Laura Grace Ford is a London based artist and writer concerned with spatial narratives, contested space, architecture and memory. Her work is a a psychogeographic mapping of de-industrialised zones. She seeks to investigate new forms of socio-political discourse that have arisen as a result of the radical reordering of urban space in the post-industrial era.
Central to her practice is the dérive, a process of mapping the psychic contours of the city. She has developed a multidisciplinary practice and draws on her involvement in subcultural scenes and protest movements. Her approach is discursive and intersubjective , for example the abandoned estate is a metaphor for her experience as well as a series of contacts with multiple hidden narratives. More recently the work has shifed into an intense scrutiny of landscape , religious zealotry, nationalism and class.
She completed a BA at the Slade in 2001 and an MA in Painting at the RCA in 2007. In 2013-2014 she was Stanley Picker Fellow at Kingston University. She is author of Savage Messiah ,Verso 2011 and is currently a TECHNE funded researcher at the Royal College of Art.
Recent shows include The Sky is Falling CCA Glasgow, Alpha/Isis/Eden Showroom London 2017, Chthonic Reverb Grand Union Birmingham 2016, Itinerant Code Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm 2015, Seroxat, Smirnof, THC, Stanley Picker Gallery, London 2014, Ruin Lust Tate Britain 2014
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|24 Jan 2018||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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