Rachel Garfield

Rachel Garfield is an artist and writer. She was awarded her doctorate in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 2004. The PhD was entitled 'Performativity and Identity Politics: Encounters in Recent Jewish Art'. Garfield teaches on the MFA at Goldsmiths. Garfield has exhibited and published widely. Her recent Arts Council funded national touring exhibition entitled You'd Think So Wouldn't You? (Focal Point, Margaret Harvey Gallery and Artsdepot) was accompanied by a catalogue that includes essays by Matthew Shaul and Amelia Jones. Other recent exhibitions are Culture Bound at the Courtauld Institute (2006), video invitational at fa projects, International 3 (2003). Screenings include, Provopolis Original Projects, Norwich, (2005), Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY (2004), Whitechapel Art Gallery (2004). The work of Rachel Garfield has been featured in the following texts: Pam Skelton. Restretching the Canvas, Rosemary Betterton (ed.), Unframed: The Practices and Politics of Women Painting, IB Tauris Ltd, 2003; Amelia Jones The Undecidability of Difference: The Work of Rachel Garfield, Rachel Garfield catalogue touring show, UH Press, 2005: 'Ethnicity: Alternative Black Theory in Contemporary Art', Pauline de Souza, in Contemporary Art History, ed. Amelia Jones, Blackwell (2006, forthcoming) Rachel Garfield has contributed critical texts to Third Text, Journal of Media Practice, a-n publications and The Jewish Quarterly as well as being commissioned to writing catalogue essays for the exhibition Aftershshock at the Sainsbury Centre, and for artists Keith Piper (Luxonline), Zineb Sedira, Catherine Elwes and Cornford & Cross (written with John Timberlake for Artsway), Maria Kiehrkah, Elia Alba (Focal Point), Cynthia Greig (Focal Point), Oreet Ashery (Still & Bruch gallery, Berlin). read full statement

Location London