Rosalind Nashashibi works with mixed media and installation in a personal exploration of the relationship between people, things and behaviour. Nashashibi uses film in much of her work, following her interest in its ability to express different layers of reality simultaneously, with a focus on the magical friction caused by the juxtaposition of scenes shot from real life and fictional events, often taking place in public spaces.
Rosalind Nashashibi was born in Croydon, London, in 1973. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2000 and has had solo exhibitions at Presentation House, Vancouver (2008); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007); Tate Britain, London (2004) and Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2003). Group exhibitions include: Manifesta 7, Trento (2008); Scotland & Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Pens Sauvage On Freedom, Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2007); British Art Show 6, Baltic, Gateshead (2006); Displaced, Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2003); Becks Futures, ICA, London (2003, winner).
Venue: Pennine Lecture Theatre
Each year GRAVITY invites guests to discuss themes such as Beauty (2010), Colour (2011-12) and Atmosphere (running currently) in order to unpick and re-evaluate words still used by artists but rejected by contemporary theorists for both mystifying the creative process and foregrounding the artist. Guests begin their lecture by discussing an object that has creative, intellectual or emotional significance for them. Each object is added to our Object Inventory, becoming the catalyst for a strand of research that extends the Duchampian paradigm.