Tuesday Talk with Imogen Stidworthy

Tuesday Talk with Imogen Stidworthy


Join artists, thinkers and curators to explore an aspect of their practice in a lunch-hour. Visiting speakers shape the form of their talk, so you can expect anything from in-depth discussion of a current interest to a live performance.

With her films and installations Imogen Stidworthy asks how social relationship takes shape when words fail, are unstable, or absent. What other forms of meaning and communication emerge in the shadow of language? Her work grapples with the impossibility of glimpsing language from the outside; it develops through dialogues with people whose relationship with language is radically affected by training or staging the voice, or conditions such as aphasia or autism. These works shaped by individual encounters resonate with ideas and experiences of difference on the wider, societal scale.


Solo exhibitions include Wจนrtemburgischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (DE), 2018; Imperial War Museum, London (UK), 2015; AKINCI, Amsterdam (NL), 2013, 2009, 2005; Mattกฏs Gallery, London, 2011, 2003; The Arnolfini, Bristoland Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck (AT),  201011. Major group exhibitions include MAAS Museum, Sydney (AU) 2017-18; Suzhou Documents (Suzhou Art Museum CN) 2016; States of Mind, 2015 and This is a Voice, 2016 at Wellcome Trust, London; Kiev Biennale (UA) 2015; Sao Paulo Bienal (BR) 2014; Museum Leeuwarden (NL) 2014; Bergen Assembly (NO) 2013; Total Museum of Cont. Art, Seoul (KR) 2013; Busan Biennial (KR) 2012; 52nd October Salon, Belgrade (RS) 2011; Documenta 12, Kassel (DE) 2007. Curated exhibitions include BLACKOUT!, ERC (Exhibition research Centre), Liverpool, 2013; In the First Circle(a collaboration with Paul Domela) at Fundaciจฎ Antoni Tapiจจs,Barcelona (ES) 201112, and Die Lucky Bush at MuKHA, Antwerp (BE) 2008. Works in collections including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Dommering Collection, Amsterdam; FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon; MuKHA, Antwerp and Fries Museum, Leeuwarden. Awards include winner of the David and Annely Juda Award 2018 (special prize), Liverpool Art Prize 2008 and the Dutch Prix de Rome for Film and Video 1996; shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2011, The Northern Art Prize 2008 and Becks Futures 2004. Represented by Mattกฏs Gallery London and AKINCI Amsterdam.


The Spring 2019 Tuesday Talks series also features Chris DruryKatrina PalmerYu-Chen WangLouise Giovanelli and Vivian Greven

Presented in collaboration with Fine Art Department, Lancaster University.