Laura Wilson, Fold and Stretch, 2016.

Laura Wilson (UK associate) 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


The Politics of Food:
Season 3


Summer 2016


Please note all artist-in-residence biographies are accurate at the time of their residency. For up-to-date bios please visit the artist’s website.

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