RACHAL BRADLEY

Resident Artist
Studio A4

Rachal Bradley approaches art as a behavioural problem spanning from the private individual to the societal by way of constant, mutually dynamic energy forms. The focus of her art is not the finished product, as such, but the processes of relations created therein, and how these contribute not only to the shaping of a works’ meaning but how this meaning may, in turn, shape societal behaviour.

Infrastructure is always personal.

Long obsessed by the overlaps, interlaps and exolaps between different system operations, one interest is in the use of art forms or movements as autonomous material. The artwork is deployed as both the system of organisation, the determinate agent and outcome. These are used as a kind of digging tool or reflector to evacuate deeply embedded narratives shored up in the assumptions behind human organisation. Bradley brings into material proximity seemingly disparate themes; consent, cybernetics, revenge, organisational theory, gossip, legal principles, industrial production methods, real estate, appropriation and celebrity crime.

For the artist this is a move towards engaging with what art does in its full complexity, rather than solely dealing with what art means.

 

EDUCATION
2010–2012 MFA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2008–2009 California Institute of the Arts
2003–2006 BA Fine Art and Art History Goldsmiths College
1997–2000 London LLB Law, University of Bristol

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2016
Condo, London
‘Le Bourgeois’, 3236RLS, London

2015
‘Foreign Press’, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
‘Only for Loving Medium’, Present Future, Artissima, Turin

2014
‘repeating’, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
‘YEARS’, Copenhagen (with Patricia L Boyd)
‘TG’, Nottingham (solo)
‘Im Zurich’, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich (solo)
‘Im Blackpool’, Supercollider, Blackpool (solo)
‘A Picture is No Substitute’, curated by Ellen Greig, Seventeen Gallery, London
‘D.R.E.S.S.I.N.G.’, curated by Paul Pieroni, SPACE, London

2013
‘After Venice’, Piper Keys, London (solo)
‘Waste, not.’, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich

2012
‘Go Deep’, ASC Studios, London
‘Interiority Complex’, curated by Jamie Stevens, Cubitt, London
‘Strohwitwe’, 24 St Vincents Crescent, Glasgow
‘That is the Dawn’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich, CH
‘LABOUR’, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway

2011
‘Ever-Changing Moods’, Auto Italia South East, London, UK

2010
‘Boyfriend Material’, Liang West, London, UK

2009
‘Pop Will Eat Itself’, Art on the Underground, Platform for Art Piccadilly Circus Tube Station, London, UK

2008
‘100 Years, 100 Artists’, 100 Works of Art’, Commission celebrating 100 years of the Roundel design,
Art on the Underground, various London tube stations, UK

 

LECTURES AND TALKS
2014
‘The Essay’, Royal College of Art, Critical Writing in Art and Design Department, London, UK
‘Into Meaning, Monday 21st January 2014 at 4pm’, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2013
‘Real Estate n Cars***’, Paper presented at Aliens and Anorexia; A Chris Kraus Symposium, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012
Royal College of Art Sculpture Department, London, UK

2011
Artists Talk, ‘Ever-Changing Moods’, Auto Italia South East, London, UK The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

 

PUBLISHED WRITING
2014
‘You Must Make Your Death Public’, MUTE magazine

2012
‘M.A.P.’, Glasgow, Issue 25, Autumn 2012
100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art published by Art on the Underground

2011
‘I Don’t Sing, Not Professionally Anyway (in b flat)’, LABOUR, Issue 1, edited by Melissa Gordon and Marina Vischmidt

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