For Tenderpixel’s 2013 summer break, we turned over our gallery space to three London-based recent graduates. While they undertook this residency, they produced new work in preparation for their upcoming show, and took advantage of the opportunity to test out ideas in response to a new environment.
During the residency at Tenderpixel, Sofie Grevelius worked with video and drawing, investigating the relationship between the body and the object. Interested in how we interact and relate to urban environment, she explored a series of urban moments through video, using herself and objects to draw an image in motion of the urban landscape.
Daniel Shanken prepared props and filmed parts of a video for his ongoing projects.
Fiona Shaw was preparing for her upcoming exhibitions in the autumn of 2013. With her contribution to the exhibition Past performance is the best indicator of future results (18 October to 16 November 2013) at Tenderpixel, she imagined a distant future when people must still address the material consequences of twentieth-century events. As addressed in previous works, such as The Irony of Seeking Refuge In A Fictive History, a culture of fear is a necessary and inevitable response to a deeply dangerous world.
Sofie Grevelius (b 1981, Sweden) liven and works in Stockholm. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London UK in 2012. Recent exhibitions include FILIATION solo show at Tintype gallery, London UK (2014); PLAN floor installation at Galleri Arnstedt SE (2014); FLAT ACTION Galleri Gerlesborg, Hamburgsund (2014); Hajo Main Gallery, Stockholm SE (2014); the 2013 Creekside Open (selected by Ceri Hand) and The Round Manual, Arch Collective, London (2013) and a solo exhibition at Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, SE (2011).
Daniel Shanken (b Los Angeles US) Lives and works in London. He received his MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 2012. Recent projects include Infernoesque, Berlin DE and The Victorian Vaults in London UK (2013); SELECTED III, at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and locations throughout the UK (2013), Sound Spill at Seventeen, London and the S1 SALON (selected by Linder Sterling and Lisa Le Feuvre) at S1 Artspace, Sheffield (both 2012).
Fiona Shaw (b 1983 UK) lives in London. In 2011 she graduated from the Royal College of Art’s MA Sculpture programme and received a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Cumbria Institute of the Arts in 2006. Recent exhibitions include Already The Imbalance Was Too Significant, InSitu Project Space, London (2013); Tourist Information Centre, Supercollider, Blackpool (2013); Interrogative Determination Protocol, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2013); The Thing In-Between, Changing Spaces, Cambridge (2012); Fish With Broken Dreams, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt DE (2011); SHOW RCA, Royal College of Art, London (2011) and Best Of, Galerie ADLER, Frankfurt DE (2011).