Artist statement

My practice explores boundaries, imperfection and the abject. Working with hair, skin and dust as primary materials, I reveal and reconfigure the discarded to provoke and question dual reactions of attraction and disgust. I explore gendered expectations of the body, including the way our imperfections are received and impacted on by contemporary culture and technology. My work raises questions about what we choose to value and I am interested in how our aversion to dirt and organic matter connects with our precarious relationship to the natural world.

Exhibitions and screenings

2020

Wish You/We Were Here/There, Centre of Culture, Lichtenstein, and online: https://onlinegallery.thelondongroup.com

2020

Housebound, Chapel Arts Studios, online: http://www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/housebound/ and instagram @houseboundart

2020

gowithYamo Group Exhibition, 253 Hoxton Art Project Space, London, and online: https://www.gowithyamo.com/blog/the-gowithyamo-group-exhibition/ 

2020

ISOLATION, online: http://www.thelondongroup.com/category/exhibitions/ and instagram @thelondongroup

2020

Raising Dust, Greenwich West Gallery (solo exhibition, postponed due to Covid-19)

2020

Signature Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, Bankside Hotel, London

2019

London Group Open, The Cello Factory, London

2018

SHOWCASE, OXO Gallery, London

2018

Soundstripes II, Northern Quarter, Huddersfield

2018

Becoming Image: Medicine and the Algorithmic Gaze, UCL, London

Awards and achievements

2020

Shortlisted for The Mother Art Prize (selectors included Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern and Eva Langret, Artistic Director of Frieze London)

2020

Elected as a member of The London Group

2020

Shortlisted for The New Emergence Art Prize  2020

2019

Finalist for The Signature Art Prize  2019/20

Texts

2018

Capsula: A journey into the stomach of the machine, in Becoming Image: Medicine and the Algorithmic Gaze, Liz Orton (editor)

 © 2019 Beverley Duckworth. All rights reserved. No images to be reproduced without permission.

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Beverley Duckworth
Visual artist