Approved: 14.03.2009

Amelia Crouch

Artist, Project manager

Archived
Approved: 14.03.2009

Amelia's work plays with words as simultaneously material and symbolic signifiers, their status as information and their interrelationship with the visual world. Her work frequently copies or 'quotes' existing formats or gathers and manipulates material from existing sources. She is particularly interested in exploring shifting ideas about individual subjectivity - itself a material and symbolic

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Biography

Amelia's work plays with words as simultaneously material and symbolic signifiers, their status as information and their interrelationship with the visual world. Her work frequently copies or 'quotes' existing formats or gathers and manipulates material from existing sources. She is particularly interested in exploring shifting ideas about individual subjectivity - itself a material and symbolic construct - and how this intersects with with collective civic or commercial culture. Amelia has exhibited her work in exhibitions and screenings nationally and internationally and has created installations for locations including a town hall, train station and corn exchange.

CV & Education

Commissions
July 2014, Pavilion, Leeds.
February 2014 Beam, Wakefield
October 2012 Open-Art, Huddersfield.
October 2012 Morley Literature Festival.
February 2012 Forty Hall, Enfield Borough Council.
March 2011 Arts & Regeneration, Leeds City Council.
August 2010 Leeds Met Gallery.

Solo Exhibitions
March 2011 Prepare to Cheer, Leeds Town Hall. Site-responsive work commissioned by Arts & Regeneration, Leeds City Council.
August 2010 Concourse Quartet, Billboard at Leeds Railway Station, with Leeds Met Gallery.
August 2010 Text Works, Bradford University atrium with Gallery II, Bradford.
April 2010 Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained, series of text posters exhibited at Leeds Corn Exchange with ‘Art in Unusual Spaces.’

Group Exhibitions
October 2013 Hanover Project Video Festival, UCLan, Preston.
August 2013 To-Morrow or To-Day, Sascastoa, Ghent and Mexico, Leeds.
February 2013 Kindness Is…. Northfield Hall, Huddersfield. Collaboration with Jonathan Turner, with Open-Art.
July 2013 Sideshow, Heiska, Hämeenkyrö, Finland.
October 2012 Text&Context, public realm exhibition, Cambridge.
October 2012 Signs of the Times public realm exhibition, Morley Literature Festival.
July 2012What will the family think if they pull up outside? Forty Hall, Enfield.
November 2011 Next to Nothing, SWG3, Glasgow.
September 2011 Next to Nothing, The Light, Leeds.
April 2011 Hunter Gatherer, PSL [Project Space Leeds].
May 2010 The Drawing Shed with PSL at No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London.
April 2010 Thinking Outside the Box, ‘Global Studio,’ The Bluecoat, Liverpool.
June 2009 The Writing on the Wall, Artlink, Hull.
June 2009 Site Darbyshire ’09 Award, Museum in the Park, Stroud.
January 2009 It’s not the end of the world, Leeds Met Gallery.
November 2008 Eclections, The ArtMarket, Leeds.
May 2008 Margate Rocks, festival of art and ecology, Margate.
May 2008 Relocating Absence, Elevator Gallery, London.
December 2007 Lonely this Christmas, Lancaster University.
May 2007 Situation Leeds, festival of Art in the Public Realm.
October 2006 Charabanc, Kuvataideakatemian, Helsinki.
October 2006 Round One Way, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool.
September 2005 From The Ordinary, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery.
May 2005 Launchpad, as part of the ‘Vitrine’ project, Leeds.
November 2003 Seeing By Wireless. Exhibition as part of the ‘Shot By The Sea’ film and
video festival, Hastings.

Residencies
July 2013 Arteles, Hämeenkyrö, Finland.
May 2013 Vulgar Errors, residency, The Queen of Hungary project space, Aylesham.
August 2006 Collaborations On Site. 2 week collaborative workshop for international artists, resulting in an exhibition at Kiasma, Helsinki.
July 05 – Oct 05 More Than 12, residency at Cartwright Hall, Bradford with ‘The Art House’.

Screenings
March 2014 Home Movies, The Assembly Rooms, Lancaster.
December 2013 Pavilion & Mexico, Leeds, Christmas scratch night.
November 2013 Peacock Visual Arts, inclusion in a show reel of kinetic typography.
September 2005 Generator Projects, Dundee.
November 2004 Intermix04 in Leeds International Film Festival Fringe.
July 2004 Taxi Gallery, Cambridge.
April 2004 Catalyst-Arts, Belfast.

Publications/Anthologies
July 2013 Dead End Town, Black Dogs quarterly.
April 2013 The Dark Would, language art anthology, Apple Pie editions.
January 2013 Losing It/The Enemy, Black Dogs quarterly.
December 2010 Measures of Distance: Learning and Doubt in ‘RITE,’ a New Work Network publication.
January 2008 50% Off, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.
September 2007 Who’d Be a Man, Round We Go publications.

Education

MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

BA Fine Art, Leeds University.