Approved: 07.04.2008

Liv Pennington

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 07.04.2008

My work is simultaneously about portraiture and representation. Through the medium of photography, video and performance I explore ways that emotional relationships may affect our perception of body image and personality, whilst playing with the different formats and roles that photography can have.

Within my art practice I have always been interested in referencing the back-story and investigating

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  • Location: Folkestone/ London, South East
 
 

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    Biography

    My work is simultaneously about portraiture and representation. Through the medium of photography, video and performance I explore ways that emotional relationships may affect our perception of body image and personality, whilst playing with the different formats and roles that photography can have. Within my art practice I have always been interested in referencing the back-story and investigating the processes involved in producing work. I enjoy speculation, conversation and reciprocation. There has become a need to include others in the physical making of my work whether through direct audience participation as in 'Private View', 2002 - 2010 or through the employment of re-touchers in 'The Standard Package Trilogy', 2008 - 2011. I have a reactive approach, autobiographical in a sense; I have explored and continue to investigate attraction, desire, selection and fertility. It seems to be a logical progression that domesticity, gender roles, motherhood and the disappearance of self would be reflected in current and future pieces.

    CV & Education

    Public realm 2011 - Birthrites Symposia, Whitechapel Gallery, London 2011 - Open Art, Orebro, Sweden, Orebro, Orebro Qualifications and training 2004 - PGCE Post Compulsory, The Institute of Education, London 2003 - MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London Solo exhibitions 2012 - OVUM, Boxroom Gallery, Folkestone 2005 - Pick n Mix, Wuthering Heights (Photography in focus festival), Malmo, Sweden Group exhibitions 2013 - Factory- FORMAT International Photography Festival, University of Derby, Derby 2011 - Check out, Harbourside, Folkestone 2011 - Kent Open Photography -KOAX, Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood 2010 - East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne 2010 - Exqusite Corpse, Core Gallery, London 2009 - The Affluenza Exhibition, 187-211 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, EC, London, London 2008 - 1st Open Photography Show, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2008 - Backlight 08, 8th International Photography Triennial, TR1, Tampere 2008 - Foto8 Summer Show, Host Gallery, London 2006 - The Responsbility of Forms, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset Curated projects 2011 - Check in, Harbourside, 14 Wear Bay Road, Folkestone, Folkestone 2010 - Exquisite Corpse, Core Gallery, Deptford 2010 - Perfection, www.criticaldictionary.com (issue 23), www.criticaldictionary.com 2010 - Yuko Nasu & Liv Pennington, Co-Exist, Southend 2008 - Backlight 08, 8th International Photography Triennial, Photographic Centre Nykyaika and then tours, Tampere, Finland 2008 - Face Value, Oriel Mostyn, Wales 2007 - As Serious as your life, Bilm Museet, Umea Sweden 2007 - Deep Inspiration, Jerwood Space, London Artist talks 2011 - Birth Rites Symposia, Whitworth Museum, Manchester Workshops 2007 - Portfolio Tips, Tate Modern (Raw Canvas), London Projects 2009 - NepArtism, www.nepartism.com, Online Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Birthrites Collection, http://birthritescollection.org.uk/, http://birthritescollection.org.uk/ Publications 2008 - Ending Future Feminisms (Zine) 2008 - http://www.slashseconds.org