14 March 2016 : 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
We are please to invite you to the next ForumArts meeting. In this opportunity we will be visiting artist Emma Alonze in her studio as part of a Bursary award from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Monday 14th March, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Talks goes from 7-8.
Free but need booking. Limited places. RSVP to [email protected]
The address will be given upon booking. Between Fulham Broadway Station and Imperial Wharf.
'I make performance and sculpture, incorporating video and sound by drawing upon everyday happenings as my main source of focus. I explore a number of themes, such as longevity, use of material, and absurdity I try not to limit myself to what these themes should be. I work impulsively; often in response to the space around me, a particular situation or an encounter with a person or object. My work can therefore manifest very quickly as much as it can later disappear. When making work I try not to be suffocated by technique. It is often the concept behind the work that holds the most value, the aesthetic can become a secondary element. I currently place more importance in creating a situational presence in my work rather than leaving a material legacy.'
Emma graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2007 gaining a First class degree with honours in Contemporary Creative Practice. She won a scholarship to study her MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art as well as receiving offers from Chelsea College of Art and Parsons the New School for Design, New York.Past shows include Videoclub and Film London Artists' Moving Image Network present: 'Selected UK' – 8 venues in the USA including Seattle International Film Festival / Artists Television Access - San Francisco / Echo Park Film Center - LA / Spectacle Theatre - New York, Selected III – 6 UK venues including Whitechapel Gallery – London, ‘adapt/erase’, &model - Leeds, and Low Lives 4, New York and other locations worldwide.Emma won the Sculpture Category at the 2012 Salon Art Prize, selected by Godfrey Worsdale - (Director, BALTIC centre for contemporary art).She was shortlisted for the Coutts Sculpture Prize 2012 and also for the Red Mansion Art Prize 2013 and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013.In August 2015 Emma was awarded a 3 year studio and bursary award from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Chelsea Arts Club.