Approved: 21.10.2008

Katri Walker

Artist, Film-maker

Approved: 21.10.2008

Katri's work investigates and celebrates the fertile space between contemporary art, portraiture and documentary filmmaking.

Subject matters vary widely but the common thread throughout is always the desire to explore new modes of reflection in a world in which reality is never a static given, but a complex set of relations.

Through video installation, Katri explores subjective realities as

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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Activities: Film-making
  • Categories: Project, Film & Video, Installation, Photography, Sound
 
 

Biography

Katri's work investigates and celebrates the fertile space between contemporary art, portraiture and documentary filmmaking. Subject matters vary widely but the common thread throughout is always the desire to explore new modes of reflection in a world in which reality is never a static given, but a complex set of relations. Through video installation, Katri explores subjective realities as a means of understanding our contemporary global predicaments, creating intimate works that document the physical and emotional geographies of her subjects.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2007 - Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2002 - First Class Fine Art / Sculpture , Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Solo exhibitions

2013 - Trip the Light, Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico
2011 - North West, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2011 - North West, The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh
2009 - Sometimes It Makes Me Wonder What I Fought For, +44 141 Gallery, SWG3, Glasgow
2008 - In Transit [two-person show], 82-84 Saltmarket, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
2008 - The Black Swan, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art [PICA], Western Australia
2005 - I Love DF, Galeria Garash, Mexico City

Group exhibitions

2012 - / Arrives in Starting, The Duchy Gallery @ The Lighthouse, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
2011 - Conciencia Urbana, Andrés Siegel / Arte, Mexico City
2011 - Write Me, Galeria Arte talCual, Mexico City
2011 - Write Me, Gallery Sopro, Lisbon, Portugal
2010 - [touring to 2012] Patria o Libertad! The Rhetorics of Patriotism, MDC Art Gallery System, Cobra Museum, MoCCA & Stenersen Museum, Miami, Amsterdam, Toronto & Oslo
2010 - Beginning, Middle, End, Bargate Monument Gallery , Southampton
2010 - Cine de Barrio, Las Veladas de de Santa Lucia, Maracaibos, Venezuela
2010 - Fake it!, Studio XX, Montreal, Canada
2010 - Salon Video Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London
2009 - Citámbulos, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City
2009 - My Wicked Twisted Love, Women and Their Work, Austin, Texas
2008 - ¡Juega!, Museo de Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas, Mexico
2008 - Citámbulos, Deutschen Architektur Zentrum DAZ, Berlin
2006 - Emergiendo de la Sombra, The Cellars at Shoreditch Townhall & El Antiguo Edificio Financiero, London & Mexico City
2006 - New Ruins, The City Watch House, Melbourne

Degree shows

2007 - Furthermore, Tramway, Glasgow & Artnews Projects, Berlin
2002 - Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art

Curated projects

2008 - Wish I were here, Solo Exhibition by Paulina del Paso, The Dos Equis Series, London
2007 - Betrayal, Group Exhibiton, The Dos Equis Series, London, Glasgow & Mexico City

Residencies

2012 - RSA Residencies for Scotland, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 - 3 month Studio Residency with Solo Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia
2007 - 6 month self-initiated residency jointly funded by The Dewar Arts Awards, The Hope Scott Trust and Gi08, offsite venue, Mexico
2005 - 6 week residency, EmergeD & Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

Public commissions

2012 - NVA Speed of Light Artist Commission, NVA & Edinburgh Art Festival
2010 - CCA Walls of Light Moving Image Commission, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow

Projects

2006 - (ended 2009) The Dos Equis Series: a collective project showcasing emerging Mexico-based artists in the UK & Mexico, offsite locations, UK & Mexico

Competitions, prizes and awards

2012 - Professional Development Award, Creative Scotland, Scotland
2010 - Artist Bursary, Creative Scotland, Glasgow
2010 - Glasgow Visual Artist Grant, Glasgow Life, Glasgow
2008 - British Council Grants to Artists Scheme, The British Council, UK
2008 - Glasgow Visual Artists Grant Scheme, Glasgow Culture & Sport, Glasgow
2008 - Où va la vidéo, Fondazione March, Padova, Italy
2008 - Scottish Arts Council Creative and Professional Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council, Scotland
2007 - Dewar Arts Award, The Dewar Arts Awards, Scotland
2006 - Visiting Arts Artist-to-Artist International Scheme , Visiting Arts, UK