Approved: 21.09.2009

Siobhan Wall

Journalist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 21.09.2009

I have worked as a writer, curator, senior university lecturer and artist since graduating from Central St Martin's College of Art and Design. After having written eight photobooks on quiet places, published by Frances Lincoln, (UK), and Gallimard (France), I am now focusing on drawing projects.  I recently curated the show Landshapes; painting by Dutch and British artists, at Dean Clough

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  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Artforms: Drawing
  • Tags: book works
 
 

Biography

I have worked as a writer, curator, senior university lecturer and artist since graduating from Central St Martin's College of Art and Design. After having written eight photobooks on quiet places, published by Frances Lincoln, (UK), and Gallimard (France), I am now focusing on drawing projects.  I recently curated the show Landshapes; painting by Dutch and British artists, at Dean Clough in Halifax. I  used this opportunity to revive my interest in drawing and have also shown work in Amsterdam this year. I am represented by Josilda da Conceicao Gallery in Amsterdam, where I live. Not only did I show recent drawings in a group show, I also donated work for the Nasty Women show earlier on this year. My small figurative drawings of fictional children and furious women sold well. My art practice is informed by feminist theory and writing on the abject, in particular The Powers of Horror by Julia Kristeva. I am also inspired by Kate Tempest's performances.  I make work which is transgressive, surprising but also tender - my drawings and writing are not only based on my own experience but also encapsulate a visceral, unmediated response to global events. As a full-time artist I have a studio in Amsterdam Zuidoost and am part of OARZO, an organisation of international artists working in the area.  By re-joining Axisweb I hope to bring my work to a wider audience. As some of my images are uncompromising and political, they are not always suitable for Facebook or other online forums. I often work in the UK and have recently made a surprising series of drawings about the impact of the EU referendum decision on my country of birth. I hope to make artist's books combining my recent poetry and these strange images.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1999 - MA Visual Culture (Distinction), Middlesex University, London 1990 - BA Fine Art and Critical Studies, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London Group exhibitions 2011 - Precious, joint show with Paula Rego, New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge 2007 - Capturing Paradise: work by Western and non-Western artists influenced by Islamic Cultures, Braintree Town Hall and Museum, Braintree Artist talks 2011 - Pornified? Complicating debates about the ‘sexualisation of culture’: An International Conference , Institute of Education, Bedford Square, London Publications 2013 - Quiet Paris book launch 2012 - 'Quiet Amsterdam' second edition book launch 2012 - Versal magazine published 'Beauty and the Beast' drawing 2011 - 'Quiet London' book launch: Frances Lincoln publishers 2009 - Don't Make Me Draw That!, Work in progress, UK and The Netherlands 2008 - Quiet Amsterdam, Image Found publishers, Amsterdam