Approved: 24.07.2007

Victoria Lucas

Artist

Approved: 24.07.2007

Victoria Lucas’ artworks are often initiated by a physical encounter with a place, site or landscape. She is specifically concerned with the chimerical potential of space, and often fabricates places of disruption and resistance using digital means.

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Biography

Victoria Lucas’ artworks are often initiated by a physical encounter with a place, site or landscape. She is specifically concerned with the chimerical potential of space, and often fabricates places of disruption and resistance using digital means.

Social constructions of gender, perpetuated and hyper-normalised through the use of digital technology, are then playfully deconstructed, as sculptural and digital installations form dialectical spaces of becoming. Concentrating on these contexts and their current or former inhabitants, she develops conceptual narratives that subvert and categorise events and myths using a site’s materiality as a catalyst.

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Biography

Victoria Lucas is a British artist based in Sheffield. She holds a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Norwich School of Art, and a MFA in Fine Art from The University of Leeds. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including a solo exhibition at Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia and group shows at Casa Maauad, Mexico City and Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki. Her recent commissions include a permanent touchscreen artwork for the NHS Wilberforce Health centre in Hull and a video artwork for the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has works in both the Tate Archive and the V&A collection amongst others. She has worked both independently and collaboratively on a number of curated projects and is Board Director of Bloc Projects in Sheffield. Lucas is currently a Fine Art Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.

Relevant Education

Sheffield Hallam University, PhD Fine Art by Practice, 2016 –
University of Leeds, MFA Fine Art, 2007
Norwich School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture), 2004

Professional Training
National Film and Television School, 'Explore Filmmaking' Short Course, 2015
University of Central Lancashire, 'Standard Descriptor One' Teaching Qualification, 2013
Sheffield Hallam, 'PTLLS' and 'CTLLS' Teaching Qualifications, 2011

Current Employment
Fine Art Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, Preston — 2011 – Present

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Lay of the Land (and other such myths), Airspace Gallery, Stoke, May 2017
Lay of the Land (and other such myths), HOME, Manchester, Jan 2017
Lay of the Land (and other such myths), CWCA, London Art Fair, London, Jan 2017
After, PERICLO, Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham, Wales, 2016
Interruptions, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, USA, 2013
As it Transpired, Untitled Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012
Work in Progress, Lumen Screening Lab, Leeds, UK, 2009
Archive Books, Clarke Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2009

Selected Group exhibitions
Organic Memory, Ca' dei ricchi, Treviso, Italy, 2017
LAND, Synhavn Station, Copenhagen, 2017
Everything Flows, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, 2017
Embodied Memory, Villa Manin, Italy, 2017
Belonging|s, Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbæk, Denmark, 2017
Lands of Memory, Museo Della Battaglia, Vittorio Veneto, Italy, 2016
B#SIDE WAR Vol.II, Venice and the Cormons, Italy, 2016
SLUICE Art Fair, Bloc Projects, OXO Tower Wharf, Southbank, London, UK, 2015
Signs That Say What You Want Them To Say, Lights of Soho Gallery, London, 2015
Peak Experiences, Shangri-La, Joshua Tree, California, USA, 2015
The Art of Wandering, CurateSheffield, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, UK, 2015
Artists’ Moving Image, In association with Mexico, Hyde Park Cinema, Leeds, 2015
Still City, Cupola Gallery at The Blue Moon, Sheffield, UK, 2015
Redbridge and the First World War, Redbridge Museum, London, UK, 2014
Flis Holland and Victoria Lucas, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, UK, 2014
What is Your Favourite Idea?, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, UK, 2014
Deadpan Exchange VIII, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, UK, 2014
Re:Location, Studentski Kulturni Centar, Novi Sad, Serbia, UK, 2013
Pravidelná linka Topolcany – Sheffield, Nastupiste, Topolcany, Slovakia, 2013
KALEID 2013, The Art Academy, London, UK, 2013
That Ever Increasing Distance, Supercollider, Blackpool, UK, 2013
Wildness Between the Lines, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK, 2013
Lines of Conflict, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough, UK, 2012
Revisiting Utopia, Pad Gallery, Preston, UK, 2012
Peering Sideways, Project Space Leeds, UK, 2011
Follow-ed (after hokusai), Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 2011
The Örebro International Videoart Festival, Örebro, Sweden, 2010
The Swap Project, The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK, 2010
Philosophy in Practise, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Holland, 2010
Act Up Hellas, Athen’s Central Metro Station, Athens, Greece, 2009
Roaming, 91mq Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2009
Inkubator 2, The DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, Durham, UK, 2009
Signals Through the Flame, PHB Friedrichshöhe Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2009
Athens Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 2009
Stomper Shorts, Bethnal Green WMC, London, UK, 2009
More Things In Heaven…, Durham Cathedral, Durham, UK, 2008
From Book to Book, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK, 2008
Special Collections, University Gallery, University of Leeds, UK, 2007
S1 Salon ‘I Seek You’, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK, 2007
Testbed, Leeds Met Gallery, UK, 2007

Curated Projects
In the City, Hanover Project, Preston, UK, 2014
Deadpan Exchange VIII, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico, 2014
OPEN, The Art House, Wakefield, UK, 2013
The Everyday, Film Screening, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK, 2012
Welcome to the Real World, Project Space Leeds (Exhibition and Publication), UK, 2011
Promised Land, The Berlin Office, Berlin, Germany, 2010
Collect, Westgate Studios Project Space, Wakefield, UK, 2010
Instinct, The Moor, Sheffield, UK, 2010
Traces (Friday 13th), 20qm Berlin, Germany, 2009
A night of Artist’s Video, Lagari, Berlin, Germany, 2009
Geerten Verheus, 20qm, Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany, 2009
I am the Space Where I am, The Berlin Office, Berlin, Germany, 2008
Separations, 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, Leeds, UK, 2008

Residencies
Vapaan Taiteen Tila Residency, Helsinki, Finland, 2014
Castle Market Art Residency, Art Sheffield 2013, Sheffield, UK, 2013
Digital Art Labs Residency, In collaboration with the NHS, Hull, UK, 2010
Artist in Residence, Lumen Arts, Leeds, UK, 2009
Artist in Residence, The Berlin Office, Berlin, Germany, 2008 – 2009

Awards / Grants
SOLO Award™, Chiara Williams Contemporary, London, 2016
Grants for the Arts Award, Performing Gender, Arts Council England, 2017
Grants for the Arts Award, Lay of the Land, Arts Council England, 2016
Funded Sabbatical Leave, University of Central Lancashire, Sept 2015 – Jan 2016
ADP Research Funding, University of Central Lancashire, 2014, 2016, 2017
a-n Collaborations Bursary, Vapaan Taiteen Tila Exhibition / Residency, a-n.co.uk, 2014
Grant for the Arts Award, Castle Market Project, Arts Council Yorkshire, 2013
Teaching Equipment Fund & CEREF, University of Central Lancashire, 2013
Shortlist and Commendation, Neo:artprize, Bolton, UK, 2013
Teaching Equipment Fund, University of Central Lancashire, 2011 – 12
Grants for the Arts Award, 12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE, Arts Council Yorkshire, 2011
Arts Council Yorkshire Delegation to Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 2009
AXIS awards, (Awarded MAstars 2007, Artist of the Month July 2009)
Professional Practise Award, Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2006
Grants for the Arts Award, Professional Development, Arts Council Yorkshire, 2005
Commendation in Critical Studies, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, 2004
Noel Spencer Prize for Life Figure, Norwich School of Art and Design, 2004
Special Projects Fund, Norwich School of Art and Design, 2003
Capita Award, Norwich School of Art and Design, 2003
Phelan Conan Award, Wakefield College, 2001

Selected Talks
Overwhelming Imaginations Conference, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2016
Female video artists and the war, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, Italy, 2016
San Francisco State University, California, 2015
Practising Place, 99 Mary Street, Sheffield, UK, 2014
Staffordshire University, UK, 2013
Blackpool and Fylde College, Blackpool, UK, 2012
Lecture as part of Books in the Digital World, Coventry University, Coventry, 2012
Visiting Speaker, University of Leeds, UK, 2012
Founder / Facilitator of The Loft Studios Arts Education Programme, 2009 – 2010

Commissions
Spectre Site-Specific Video Commission, Vespertine in association with York Archaeological Trust, 2015
National Memory Local Stories Commission, National Portrait Gallery, 2014
Leeds Canvas Documentary Film Commission, Leeds, UK, 2012
Quiet Dust Neon Commission, Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds UK, 2012
Bloc Billboard Commission, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK, 2012
12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE, Collaborative Public Art Project, Wakefield, UK, 2011 – 12
Poke, Permanent Touchscreen Commission, Wilberforce Health Centre, Hull, 2011
Failed Attempts, Conjunction Biennial, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-trent, UK, 2011
Commissioned Selector and Writer for the 2009 MAstars Award – Axis

Membership
Represented Artist, Mark Devereux Projects 2016 -
Board Director, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK, 2014 –
Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, 2013 –
Axisweb Artist, 2007 –
Member of The Berlin Office – International Residency Programme, 2009 – 2010

Publications
Museums Sheffield (2017). Everything Flows. Sheffield, UK. Exhibition Catalogue.
Lucas, Victoria (2014). In the City: International artists Exploring Perceptions of the City on a Global Scale. Preston, UK. Limited Edition Catalogue
Lucas, Victoria (2014). Castle Market. Preston, UK. Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas, including texts from Owen Hatherley, Professor Sarah Wigglesworth and Charlotte Morgan
Lucas, Victoria (2013). Interruptions. Philadelphia, USA. Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas, including texts from Dr. Mat Gregory and Jacque Liu
Lucas, Victoria & Wheater, Richard (2012). 12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE. Wakefield, UK. Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas and Richard Wheater, including texts from Sheila McGregor, Jasmine Patel, Richard Wheater and Victoria Lucas
Lucas, Victoria (2013). Remedy. Preston, UK. Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas, including texts from John Ledger and Billy Kontoulis
Lucas, Victoria (2012) U8: Limited Edition Artist’s Book © Victoria Lucas