Ruth Ewan - in Association with CAST & The Cornwall Workshop

Installation shot from Back to the Fields, Ruth Ewan, 2015, Camden Arts Centre. Photo by Haydar Dewachi.
Wednesday 19 October 2016 18.00 to 19.00
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Ruth Ewan's work takes many forms including events, installation, writing and printed matter. Her practice explores overlooked histories of radical, political and utopian thought, bringing to light specific ideas in order to question how we might live today. Always engaging with others, Ewan's projects involve a process of focused research and close collaboration – recent projects have led her to develop context specific projects within schools, prisons, hospitals, libraries, universities, Parliament and the London Underground.

Exhibitions of her work have been presented at:

  • Camden Arts Centre, London (2015)
  • Collective Gallery,Edinburgh (with Astrid Johnston, 2013)
  • Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, the Glasgow International and the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2012)
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla (2011)
  • The ICA, London (2008)
  • The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2007)
  • Studio Voltaire, London (2006)

She has realised projects in:

  • London for Parliament (2015)
  • Vital Arts (2015)
  • Create (2012)
  • Art on the Underground (2011)
  • Frieze Projects (2009)
  • Artangel (2007)

Her work has also been included in survey exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw and Tate Liverpool (2013) and the New Museum, New York (2009).

Her audio project The Darks, a collaboration with Astrid Johnston, currently on show at Tate Britain, explores a fragmented narrative around the two prisons planned for the site. She is exhibiting in the 32nd Bienal de Sao Paulo Incerteza Viva and will be leading The Cornwall Workshop organised by CAST (based in Helston, Cornwall) this October.

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