Florence Peake, Factual Actual, The National Gallery, London. Photographer: Anna Arca. Performer: Natifah White
Artist Florence Peake discusses her work and inclusion in the ninth iteration of the British Art Show. With Nicoletta Lambertucci from The Box, Plymouth, where BAS9 is on display until 8 January, 2023.
The Art of the Maker series is a collaboration between Arnolfini and The School of Art & Design and Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE Bristol.
Florence Peake is a London-based artist who has been making solo and group performance works intertwined with an extensive visual art practice since 1995. By encouraging chaotic relationships between the body and material, Peake creates radical and outlandish performances, which in turn generate temporary alliances and micro-communities within the audience. Their painting practice comes together with sculpture and performance in a reciprocal nature: engaging in a shared dialogue and creating multiple modes of processing performance.
Peake is part of the Hayward Gallery’s touring British Art Show 9 (2021). Peake’s work has been presented at National Gallery (2021) Arsenic theatre and Sudpol theatre in Switzerland (2020),Venice Biennale 2019; CRAC Occitanie, Sète, France (2018), London Contemporary Music Festival, UK (2018), Bosse & Baum, London, UK (2019); De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK (2018); Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France (2018); Hayward Gallery, London UK (2018), Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (2017), Studio Leigh, London UK (2017); Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome, Italy (2017); Serpentine, London UK (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2016); ICA, London (2016); Modern Art Oxford (2016); BALTIC, Newcastle UK (2013), Frieze, London UK (2013), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012).
Nicoletta Lambertucci is Contemporary Art Curator at The Box, Plymouth. From 2010 until 2017 Nicoletta was Curator at the David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London. In 2019 Nicoletta was the curator of the Serbian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
Based in London, Nicoletta holds an MA in Philosophy from La Sapienza, Rome and studied Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London (MA). In 2011 Nicoletta was Research Fellow at Goldsmiths where she researched pedagogical approaches in museums’ public programmes in the UK.
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