Approved: 22.09.2010

Rebecca Glover

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 22.09.2010

At the borderlands we exchange and receive. Borders of our bodies, of countries, of control, understanding and learning.

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Participatory projects, Curating, Studio practice
  • Categories: Project, Environment, Film & Video, Installation, Performance, Sculpture, Sound
  • Tags: multimedia, environment, multi-sensory


At the borderlands we exchange and receive. Borders of our bodies, of countries, of control, understanding and learning.

Eyes on the screen tentacles reaching.

The edge is a space in itself, a site of development.

Push the frontiers and expand your knowledge, stretch your territory. Throw out your tentacles.

I’m growing my skin, stretching it daily so I encompass more. Larger surface area = more absorption, the more I can take, consume and understand.


My practice is a form of fieldwork through which I explore boundaries between the body and its surroundings; self and other; alien and familiar.

Our senses are sites of encounter, receptors and transmitters that continue evolving alongside developments in technology and thought. Eyes develop tactility, the screen becomes a skin. Frameworks of these sites are always shifting.

As I explore my environment ideas are given form and I begin developing a semi-fictional narrative.  Part scavenger part scientific explorer I make diagrams, collect materials, sounds, and images from my surroundings. Later these are used to make objects and apparatus - a toolkit for transforming and exploring the environments I occupy.

As the narrative develops, the materials I find emerge as physical metaphors forming new functions, fiction replaces the literal; lightbulbs become screens and eyeballs grow tentacles.

This fieldwork is often presented as installations. These are like sets and the tools are props for potential restagings of my encounters. With one foot in the real, one foot in my fiction the audience is given alternative frameworks with which to view the world.

CV & Education



2014- present Alt MFA, artists run alternative Fine Art Masters

2009 BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art

2006 Painting diploma, St Oswald’s School of Painting, London

2004 Foundation course, The Art Academy, London


Solo Exhibitions


2012 Space Invader – Goat Major Projects, Cardiff

2011 Edge of the World – Koukan Gallery London

2011 Void – Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery, London


Group Exhibitions


2014 A Major Evolutionary Blunder, Chisenhale Studios, London

2014 Of This Earth, Yarrow Gallery

2014 AltMFA feed, Art Licks Weekend, London

2014 In Search of The Miraculous, Floating Island Gallery, London

2014 Unperforming 3, Floating Island Gallery, London

2014 Technopolis, Departure Foundation, London

2012 System of Objects, Departure Foundation, London

2012 At Play 4, OVADA, Oxford

2012 Boeing Way to Gas Street, Departure Foundation, Birmingham

2012 Chelsea Art Fair, London

2011 East – West Arts Award Shortlisted Finalists, London

2011 All is not Lost, Cafe Gallery Project, London

2011 Art in Action, Oxfordshire

2010 Variant Space, Grosvenor Gallery, London

2010 Create Master Inspire, Ten Years of The Art Academy, London

2010 The Market Estate Project, London

2010 Space Voyager – The Art Academy, London

2009 Charity Auction – Sumaria Lunn Gallery – Royal Institution of Great Britain, London

2009 Noir – Hawke and Hunter, Edinburgh

2009 Klang - 7/3 Edinburgh

2007 Pulp, Chessel Gallery, Edinburgh

2007 Residency Show - Greatmore studios, Cape Town




2014 A Major Evolutionary Blunder, Apparent Daze, open studio Chisenhale Art Place, London

2013 Performance, Chisenhale Art Place London

2013 In a tangle of new veins, Project Space Chisenhale Art Place, London


Grants, Awards, Residencies


2013 The Bothy Project, Scotland

2013 Longlisted for Anthology Prize, Charlie Smith London

2012 Studio Residency, Departure Foundation, London

2012 Longlisted for Anthology Prize, Charlie Smith London

2011 Encouragement Prize, East-West Arts Award

2008 Travel Bursary, Edinburgh College of Art

2007 Community Arts Residency Greatmore Studios, South Africa

2007 Travel grant, The Education Renaissance Trust


Public Commissions


2007 10th anniversary Sculpture Commission, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town




2012 CATAPULT Magazine, artist interview

2012 Who’s Who in Art 35th Edition



2014- present    Into the Wild organiser and student tutorials, Chisenhale Studios, London

2012 -present    Chisenhale Artists Advisory Committee

2012 - present     Tutor Orientation Studies, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

2009- present     Tutor of Drawing and Painting, Foundation, The Art Academy, London



Please Stand By - bi-monthly artists film night at Chisenhale Studios