Approved: 16.08.2006

Silke Dettmers

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

My practice is not tied to a specific medium. It often involves the use of manufactured objects or their re-making in a foreign material or scale. It is the mutability of objects that interests me. I enjoy the creation of paradoxes and disruption of known meanings.

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Critical writing, Curating
  • Categories: Curatorial project, Book Works, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture
 

Biography

My practice is not tied to a specific medium. It often involves the use of manufactured objects or their re-making in a foreign material or scale. It is the mutability of objects that interests me. I enjoy the creation of paradoxes and disruption of known meanings.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions

  • 2015 - 20 Prints for 20 Years, Nunnery Gallery, London
  • 2014 - Out of The Box, No Format Gallery, London
  • 2014 - Mark Wallinger Presents, Bermondsey Project Space, London
  • 2013 - Compulsion, St Clements Hospital/ Shuffle Festival, Mile End London
  • 2012 - Bow Arts Open, Bermondsey Project Space, London
  • 2012 - Territories, Galerie Windkracht 13, Den Helder, Netherlands
  • 2011 - Signature, Hortensia Gallery, London
  • 2009 - Faultline, Art in The Age of Anxiety, The Nunnery, London
  • 2009 - London Artfair, London Artfair, London
  • 2009 - Olympic Visions, The Nunnery, London
  • 2009 - Workshop of Hereafter, Blyth Gallery, London
  • 2008 - Art Projects, London Art Fair, London
  • 2008 - Concrete Dreams, APT Gallery, London
  • 2008 - Staff exhibition , Byam Shaw School of Art, London
  • 2007 - Gallery Artists, Modern British Artists, London
  • 2006 - The Wrong End of the Telescope, Three Colts Gallery, London
  • 2004 - Outdoor Habitats, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London 2004 - Presence, Houseroom Contemporary Art, Bath
  • 2004 - Through The City, The Nunnery, Bow, London
  • 2003 - Connections, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham
  • 2003 - Location, Location, Location, Albury Arts, Guildford
  • 2003 - Plakativ ist (fast) Alles, Landesmuseum, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2002 - So O2, The Nunnery, Bow, London
  • 2000 - Ark 2000, Dilston Grove, Southwark, London
  • 1999 - All Trussed Up and Nowhere To Go, Norwich
  • 1998 - The Workhaus, Biennal, Liverpool
  • 1998 - Visual Philosophies, Axis website exhibition
  • 1998 - Walk the Plank, The Ship, London
  • 1998 - Whitechapel Open Studio, London
  • 1997 - Seek and Tell, Apt Gallery, London
  • 1996 - Open Show, Cafè Gallery, London
  • 1996 - Whitechapel Open Studio, London
  • 1983 - European Illustration, National Theatre, London
  • 1983 - The City, AOI Gallery, London
  • 1976 - Norddeutsches Theatertreffen, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1974 - Plakate, Landesmuseum Braunschweig, Germany

Curated projects

  • 2011 - Some Books Are to Be Tasted, Warehouse Art, Bogota, Colombia
  • 2010 - Some Books Are to Be Tasted, Galeria Camelot, Krakow, Poland
  • 2009 - Some Books Are to Be Tasted, George Rodger Gallery, Maidstone
  • 2006 - The Wrong End of the Telescope, Three Colts Gallery, London
  • 2000 - Zero-G; curation of exhibition, Dilston Grove, Cafe Gallery Projects, London
  • 1998 - Walk the Plank; co- curation of exhibition , The Ship, London

Publications

  • 2016 - [ forthcoming ] 'The Enemies of Wonder', co-authored with Mark Sanderson, in 'Working Wonders', ed. I. Brown, Routledge
  • 2012 - 'Blue Fence', photograph published in: 'The Art of Dissent', eds. Powell, Marrero-Guillamon, Marshgate Press
  • 2012 - Artists and Books in the Digital Age, Puntos magazine, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia
  • 2009 - Faultline, Art in The Age of Anxiety, exhibition catalogue
  • 2008 - Catalogue 2008; London Art Fair
  • 2008 - Mark Barrow Fine Art; catalogue gallery artists
  • 2008 - On the Necessity of Wonder; How to Explain an Artwork to a Committee. Essay. Journal of Visual Arts Practice 7.1
  • 2008 - The Liquid Page; conference brochure. Editor (with Mark Sanderson)
  • 2007 - Cordon Blue; The Guardian, G2. 6 photographs; interview with Andy Beckett
  • 2006 - The Wrong End of the Telescope; exhibition catalogue. Essay: Mark Sanderson
  • 2004 - Through the City; exhibition catalogue
  • 2002 - So 02; exhibition catalogue
  • 2000 - Zero-; exhibition catalogue. editor. Essay: Claire Lofting
  • 1998 - Kuenstler im East End; ntv Germany; broadcast 10 April 1998
  • 1998 - Walk the Plank; exhibition catalogue
  • 1997 - Seek and Tell; exhibition catalogue

Teaching

The Royal Drawing School. University for the Creative Arts, UCA, University for the Arts, UAL. Kensington and Chelsea College, KCC. Havering College. Watford School of Art. Academy of Fine Arts Katowice, ASP, Poland. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.

Other

  • 2013 - MRBS, member Royal British Society of Sculptors
  • 2008 - The Liquid Page Symposium; conference organizer, Tate Britain, London