Approved: 22.07.2007

Joseph Ismail

Artist

Approved: 22.07.2007

joseph ismail is a multi-disciplinary artist based in norfolk, u.k. his practice is historically contextualised within the crossover between minimalism and conceptualism, with particular reference to time-based work/ideas and the practices of expanded video & film from the 1960s and 1970s to the present day (written 2013)

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  • Location: Norfolk, East
  • Categories: Film & Video, Intervention, Performance, Photography, Text
  • Tags: minimalism, conceptualism, documentation, historicity, parody, mediation, camera arts, intervention, performance
 
 

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    Biography

    joseph ismail is a multi-disciplinary artist based in norfolk, u.k. his practice is historically contextualised within the crossover between minimalism and conceptualism, with particular reference to time-based work/ideas and the practices of expanded video & film from the 1960s and 1970s to the present day (written 2013)

    looking back contemporaneously, ismail's research-led practice seeks to re-appropriate existing readings of historical works, which borders between homage and parody (written 2012, under the influence of an MA programme, where 'research-led' is a buzz phrase)

    exploring psychoanalytical and philosophical ideas around subjects such as repetition, rhetoric and activity/passivity, ismail's work seeks a simplicity, to show how these complex subjects are embedded within daily routine, and how they manifest themselves as behaviour, or as 'bodily acts' (written 2010)

    complex-simplicity, whereby the former is distilled into the latter. the complexity is contained 'within' simplicity.  this process can be described as a fermentation of sorts (idea initially conceived in 2010, presented here in this context in 2014)

    revolving around a group of specific mediums used to question image and text based representation, Ismail's current practice is concerned with how the work constructs it's own reality on the one hand, whilst misrepresenting its referent reality on the other, in a kind of represent/misrepresent dichotomy. working in the grey-area between these two disparate spaces, a paradoxical predicament arises, whereby issues around material-(re)presentation become of primary concern (written 2015, with elements from earlier years)

    CV & Education

    Exhibitions & Screenings

    2016 - Transgression 2.0, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Bath, UK

    2015-2016 - The Portable Exhibition, Dazibao, Montréal (Québec), Canada

    2015 - Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds, U.K

    2014 - Home Sweet Home. À propos de l'inquiétude, Dazibao, Montréal (Québec), Canada

    2014 - Seeing Beckett, Contemporary Art Space Chester & Liverpool Irish Festival

    2014 - Timeslip, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, Bath, U.K

    2013 - Chateau Marmot , Pop-up restaurant at The Priory Street, York, U.K

    2011 - Facade Video Festival, Art Today Association, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    2011 - Fourth Floor, Stew Gallery, Norwich, U.K

    2011 - Late Shift; 'What is a Museum?', Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, U.K

    2011 - To Camera, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, U.K

    2010 - beyond the pleasure principle , The Gallery at NUCA, Norwich, U.K

    2007 - joseph ismail - new paintings, NO:ID Gallery, London, U.K

    2006 - Annual Open Exhibition, Cafe Gallery Projects, London, U.K

    2005 - 6X6, Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, Rochester, NY, USA

    2004 - Credit History, Pavilion an Main, Frankfurt, Germany

    2004 - 'the vault', The Foundry, London, U.K

    2004 - 'this is rentnercollective?', Islington Arts Factory, London, U.K

    2002 - The Euro; A road project as part of Rentnercollective encompassing six european cities, namely, London, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Berlin

    2001 - Perceptions Through a Lens, Jerwood Space, London, U.K

    2001 - Post Viral, 291 Gallery, London, U.K

    Projects

    2013 - Artists in Conversation, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts , Norwich, U.K

    2010 - Walking Interventions with Hamish Fulton , Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich, U.K

    2010 - authorship, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich, U.K

    2009 - parergon/(ergon), Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich, U.K

    2002 - 2006 - Rentnercollective; produced structural analytical work around corporate identity, through various activities including; exhibitions, publications and websites, based in London, U.K

    Publications

    2014 - Catalogue for 'Home Sweet Home. À propos de l'inquiétude,' Dazibao, Montréal (Québec), Canada

    2014 - Artforum, 'critics' picks,' May 2014, for Home Sweet Home. À propos de l'inquiétude. Dazibao, Montréal (Québec), Canada

    2010 - Alumni Magazine, NUCA, Issue 9, Winter 2011, p12, 13

    2010 - Eastern Daily Press, Saturday, Sept 11, 2010, p 20, 21

    2004 - R Review, 8 issue journal, Rentnercollective, London, U.K

    2001 - Catalogue for exhibition 'Post Viral,' 291 Gallery, London, U.K

    Qualifications and training

    2010 - MA Drawing, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich

    1998 - 2001 - BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Time based Media), Kent Institute of Art & Design , Kent

    1997 - 1998 - Diploma in Foundation Studies, Amersham and Wycombe College of Art & Design, Bucks

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