Approved: 28.11.2013

Nicola Hands

Artist, Film-maker, Maker

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Approved: 28.11.2013

Through the creation of sacred spaces, multi-media installations and oil painting I endeavor to explore the legacy of colonial Britain and the evolution of modern celebrity obsession and consumer worship. The disparateness of the world’s population has created a revolution which manifests itself in subculture and fandom that confirms a sense of tribal identity and belonging. As a British woman

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Biography

Through the creation of sacred spaces, multi-media installations and oil painting I endeavor to explore the legacy of colonial Britain and the evolution of modern celebrity obsession and consumer worship. The disparateness of the world’s population has created a revolution which manifests itself in subculture and fandom that confirms a sense of tribal identity and belonging. As a British woman of mixed British, Irish, Indian and Jamaican ethnic origin my connection to this country is often fraught with contradicting and often aggressive messages. Combining ready made merchandise, painstakingly constructed altar pieces, video performance and racist kitsch I have begun to understand and re-establish my multi-cultural persona within the praxis of western society.

CV & Education

Education

  • Liverpool Community College - 2006-2007 - Foundation Art and Design - Distinction
  • University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury - 2007-2010 - BA Fine Art (hons) - 2:1

Exhibitions

  • University for the Creative Arts Degree Show - 2010
  • Neither use nor Ornament - The Art of Kitsch - Herbert Reed Gallery, Canterbury - 2010
  • The Final Touch - Liverpool Biennial Volunteers Exhibition - Liverpool 1 - 2010
  • Flout - Axis Arts Center, Crewe - 2011
  • Fixation - Wolstenholme Creative Space - 2011
  • Host - Tate Soup Collective - Tate Liverpool - 2012