Laura Wilson, Fold and Stretch, 2016.


Laura Wilson (UK) investigates the forces of representation that determine our understanding of the material world. Her practice is wide-ranging, working across performance, sculpture, video and lectures. Negotiation is a necessary strategy in the production of her work, which often involves collaborations or exchanges with specialists, enacting the creation or displacement of materials and ideas. Laura has developed a specific interest in how methods for hand-making bread are passed from generation to generation, and how this process provides a counterpoint to the increasing pace of mechanical production and technologies used today.

Whilst at Delfina Foundation, Laura is developing Trained on Veda, an exploration of Veda Bread, a dark brown malt loaf produced in Northern Ireland, UK.

Selected exhibitions include: Fold and Stretch, Site Gallery, Sheffield (2016); Workshop Projects, Workshop East, London (2016); Black Top, Whitstable Biennale 2014, Whitstable, UK (2014); Pattern for a Dark Lantern, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2013); Brick Project at RIBA, London (2016); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2013), OUTPOST, Norwich, UK (2012) and W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012); Tweespoor: Kunstparcours, De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (2012); Portrait of Space, Clonlea Studios, Dublin, Ireland (2011); Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock, Vitrine Gallery, London, UK (2011); Horse of a Different Colour, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, UK (2010). She has forthcoming projects at SPACE, London (2016) and with Lincoln University (2017).

With support from

Delfina Foundation’s family of individual supporters


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