Eldi Dundee is a NY born dual-national artist who has lived in London half her life. Her practice consists of an interchange of painting, photography, assemblage, performance, installation, writing, drawing and sculpture. Dundee studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw / CSM for her undergraduate degree, University of East London for a postgraduate certificate, and Chelsea College of Arts for her MA. She has a background in performance (acting & singing), and studied Human Ecology in America before emigrating to the UK.
CV & Education
2016 CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART / University of the Arts London MA Fine Art (Merit)
2009 UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON Postgraduate Certificate Fine Art
2009 CENTRAL ST MARTINS, BYAM SHAW / University of Arts London FdA Fine Art Skills & Practices (Merit Plus)
1992 - 2003 HB STUDIOS, THE ACTORS' CENTRE, THE ACTORS INSTITUTE, CITY LIT, WEEKEND ARTS COLLEGE and QUESTORS THEATRE, NY & London Acting / Performance & Directing
1992 COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC Maine, USA Human Ecology
Exhibitions / Performances
2017 MONSTERS OF THE DEEP: SEA MONSTER BAND (a Louise Ashcroft piece) Coastal Currents Festival in Hastings & St Leonards
THE WALL (short film written and directed by Aya Stoltenberg, Colombia University, NYC) - Olivia (supporting role - mother to central character) New Forest, UK
UNKNOWN FUTURES with AltMFA at Guest Projects/Shonibare Studios 1-7 May 2017
LE COQ ARTISTES Chinese Open/Qpark China Town/Soho
JAŠA PIECE 'I'm Not Afraid of You' Tabascogoesbananas/We.Are Institute Brooklyn & [online]
MOTHER & DAUGHTER Small House Gallery London & [online]
2016 JAŠA PIECE 'The Relations' London Frieze VIP event at Dalston Pier
DEGREE SHOW: MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art
PICASSO PLAY (Desire Caught by the Tail) Directed by Cradeaux Alexander, LUXE/Nunnery Gallery/Bow Arts, Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham, and V22 Gallery, Forest Hill
DAMIANO FINA PIECE 'I am NOT tino sehgal, but I have him' Nahmad Projects Gallery Mayfair
CIRCUMBENDIBUS AltMFA/Guest Projects/Shonibare Studio London Fields
WE ≠ US Triangle Space/Chelsea College of Art
THINKING / MAKING Curious Projects Eastbourne
2015 CREATIVE DEBUTS SHOWCASE X: UAL TAKEOVER (10th First Thursday Showcase) Whitechapel Gallery/Creative Debuts/The Black and White Building Shoreditch
FLY BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTSUIT Triangle Space/Cookhouse Gallery Chelsea College of Art
IAH-LHR North & Found/Martin's Place/ArtLicks Weekend Clapham
PALINDROMIC SEQUENCE: A Live Map of the Thames Shore AltMFA/ArtLicks Weekend Bermondsey
CHELSEA SALON Penarth Studios Peckham
UNPERFORMING 5 performance event curated by Louise Ashcroft AltMFA Jamboree/Guest Projects/Shonibare Studio
PLAYFUL MENACE dance and sculpture r&d AltMFA Jamboree/Guest Projects/Shonibare Studio
ALTMFA & FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL JAMBOREE Guest Projects/Shonibare Studio, a month of peer- and guest led collaborative alternative art education, workshops, conferences, symposia, conversations, projects, exhibitions, crits, happenings, events, and more, free and open to the public.
BP CENTENNIAL COLLECTION Exhibition of Commissioned Works-In-Progress, BP International HQ, Surrey
P is for PROCESS (MA FA PT1 Interim Show) Chelsea College of Art
2014 OFFICE PARTY curated by Caitlin Mavroleon & Adam Zoltowski/Office Sessions III/Anchorage House, East India Dock
10x10 DRAWING LONDON Article 25/The Shard
LOVE KILLS written & directed by Cradeaux Alexander based on Fassbinder's 'Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant' The Rag Factory East London - title role
TANGENT Triangle and Cookhouse Chelsea College of Art
ALTMFA FEED Art Licks Weekend - Arts Council England /Ideas Tap funded peripatetic performance art tour, curated remotely from Hong Kong via Skype, by George Major, meandering from Bermondsey Tube to the Angel Pub via back streets leading to Bermondsey Beach
DEPTFORD X Contemporary Visual Arts Festival Creekside Discovery Centre Deptford - showing concrete tower repurposed as bug hotel
DEPTFORD X Deptford Market - singing in Janette Parris' 'Market Musical'
UNPERFORMING 3 Floating Island Gallery, Canary Wharf, London - in Fritha Jenkins' work
LAST ONE TO LEAVE, TURN OUT THE LIGHTS Loopart13, Creekside, Deptford, London
ABSTRACTICA LondonArt, Grove Vale East Dulwich, London
DIVINE DEFINE FEMININE LondonArt, Grove Vale East Dulwich, London
WHAT IS TEXTILES? with Kalopsia Collective at Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
2013 WHAT IS TEXTILES? with Kalopsia Collective at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, Scotland
MEMENTO MORI/MOMENTO MORI Project Gallery, Toronto, Canada
WHAT AUDIENCE? curated by Sadie Edginton & Leonora Aunstrup The Old Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Rd, Clapton, Hackney
L’AMOUR Meanwhile Space, Stoke Newington as part of 'L'Amour: Coffee House and Cabaret', an event curated by Ludivine Baruton
2012 ORGANS Nolias 11, Stamford St, Southwark
ACTS OF (PERFORMANCE / VARIATIONS)
curated by Cradeaux Alexander, TESTBED 1, Battersea
SUMMERTIME GAMES Nolias 11, Stamford St, Southwark
LA PETITE MORT, curated by Billy Byrne The Others, Stoke Newington
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, curated by Gillian Powell, Core @ Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
(A)WAKE Core at Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
CONSTRUCTING SPACES: LIVE WORKS, Construction Gallery, in association with POST Artists, Tooting
2011 WHERE'S GOD WHEN YOU NEED HIM? Alekano Gallery, Hackney
PLAY NICE NOW!, with Enver Gursev,
curated by Nathalie Khan, Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
ABSOLUTE BONUS Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
ART'S SHARP EDGE Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare
2009 ONE15: SCULPTURE IN THE WORKPLACE, Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
BYAM SHAW DEGREE SHOW, FdA Studios, Byam Shaw School of Art / Central St Martins / University of Arts London, Archway
CANARY WHARF PROPOSALS SHOW, AVA Gallery, Docklands -- sculpture, assemblage, installation & co-curation
FDA INTERIM SHOW, Concourse Gallery, Byam Shaw School of Art, Archway
2008 POSTGRAD/MA WORK IN PROGRESS Show, AVA Gallery, Docklands
THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN, Cor Blimey Arts, Deptford & Henhayes Centre, Somerset
BARBS with Riedstra, Red Gate Gallery, Brixton
UNTITLED Group Show, The Art Bar, South Kensington
1996 UNTITLED SOLO Show, The Railway Bar, Clapham
2016 deLUXE with Cradeaux Alexander, PhD candidate, RCA
2016 ALTMFA JIG at Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London Fields
2016 Space for Failure, Chisenhale Dance Space
2015 MERZ BARN, with AltMFA & MilesKM, at Kurt Schwitters' site in the Lake District, Cumbria
2015 ALTMFA & FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL JAMBOREE at Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London Fields
2014 OFFICE SESSIONS III at Anchorage House, East India, Docks, London
2014 ALT MFA, May/June artist residency at Floating Gallery, Canary Wharf, London
2013 / 2014 LOOPART13, 6 month Artist Residency, Faircharm Studios, Creekside, Deptford, London
2013 DON'T WAIT TABLES Cabaret Workshop Residency with Ursula Martinez and Dicky Eton (producer, Duckie) for DIY10 & the Live Art Development Agency at Soho Theatre Upstairs, Soho, London
2012 CONSTRUCTING SPACES: LIVE WORKS, 6 week Artist Residency, Construction Gallery, in association with POST Artists, Tooting, London
Commissions / Projects
2016 AltMFA members invited by Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects to perform at Royal Academy’s Burlington Gardens street festival 2nd July
2016 Alternative Art Education Summit with AltMFA, Open School East, School of the Damned and The Syllabus at Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios - an event marking the end of the month-long occupation of Guest Projects by these current collectives over the whole of May and the beginning of June.
2015 Mozilla Foundation and Axisweb digital experiment - selected among 10 UK artists asked to explore Webmaker's potential for capturing and presenting our ideas and work - research findings will be presented at the International conference MozFest (in London)
2015 DRAWING THE WORLD UAL Granary Square, King’s Cross London - 30 postgraduate fine art students from across UAL, collaborating with Professor of Drawing Stephen Farthing, for an epic on-site outdoor drawing in a performance directed via mobile phones and a drone
2015 (4 - 29 May) Guest Projects & altMFA (working title) AltMFA & Friends International Jamboree at Shonibare Studio, London Fields
2014 - 2017 BP commission in collaboration with artist / lecturer Enver Gursev (UAL CCW) and director of Burning Eye Limited - contributing two bespoke bronze sculptures to the commission of 28 new contemporary works by 13 artists for their Centenary Collection
2014 Article 25 10x10 Drawing London - invited to produce work for architectural disaster-relief charity art auction taking place November 27 at The Shard
2014 The Office Sessions Project curated by Caitlin Mavroleon with lead artist Adam Zoltowski - 6 weeks of changing exhibitions at Anchorage House, East India Docks, with each week representing one hour's worth of a Work Xmas Party dynamic
Creekside Discovery Centre, Deptford, London; Article25; BP Shipping; Private collections in England, France, Italy, Canada, United States, Mexico, Japan and Russia.
2016 Axisweb's Artist of the Month, January 2016
2014 Chelsea College of Art & Design Vice Chancellor's MA Scholarship Award *
2014 Arts Council England and Ideas Tap funding - AltMFA Feed tour for Art Licks
2012 Georgia Museum of Art Kress Project winning entry - funding and inclusion in commemorative limited edition hardback publication
2008 Guardian Student Media Award - Best Design for a Student Publication - Less Common More Sense Magazine, when I was Arts Sub-Editor
The Kress Project, Athens / Georgia Museum of Art (USA) 2013
The State of Art: Performance and Conceptual #1, Worcestershire / Bare Hill Publishing 2014
Elliot, A., Williams, S. and Bergne, T. (Eds) Sculpture at Canary Wharf - A Decade of Exhibitions, London / Canary Wharf Group, 2011
Gamboa, L. & Meza, I. (Eds.) "El hombre perfecto", Revista Hysteria, #1, July/Aug 2013, Mexico (online)
Gamboa, L. & Meza, I. (Eds.) Female Gaze, "El Beso", Revista Hysteria, #2, Sept/Oct 2013, Mexico (online)
2014 SLWA (South London Women Artists)
2014 AccessArt, charity committed to furthering the advancement of education in the visual arts, led by Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli, RCA
2014 Alt MFA, peer-led Masters Fine Art programme, founded by Louise Ashcroft, RCA
1990s - 2000s Screen Actors Guild, British Actors Equity, New Producers Alliance
2016 Web Mistress
MA FA Chelsea Graduating Class website - promoting students' work, research projects, awards, residencies, solo and group exhibitions, both within and outside UAL, backdating from the start of their course (full-timers started October 2015, part-timers started October 2014)
2015 Web Mistress
AltMFA Jamboree website (voluntary job-share) - Helping to plan, design, create and update the website in relation to AltMFA and Friends International Jamboree, a month long programme of events AltMFA organised as part of our Guest Projects Residency at Shonibare Studio.
2015 Advisory Board Member & Panel Judge
Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London: as part of a small team (including some AltMFA members and other past participants of Guest Projects), reading 50+ proposals, and whittling them down to 4 solid contributions to the 2016 programme of 12 x 1 month-long artist-group residencies to take place in the studio of YBA-generation artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE, RA, FGC and (most importantly, probably) a UAL Byam Shaw alumnus.
2015 Working-Group/Planning Member in association with Hackney Museum, Open School East and AltMFA for 'The Anti-University: Public Participatory Anti-Symposium' events taking place summer and autumn 2015.
2014 - Present Private Visual and Performing Art Tutor / Mentor
Self-Employed, London: working with individuals and small groups of children and adults - drawing, painting, sculpture, print-making, portfolio advice, and performance-related coaching, training and mentoring.
2012 - 2014 Art Club Workshop Co-Leader & Guest Artist (KS2)
St Leonards CofE Primary School: Coordinated and co-led project by project art workshops for children at Key Stage 2, with a focus on sculpture, printmaking, life drawing and painting techniques.
2009 / 2010 Co-Producer
Metro Seven Films: Collaborated on four film and documentary projects, including research and development for a historical Anglo-American biopic sports feature.
2008 Artist / Assistant Workshop Facilitator
Royal College of Art, with the Olympic Delivery Authority: 2012 London Olympic park and gardens consultation, assisting architect Savina Torrisi and artist Grenville Davey.
2008 Arts Sub Editor
Less Common More Sense Magazine: Our team won best design for a student publication for the Guardian Student Media Awards 2008.
2008 Assistant Manager / Intern
Red Gate Gallery, Brixton, London: 5 months.
2002 - 2004 Theatre Director
The Questors Theatre, Ealing, London: co-directed full length plays, in house and on tour, directed rehearsed readings of new writing, led workshops leading to performance of student-devised promenade piece based on Romeo and Juliet with Questors Youth Theatre and Gunnersbury Park Museum and Grounds.
*May be taking a year out; may be transferring to UAL Wimbledon MFA!