Approved: 16.08.2006

Helen Robertson

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

Helen Robertson is a London based artist and Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Arts, The University of the Arts London. Her practice foregrounds the liveness of experience, through an articulation of situations/configurations in which our encounter as viewers, participants, bystanders…. is pivotal. The pieces evolve through processual involvement with materials, process, space, bodies, site, context, history…works by other artists, writers, choreographers, architects….

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    Helen Robertson is a London based artist and Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Arts, The University of the Arts London. Her practice foregrounds the liveness of experience, through an articulation of situations/configurations in which our encounter as viewers, participants, bystanders…. is pivotal. The pieces evolve through processual involvement with materials, process, space, bodies, site, context, history…works by other artists, writers, choreographers, architects….

    She uses Duchamp’s concept of the infra-mince - ultra-thin - which he defines through examples (such as the space between mould and cast and the space of contact – warmth - between seated body and chair) to describe the space of interaction that concerns her; a space in which bodies are caught in a state of ‘becoming’ involving connections, disconnections, fusion and confusion.

    CV & Education

    MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College University of London

    Performances/live event

    2016          Breath live event, West Bay Dorset curated by Force 8

    2016          Wolfgang Tillmans Eu Referendum live event, Central Saint Martins

    2015          another life, live event with props Camberwell College of Arts

    2015          Enclosed Garden, Coleman Project Space

    2014          triangles and circles live intervention Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre

    2014          room to room  Granary Building, Central Saint Martins

     

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2011    Bar at the Hayward, Concrete Café, Hayward Gallery

    2002    Galerie Nei Liicht, Dudelange Luxembourg

    2001    Collaborative installation with Stefan Eberstadt, Fiedler Contemporary, Cologne

    2000    after image, Ausstellungsraum Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse, Leipzig

    1999    Matt’s Gallery, London

     

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2017  Forthcoming Stephen Lawrence Gallery London curated by Outside Architecture

    2015   ways from here to there: Coleman Project Space. London

    2015   History is Now: 7 Artists take on Britain,  Hayward Gallery, London

    2013    Focal Points: Art and Photography, Manchester City Art Gallery

    2012    SV12 Studio Voltaire London, selected by Jenni Lomax and Mike Nelson

    2012    Young British Artists II,

                curated by Ryan Gander and Christina von Rotenhan, Dienstgebaeude,   Zurich

    2011    Scope – new photographic practices, Tsinghua University, Beijing

    2007    Video Art Festival Prague, Gambit Factory, Prague

    2005    Outvideo International Video-art Festival in Public Spaces, Ekaterinburg, Russia

    2005-6  Size Matters Arts Council Touring Exhibition Yorkshire Sculpture Park,

    2004    Contemporary Photographs from the Arts Council Collection, Aberdeen Art Gallery

    2002    The Difference between you and us, Five Years, London

    2000    Schwarzweiss, photography now,  Berlin

    1999    Abstractionen, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

    1999    International Biennale of Photography, Turin

    1999    Arts Council Collection in conjunction with Edward Weston, De la Warr Pavilion