Approved: 31.08.2010

Yoke

Artist, Event organiser, Maker, Project manager, Technician

Approved: 31.08.2010
 

Biography

Interested in how our surrounding environment has been shaped physically and socially we use historical research and audience engagement to inform our practice. The resulting work uses a variety of materials and hand craft to realise sculpture, installation and intervention. We recognise the role of the viewer as pro-active and important, often considering the setting the work is shown and designing the encounter.

CV & Education

Yoke

Annie Nelson b. 1987, Leicester, UK

Chris Woodward b. 1987, Preston, UK

Education

2015

City and Guilds Carpentry & Joinery [A.N]

2010

B.A. (Hons) Fine Art (1stClass), Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds  [A.N]

2007

BTEC Diploma Art and Design (Distinction) DMU, Leicester  [A.N]

2010  

B.A. (Hons) Fine Art (2:1), Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds [C.W]

2007

Diploma Art and Design (Distinction), Runshaw College [C.W]

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Undercurrent, The Art House Wakefield - Also showcased as part of the touring Knitting & Stitching show at; Undercurrent, Alexandra Palace - London, RDS - Dublin & Harrogate international centre

We Can Only See Today, Ty Pawb, Wrexham

2017

This Season’s Must Have, Blam! Produzenten Galerie, Dortmund Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Out Of Bounds, Leeds Print Cooperative Gallery, Leeds

2015

Leeds/Bilbao Residency Exchange Exhibition, Poca Gallery, Spain,

2015

Wrecsam Art Vend, Wales

2014

I Know You; You Can Come With Me, Oriel Wrecsam, Wales

Colonize Revisited, Arena Studios and Gallery, Liverpool

Colonize’ Jamestown, New York

Awards, Residencies and Commissions

?2019

Artist Reality, Nourish, YVAN (Yorkshire Visual Arts Network)

Akkyduck, Arts Council England Project Grant

2018

Wakefield Arts Partnership micro commision

2017

Ideas That Unify Us, YVAN (Yorkshire Visual Arts Network)

2015

BilbaoArte Fundazioa, exchange residency

Inc. Workshop, Leeds [C.W]

2014

Hove Festival Artist in Residence, Norway [C.W]

2013

Orange and Green Skills for Sustainable Futures, Sustainable Design, Built Environment, Cordoba, Spain [A.N]

2011

Enjoy Artspace, Artist in Residence, Leeds [C.W]

2009

Cyprus School of Art  [A.N]

Selected Curatorial Projects

2015

Woolgather’s Art Vent, Arts Council England Project Grant

2012

Woolgather Art Prize, Arts Council England Project Grant

2011

Bring Your Own Art Weekend, Leeds

Woolagther’s Art Prize, Leeds

Publications/Press

?2019

Corridor 8, Undercurrent, Karen Tobias-Green (Review)

Wales Arts Review, Scott Baines (Review)