Approved: 09.11.2011

Eldi Dundee

Artist, Editor, Maker, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 09.11.2011

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 Chelsea College of Arts for her MA, University of East London for a postgraduate certificate, and Byam Shaw (under the umbrella of Central St Martins / University of the Arts London) for her undergraduate degree. She has a background in performance (acting & singing), and studied Human Ecology in America before emigrating to the UK.

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    Artist Statement

    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 Chelsea College of Arts for her MA, University of East London for a postgraduate certificate, and Byam Shaw (under the umbrella of Central St Martins / University of the Arts London) for her undergraduate degree. She has a background in performance (acting & singing), and studied Human Ecology in America before emigrating to the UK.

    Alongside her art practice and the occasional acting job, she has taught art at primary and secondary school levels (KS2, 3 & 4), drama and movement at FE levels (BTEC L1-3), coordinated a programme of lectures for an alternative postgraduate art school, has acted as peer mentor on postgraduate art courses, edited publications and websites, and currently juggles being in a research role on a feminist social history project with working in the Art Department for a feature film (in production) as a set dresser, all while raising a teenager as a single parent.

    CV & Education


    2017 UAL: Teaching and Learning Exchange, CENTRAL ST MARTINS / University of Arts London 'Thinking Teaching' Certificate

    2017 OPEN UNIVERSITY / BA (Hons) Humanities with Art History

    2016 CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART / University of the Arts London MA Fine Art 

    2009 UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON Postgraduate Certificate Fine Art 

    2009 CENTRAL ST MARTINS, BYAM SHAW / University of Arts London FdA Fine Art Skills & Practices 


    1992 COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC Maine, USA Human Ecology

    Exhibitions / Performances

    NORMALCY (theatre/rehearsed reading) writer: Bonnie Adair, director: Law Ballard, The Actors Temple London

    LEFTOVERS (theatre/rehearsed reading) directed by Bonnie Adair, The Actors Temple London
    WISE DECISION student film directed by Amber Xiao for London College of Communication (LCC) London
    A CATASTROPHE OF UNSPEAKABLE MAGNITUDE 3 channel 'docufiction' film, written and directed by Philppa Kate Weaver, MFA Wimbledon College of Art London
    THIS MIGHT BE THE FUTURE with AltMFA at Guest Projects/Shonibare Studios London Fields

    2017 MONSTERS OF THE DEEP: SEA MONSTER BAND 'supergroup' collaboration (conceived and led by Louise Ashcroft) Coastal Currents Festival Hastings & St Leonards
    FLOWERS OF HOPE (student MA film) Dir: Yam Limbu - Tina (Lead character)
    LOVE OF MINE, LOVE DIVINE (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
    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 StudiosByam 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


    2018 KELDER group residency with AltMFA
    2017 ALTMFA: UNKNOWN FUTURES at Guest Projects, Shonibare Studios, London Fileds
    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

    2018 Bronze sculpture commission for BP Shipping via Enver Gursev (artist / director of Burning Eye Limited)
    2018 This Might Be The FUTURE (AltMFA zine) Edited and Art Directed by Dundee with printing costs funded by a-n (The Artists Information Company)
    2017 Re:Jacqueline Morreau - Mythologies and the Marginalised - Panel Discussion: Histories/Herstories: Archiving the experiences and work of people outside of the canon, curated by Halo Hughes and Beatrice-Lily Lorigan for Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust
    2017 MANCA BAJEC PIECE (as yet untitled part of WITNESS CORNER MARKED project, in development as of June 2017)
    2016 Small House Gallery, a miniature contemporary art curation project for a dolls house in a London residency

    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.


    2017 a-n Artist Led Bursary for AltMFA FUTURE PROGRAMME - a year long programme of speakers from the arts and culture sector, and the commissioning of written critical responses to each talk, culminating in a publication, edited by Dundee 2018
    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


    Re: Jacqueline Morreau - Mythologies and the Marginalised (exhibition magazine), London / Estate of Jacqueline Morreau, with Bow Arts Trust, 2017
    The Centenary Collection: 1915 - 2015, London & Solihull / BP Shipping, with Burning Eye and Chelsea College of Arts, 2017
    The Punctum Journal, Issue Three, London / Punctum Gallery at Chelsea College of Arts, 2016 
    The State of Art: Performance and Conceptual #1, Worcestershire / Bare Hill Publishing, 2014
    This might be the future London / AltMFA, 2018 - launch of three AltMFA zine publications (2x print and 1x online) to coincide with finissage of our year-long a-n funded Future Programme


    Space for Failure
    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

    Related Employment

    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!