Approved: 16.08.2006

Silke Dettmers

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

My practice is not tied to a specific medium. It often involves the use of manufactured objects or their re-making in a foreign material or scale. It is the mutability of objects that interests me. I enjoy the creation of paradoxes and disruption of known meanings.

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    Artist Statement

    My practice is not tied to a specific medium. It often involves the use of manufactured objects or their re-making in a foreign material or scale. It is the mutability of objects that interests me. I enjoy the creation of paradoxes and disruption of known meanings.

    CV & Education

    Group exhibitions

    • 2019 - Parallel Lines, Drawing and Sculpture, The Lightbox, Woking
    • 2017 - Raw Materials: Wood, Nunnery Gallery, London
    • 2015 - 20 Prints for 20 Years, Nunnery Gallery, London
    • 2014 - Out of The Box, No Format Gallery, London
    • 2014 - Mark Wallinger Presents, Bermondsey Project Space, London
    • 2013 - Compulsion, St Clements Hospital/ Shuffle Festival, Mile End London
    • 2012 - Bow Arts Open, Bermondsey Project Space, London
    • 2012 - Territories, Galerie Windkracht 13, Den Helder, Netherlands
    • 2011 - Signature, Hortensia Gallery, London
    • 2009 - Faultline, Art in The Age of Anxiety, The Nunnery, London
    • 2009 - London Artfair, London Artfair, London
    • 2009 - Olympic Visions, The Nunnery, London
    • 2009 - Workshop of Hereafter, Blyth Gallery, London
    • 2008 - Art Projects, London Art Fair, London
    • 2008 - Concrete Dreams, APT Gallery, London
    • 2008 - Staff exhibition , Byam Shaw School of Art, London
    • 2007 - Gallery Artists, Modern British Artists, London
    • 2006 - The Wrong End of the Telescope, Three Colts Gallery, London
    • 2004 - Outdoor Habitats, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London
    • 2004 - Presence, Houseroom Contemporary Art, Bath
    • 2004 - Through The City, The Nunnery, Bow, London
    • 2003 - Connections, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham
    • 2003 - Location, Location, Location, Albury Arts, Guildford
    • 2003 - Plakativ ist (fast) Alles, Landesmuseum, Braunschweig, Germany
    • 2002 - So O2, The Nunnery, Bow, London
    • 2000 - Ark 2000, Dilston Grove, Southwark, London
    • 1999 - All Trussed Up and Nowhere To Go, Norwich
    • 1998 - The Workhaus, Biennal, Liverpool
    • 1998 - Visual Philosophies, Axis website exhibition
    • 1998 - Walk the Plank, The Ship, London
    • 1998 - Whitechapel Open Studio, London
    • 1997 - Seek and Tell, Apt Gallery, London
    • 1996 - Open Show, Cafè Gallery, London
    • 1996 - Whitechapel Open Studio, London
    • 1983 - European Illustration, National Theatre, London
    • 1983 - The City, AOI Gallery, London
    • 1976 - Norddeutsches Theatertreffen, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
    • 1974 - Plakate, Landesmuseum Braunschweig, Germany

    Curated projects

    • 2011 - Some Books Are to Be Tasted, Warehouse Art, Bogota, Colombia
    • 2010 - Some Books Are to Be Tasted, Galeria Camelot, Krakow, Poland
    • 2009 - Some Books Are to Be Tasted, George Rodger Gallery, Maidstone
    • 2006 - The Wrong End of the Telescope, Three Colts Gallery, London
    • 2000 - Zero-G; curation of exhibition, Dilston Grove, Cafe Gallery Projects, London
    • 1998 - Walk the Plank; co- curation of exhibition , The Ship, London

    Awards

    • 2018 - a-n News Travel Bursary (Manifesta 12, Palermo, Italy)
    • 2016 - Raw Materials/ Wood, Resident Artist, Bow Arts, London
    • 2011 - UCA Travel award for ‘Some Books Are to be Tasted’, Bogota, Colombia
    • 2007 - UCCA Research Cluster Grant, ‘Liquid Page’ Symposium’, Tate Britain
    • 2005 - AHRC Small Grant for the Creative and Performing Arts
    • 1999 - London Arts Board, Medium Scale Projects, Production Award
    • 1999 - Arts Council of England, Research and Development Award

    Publications

    • 2018 - 'Notes on Data and Gardens', Notes on Data and Gardens or: Is it possible to be political and still love flowers? https://www.a-n.co.uk/reviews/notes-on-data-and-gardens/
    • 2017 - 'In Conversation: Silke Dettmers and Karen Le Roy Harris', in: 'Raw Materials : Wood' catalogue, Nunnery Gallery, Bow
    • 2016 - 'The Enemies of Wonder', co-authored with Mark Sanderson, in: 'Wonder in Contemporary Art Practice', ed. I. Brown, Routledge
    • 2012 - 'Blue Fence', photograph published in: 'The Art of Dissent', eds. Powell, Marrero-Guillamon, Marshgate Press
    • 2012 - Artists and Books in the Digital Age, Puntos magazine, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia
    • 2009 - Faultline, Art in The Age of Anxiety, exhibition catalogue
    • 2008 - Catalogue 2008; London Art Fair
    • 2008 - Mark Barrow Fine Art; catalogue gallery artists
    • 2008 - On the Necessity of Wonder; How to Explain an Artwork to a Committee. Essay. Journal of Visual Arts Practice 7.1, online: https://research.uca.ac.uk/815/1/dettmers_complete.pdf
    • 2008 - The Liquid Page; conference brochure. Editor (with Mark Sanderson)
    • 2007 - Cordon Blue; The Guardian, G2. 6 photographs; interview with Andy Beckett, online: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2007/sep/21/communities
    • 2006 - The Wrong End of the Telescope; exhibition catalogue. Essay: Mark Sanderson
    • 2004 - Through the City; exhibition catalogue
    • 2002 - So 02; exhibition catalogue
    • 2000 - Zero-; exhibition catalogue. editor. Essay: Claire Lofting
    • 1998 - Kuenstler im East End; ntv Germany; broadcast 10 April 1998
    • 1998 - Walk the Plank; exhibition catalogue
    • 1997 - Seek and Tell; exhibition catalogue

    Teaching

    Current: The Royal Drawing School. University for the Creative Arts, UCA. Arts University Bournemouth, AUB. Previous: University for the Arts, UAL. Kensington and Chelsea College, KCC. Havering College. Watford School of Art. Academy of Fine Arts Katowice, ASP, Poland. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.

    Other

    • 2013 - MRBS, member Royal British Society of Sculptors
    • 2008 - The Liquid Page Symposium; conference organizer, Tate Britain, London