertainty. Influences The human figure, Architecture/Urban environment; own gender (Female)

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1989 - MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths' College, London 1983 - BA Fine Art/French, Exeter University Solo exhibitions 2011 - Bar at the Hayward, Concrete Cafe at the Hayward Gallery, London 2002 - Helen Robertson, Galerie Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg 2001 - Stefan Eberstadt/Helen Robertson, Fiedler Contemporary, Cologne, Germany 2000 - after image, Ausstellungsraum Karl-liebknechtstrasse, Leipzig, Germany 1999 - Helen Robertson, Matt's Gallery, London 1998 - Helen Robertson, Galerie Fiedler, Cologne, Germany 1996 - Helen Robertson, Matthew Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee, Scotland 1995 - Blind Spot, Photographic Installation, Barbican Foyer Gallery 1994 - Recent Photographs, Gilmour Gallery, London 1991 - Photoworks, Krefeld Kunstverein 1991 - Solo Exhibition, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth  Performances, 2015 -Enclosed Garden: after Cy Twombly Untitled – A Painting in Nine Parts, Coleman Project Space, 2014 - triangles and circles live intervention Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre - room to room, its about to start, Granary Building Central Saint Martins, London  2012,  Group exhibitions, from here to there: Rochelle Fry, Mary Maclean, Helen Robertson Coleman Project Space  2015 - History is Now: 7 Artists take on Britain Hayward Gallery, London 2015 - Focal Points: Art and Photography, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester 2012 - Studio Voltaire 12 Selected by Jenni Lomax and Mike Nelson, Studio Voltaire, London 2012 - Young British Artists II curated by Ryan Gander and Christina von Rotehan, Dienstgebaeude , Zurich 2011 - Scope New Photographic Practices, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 2006 - Screening programme selected by Lucy Reynolds - La nuite blanche, Miss China Tea Room , Paris 2005 - Out Video , International Video Art in Public Places, Ekatarinburg, Russia 2005 - Size Matters, Longside Gallery (touring), Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2004 - Outvideo International Video-art Festival in Public Spaces, Ekatarinburg, Russia 1999 - Abstractionen, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany 1998 - International Biennale of Photography, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy 1997 - Public Relations - New British Photography, Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm, Germany 1995 - Dorothy Cross, Ceal Floyer, Cornelia Parker, Helen Robertson, Frith Street Gallery, London 1995 - Infanta, The View, Liverpool 1994 - La Vigie Art Contemporain, La Vigie-Nimes, France 1994 - Open Exhibition, Whitechapel Art Gallery 1994 - The Curators Egg, Anthony Reynolds, Gallery, London 1994 - Touched by Light, Stoke-on-Trent, Museum and Art Gallery 1993 - In House Out House, Peckham, London 1991 - Eurocreation Exhibition, Bethune, France 1990 - 4 Young Artists, Arnolfini, Bristol Artist talks 2012 - In conversation Fiona Crisp, Ian Hunt, Helen Robertson and Chris Townsend , Matt's Gallery, London 2011 - Helen Robertson and Pryle Behrman on Abstraction, Jerwood Gallery , London 2004 - Hiroshi Sugimoto, Serpentine Gallery, London 2003 - Blinky Palermo, Serpentine Gallery, London 2002 - Richard Artswager, Serpentine Gallery, London 1999 - Bridget Riley, Serpentine Gallery, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - Grant for Individual Artists , Arts Council of England, London 2001 - 5 month Fellowship in New Media and Printmaking, Isis Arts Digital Studio and Northern Print Studio, Newcastle 1999 - Individual Artists Grant, London Arts Board, London 1994 - Individual Artist Grant, London Arts Board, London Educational experience - tertiary 2007 - Associate Lecturer in Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, Central St Martins, University of the Arts London 2007 - Associate Lecturer in Photography, Camberwell College of Arts, , University of the Arts London 1994 - Part-time Lecturer, Electronic Lens Media Department, Camberwell College of Art 1994 - Part-time Lecturer, Foundation in Photography, Lewisham College 1994 - Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art, Norwich School of Art 1994 - Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College Publications 2010 - Blind Spot Magazine Issue 42 - 6 page feature 2005 - Concrete Photography/Konkrete Fotographie edited by Gottfried Jager ISBN 3-936646-74-0 2005 - Size Matters Arts Council Publication ISBN 1 85332 2490 2003 - Helen Robertson CD- Rom published by Isis Arts and Northern Print Studio 2002 - Helen Robertson Galerie Nei Liicht 2001 - 'The Art of Abstract Photography" edited by Gottfried Jäger ISBN 3-89790-015-7 1998 - Eikon Internationale Zeitschift fur Photographie & Medienkunst 1997 - Public Relations - New British Photography, published by Cantz ISBN 3-89322-338-X