Approved: 20.09.2011

Laura Yuile

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Approved: 20.09.2011

Using often repetitive and time consuming methods of working, my practice engages with an obsessive fetishization of labour. Ideas of control, discipline and desire are explored through an investigation into the material excess that surrounds us; crystallizing to form suggested narratives, and alluding to possible meanings and functions. Considering the construction of the self, and everyday rituals,

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Biography

Using often repetitive and time consuming methods of working, my practice engages with an obsessive fetishization of labour. Ideas of control, discipline and desire are explored through an investigation into the material excess that surrounds us; crystallizing to form suggested narratives, and alluding to possible meanings and functions. Considering the construction of the self, and everyday rituals, I explore conflicting ideas of individual impulses and mechanisms of social control; the temporary and the permanent; ornament and function - initiating a continual deconstruction, rearrangement and reconstruction of meaning and order. My installations often combine arrangements of commercially manufactured objects that have been altered or re-constructed with collage, sculpture or video. I also work collaboratively with Hungarian artist Orsolya Bajusz, developing miniature scale versions of possible distribution and production models; using excess labour as a material and exploring the notion of "by-products".

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2008 - BA (hons) 1st Class Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art, UK Solo exhibitions 2011 - Pop Up Povera (collaborative installation with Orsolya Bajusz), MOCA, London 2011 - Rehearsed Reactions, The Briggait, Glasgow 2010 - How to win when you love to lose, The Duchy, Glasgow 2009 - Half and hour shouldn't be this long (two person show with Helen Tubridy), Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow 2008 - Can't Hurt to Try, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow Group exhibitions 2012 - Arrives In Starting, The Duchy (for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art)), Glasgow (with Alan Stanners, Amelia Bywater, Carrie Skinner, Eric Schumacher, Fiona Mackay, Ian Giles, Katri Walker, Michael White, Nicholas Party and Rachel Adams) 2012 - PDA Curtain Showroom, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow 2012 - Public Displays of Affection, Public Art Exhibition (for Glasgow International), Glasgow 2011 - A Space for Change, Parlour Gallery, London 2011 - Floor Plan, Cuigezhuang, Beijing 2011 - Premium Red, Premium Red, Feijiacun, Beijing 2011 - Summer Exhibition, Thread Gallery, Beijing 2010 - Dalston Underground, The Old Boys Hall, Dalston, London 2010 - MACHO MINGE, Stour Space, London 2010 - Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, London 2009 - By Product, Nettie Horn (with Corinne Felgate, Dmitri Galitzine and Simon Reuben White), London 2009 - Stour Space (part of Hackney Wicked Festival of Art), Stour Space, London 2008 - And the he loves the me, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow 2008 - New Sensations, The Truman Brewery, London Degree shows 2008 - Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art, UK Curated projects 2012 - PDA Curtain Showroom (with Orsolya Bajusz), The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow 2012 - Public Displays of Affection (with Orsolya Bajusz), Public Art Exhibition (for Glasgow International), Glasgow 2012 - Site-Specific Symposium on Comfort Zones in Creative and Curatorial Practice, IKEA, Manchester 2011 - Transient Global Amnesia (with Orsolya Bajusz), Stour Space, London 2010 - MACHO MINGE (with Helen Tubridy), Stour Space, London Residencies 2011 - Artist in Residence, Art Channel, Beijing 2011 - Artist in Residence, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing 2010 - Artist in Residence, Stour Space, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Artists Grant, Arts Trust Scotland, Scotland 2011 - Visual Artists Award Grant, Glasgow Life, Glasgow 2008 - Shortlisted for 'New Sensations', Saatchi Gallery Competition, The Truman Brewery, London