Chelsea Summers
Photographer

Chelsea Summers is a photographic artist that is currently based in South Wales, UK. After obtaining her Bachelors, 2020 and Masters degree, 2022 at Swansea College of Art in Photography, she decided to expand her knowledge and experiences by undergoing a teaching course (PCET). Throughout her practice, Chelsea tends to use a wide range of materials and mediums to create her work rather than just simply using the camera. From always having an interest in alternative processes and the darkroom, and other forms of artistry such as illustration and painting, she combines the mediums to curate her pieces. Her practice is personal – and essentially, a documentation of her life.

Chelsea has always aimed to evoke and document events that have a significant meaning to her. In the past, she curated bodies of work that discusses reconciliation, the mental unrest through a melancholic notion and the investigation of a chronic illness within her uterus, and menstruation. In May of 2022, she curated an exhibition and collective with 2 other artists titled, Les Femmes Collective, that primarily wanted to spark a conversation about the power of women in today’s society.  Since the birth of her son in October 2022, she has become a member of Spilt Milk Gallery, undertaken teaching placement at Swansea College of Art on the Photography Department, and navigated motherhood through her work.

Chelsea Summers
Photographer

Chelsea Summers is a photographic artist that is currently based in South Wales, UK. After obtaining her Bachelors, 2020 and Masters degree, 2022 at Swansea College of Art in Photography, she decided to expand her knowledge and experiences by undergoing a teaching course (PCET). Throughout her practice, Chelsea tends to use a wide range of materials and mediums to create her work rather than just simply using the camera. From always having an interest in alternative processes and the darkroom, and other forms of artistry such as illustration and painting, she combines the mediums to curate her pieces. Her practice is personal – and essentially, a documentation of her life.

Chelsea has always aimed to evoke and document events that have a significant meaning to her. In the past, she curated bodies of work that discusses reconciliation, the mental unrest through a melancholic notion and the investigation of a chronic illness within her uterus, and menstruation. In May of 2022, she curated an exhibition and collective with 2 other artists titled, Les Femmes Collective, that primarily wanted to spark a conversation about the power of women in today’s society.  Since the birth of her son in October 2022, she has become a member of Spilt Milk Gallery, undertaken teaching placement at Swansea College of Art on the Photography Department, and navigated motherhood through her work.

  • What is Truth?
    Feb 17 – Oct 20, 2024
    Sainsbury Centre
    Norwich, UK
    This year, the Sainsbury Centre is investigating how we can know what is true in the world around us through a series of fascinating, interlinked exhibitions. The dynamic 2024 programme consists of four key, interlinked exhibitions – In Event of Moon Disaster, Liquid Gender, Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time and The Camera Never Lies – bringing together some of the world’s leading artists and creative thinkers, plus a new, interlinking publication. (more…)
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive
    Mar 8 – Jun 2, 2024
    M+
    Hong Kong
    Marking the first time the work is displayed in Hong Kong, Primitive (2009) by Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970) is a multi-channel video installation that also incorporates two other short films and an artist’s book. It represents a pivotal moment in the artist’s career when the bridging of visual art, moving image, and cinema became a defining aspect of his practice. (more…)
  • Miranda July: New Society
    Mar 7 – Oct 14, 2024
    Fondazione Prada
    Milan, Italy
    Curated by Mia Locks, Miranda July: New Society is the first solo museum exhibition dedicated to Miranda July’s work. Spanning three decades, from the early 1990’s until today, the exhibition includes early short films, performance, and multimedia installations. The exhibition debuts F.A.M.I.L.Y (Falling Apart Meanwhile I Love You), a multi-channel video installation July made in collaboration with seven strangers via Instagram. (more…)