Approved: 04.10.2011

Kate Stobbart

Artist

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Approved: 04.10.2011

Without question one of the most indecisive artists of her generation Kate Stobbart is influenced by a strong sense of inadequacy and a deep-seated desire to succeed. In the work, Five Speeches, Stobbart re enacts the meticulously observed body language of public speeches by Kate Aidie, Lady Gaga, Roy Hattersley, Mark Leckey and President Obama. Stobbart has had major national and

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Artist Statement

Without question one of the most indecisive artists of her generation Kate Stobbart is influenced by a strong sense of inadequacy and a deep-seated desire to succeed. In the work, Five Speeches, Stobbart re enacts the meticulously observed body language of public speeches by Kate Aidie, Lady Gaga, Roy Hattersley, Mark Leckey and President Obama. Stobbart has had major national and international rejections, including Artangel Open (2013), Daiwa Foundation Art Prize (2012), Jerwood Drawing Prize (2011), SPILL National Platform, London (2011), Bristol Live Open Platform, Arnolfini Gallery (2010), International Streaming Festival, The Hague (2010), New Contemporaries, London (2009), Madrid Abierto (2008), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2008) and Saatchi Gallery, London (2008).  Stobbart's current work explores the role of non-verbal interpersonal communication within social settlings.  Stobbart lives and works in Newcastle and wants to be loved.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2011 - MFA, Newcastle University 2008 - BA, Newcastle University