Approved: 10.05.2013

Jan Uprichard

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Project manager, Researcher

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Approved: 10.05.2013

My art practice is sometimes dialogical and site specific, involving differing levels of participation and collaboration. I often work with smell as a device to re-programme how we perceive our surroundings and the systems they are built on.

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Artist Statement

My art practice is sometimes dialogical and site specific, involving differing levels of participation and collaboration. I often work with smell as a device to re-programme how we perceive our surroundings and the systems they are built on.

Emancipation has been an underlying force in much of my work. Using moments of interaction to escape into different memories / places. The work oscillates between participatory events and obsessive research using archives, walking, food, film, sound, smell, bookmaking, interventions or combinations of all the above.

For me, research and the processes by which I gather information are as much a part of my work as any end result. I'm currently a PhD researcher at Ulster University.

I also work as part of artist collective Sociable NonScience and as a freelance Curator/Producer on projects such as Grounding, an alternative art school / residency, bringing together like minded people.

CV & Education

EDUCATION

2018 – 21 PhD Candidate, Ulster University

2010 MA Art in Public, Ulster University

2003 BA HON.s Fine and Applied Arts, Ulster University

 

EMPLOYMENT

2012/18 Various roles Bedford Creative Arts, I joined BCA for one year as their assistant curator producer. After this initial year I worked with them intermittently as an associate producer on specific projects, as a marketing associate and as programme manager.

 

EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

2019 Grounding, Instigator of a week-long alternative art school/residency with Bernardine Carroll and Caelan Bristow, DeWett House, Cloughjordan

2019 Vibrant Matter, Group show, St Josephs Church Sailortown, Household Belfast & NI Science Festival, Belfast

2018 Sometimes My Smile Is A Grimace, limited edition print & badges, published by Made With Maud, Rotterdam

2018 Clubhouse Cookbook, Clubhouse, Bedford Creative Arts, Queen’s Park, Bedford

2018 Tea Alchemy, with Unilever Tea Blender Ryan Clifford, Bedford Creative Arts, Bedford

2017 Victoria Botany Stroll, with botanist Manos Bazanis, Victoria Square Project, Athens

2017 Grounding, Instigator of a week-long alternative art school with Bernardine Carroll and Paul Bailey, Ormston House, Limerick

2016 I Left My Senses in I.Drosopoulou, 2 month residency and solo show, Snehta, Athens

2016 The Time Machine by H.G.Wells Abridged, Group show, Cathedral Studios, Belfast

2016 Prisoner’s Cinema, PS Squared, Belfast

2016 Metonymic Time Machine – An Archive of the Invention, NNContemporary Project Space, Northampton

2014/15 Eastern Approaches, Group show, Museum of St Albans

2013/14 August Strindberg Abridged, Signal to Noise*Gallery Niklas Belenius, Group show curated by Stefanie Hessler, Stockholm

2013  Paradigm Drift, Bedford Creative Arts, various locations in Bedford

2012/13 Odourific Odyssey, Abridged 0-28 Once A Railroad

2012  ExperiMENTAL, Catalyst Arts Members Show, Belfast

2012 /13 (Touring) Paper Jam #2, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich | Le Commissariat at Treize, Paris | marke.6 – gallery of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar| Ygrec, Paris | Messy Shop, Bangkok | Piano Nobile, Geneva

2011 Metonymic Time Machine – Protoype #1, Fix 11 Live Art Festival, Catalyst Arts, Phone box on corner of Queen Street, Belfast

2011 Howser’s Law, PS Squared, Belfast

2011 “We’ll Build a House (we’re good at that), as part of Sociable Science artist collective, Werkatelier Galerie, Den Helder

2011 Just Keep Shopping (everythingwillbeokay), as part of Sociable Science artist collective, Jenseits des Wachstums?! Beyond Growth Congress, Technische Universitat, Berlin

2010 Just Keep Shopping (everythingwillbeokay), as part of Sociable Science artist collective, Art Trail 2010, Basement Project Space, Cork City

2010 Parfum Maison de Beton, Beton Salon, Paris

2010 Was ist die Geschichte  von diesem Ort?/What is the history of this   place?, Pergamentergasse 3, Erfurt 

2010 Scent of A Layman, Re:Public, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin

2010 S.R.I.L. (Smell Reminiscence & Inquiry Lab) – Smell Association Denominator, North St./Bridge St., Belfast

2009 S.R.I.L. at Palm House Botanic Gardens & Bookfinders Café  ongoing process based project, Belfast

2009 S.R.I.L. / European Smellscape, Den Helder

 

GRANTS

2016/17 Arts Council Northern Ireland SIAP funding for self arranged residency in Athens

2015/16 Arts Council England Grants for the Arts for R & D of Metonymic Time Machine

2011/12 Arts Council Northern Ireland SIAP funding for Odourific Odyssey

2011 British Council sponsorship for Sociable Science ‘Just Keep Shopping (everythingwillbeokay)’ ,Jenseits des Wachstums Congress, Berlin

2010 Garfield Weston Trust, research grant

2006 British Council youth funding for Art Tourist, open studios, Belfast

 

PUBLICATIONS

2011 Entrophy: Garbage and Art, Bauhaus University Weimar

2010 Swimming Backwards, MFA Program Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus University Weimar

2010 Art and urban city space – art and commemoration, Stadtkunst Kunststadt Nr. 57, Publisher: Office for Public Art Berlin

2006 25/25, celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast