Rachel Garfield is an artist and writer. She was awarded her doctorate in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 2004. The PhD was entitled 'Performativity and Identity Politics: Encounters in Recent Jewish Art'. Garfield teaches on the MFA at Goldsmiths.
Garfield has exhibited and published widely. Her recent Arts Council funded national touring exhibition entitled You'd Think So Wouldn't You? (Focal Point, Margaret Harvey Gallery and Artsdepot) was accompanied by a catalogue that includes essays by Matthew Shaul and Amelia Jones. Other recent exhibitions are Culture Bound at the Courtauld Institute (2006), video invitational at fa projects, International 3 (2003). Screenings include, Provopolis Original Projects, Norwich, (2005), Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY (2004), Whitechapel Art Gallery (2004).
The work of Rachel Garfield has been featured in the following texts: Pam Skelton. Restretching the Canvas, Rosemary Betterton (ed.), Unframed: The Practices and Politics of Women Painting, IB Tauris Ltd, 2003; Amelia Jones The Undecidability of Difference: The Work of Rachel Garfield, Rachel Garfield catalogue touring show, UH Press, 2005: 'Ethnicity: Alternative Black Theory in Contemporary Art', Pauline de Souza, in Contemporary Art History, ed. Amelia Jones, Blackwell (2006, forthcoming)
Rachel Garfield has contributed critical texts to Third Text, Journal of Media Practice, a-n publications and The Jewish Quarterly as well as being commissioned to writing catalogue essays for the exhibition Aftershshock at the Sainsbury Centre, and for artists Keith Piper (Luxonline), Zineb Sedira, Catherine Elwes and Cornford & Cross (written with John Timberlake for Artsway), Maria Kiehrkah, Elia Alba (Focal Point), Cynthia Greig (Focal Point), Oreet Ashery (Still & Bruch gallery, Berlin).
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2004 - PhD Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London
2007 - You're Joking Aren't You, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
2007 - You're Joking Aren't You?, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
2006 - You'd Think So Wouldn't You?, Arts Council funded touring show, Focal Point Gallery, Southend On Sea
2005 - You'd Think So Wouldn't You? - touring exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans; Artsdepot, London
2011 - Samvaad Video Screenings, Shanti Road Studio Gallery;Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), Bangalore and New Delhi, India
2009 - I'm Keeping An Eye On You, Arizona State University Museum, Tuscon, Arizona
2008 - Book 2, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans
2008 - I'm Keeping An Eye On You, Aqua Art, Miami Art Fair, Miami USA
2008 - Just World Order, Artsway, Hampshire
2008 - Wisconsin Jewish Film Festival, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin USA
2007 - 10th International Film and Video Festival, Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA
2007 - In Your Own Words, The End Gallery, Sheffield
2007 - Multichannel, Artsway, Hampshire
2007 - Multichannel, Artsway, New Forest
2006 - Culture Bound, Courtauld Institute, London
2005 - Provopolis, Original Projects, Norwich
2004 - Spark Video, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, New York, USA