Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, critic and filmmaker. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951, he lived most of his life in Los Angeles and the surrounding regions of southern California.
Imogen Stidworthy, born 1963 in London, works primarily with language and the voice, as physical and spatial material in her installations, sound works and films. Her work reflects on how we are positioned and how we locate ourselves physically and culturally, through the voice.
Stidworthy’s work has been exhibited in major exhibitions such as Bergen Assembly, The Collection as a Character, MuKHA BE, 2103, Acts of Voicing, Würtemburgischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 2012, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea, 2012, October Salon, Belgrade 2011, Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007, and recent solo shows including Volumes of Stone at Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna; Sacha at AKINCI, Amsterdam, 2013, at Matts Gallery London, 2011; Imogen Stidworthy at Arnolfini, Bristol and The Work Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, 2010-11. Stidworthy also curated two exhibitions addressing the borders of language through art works by around 30 artists alongside other materials such as musical notation and censored books: In the First Circle in collaboration with Paul Domela, at Fundació Antoni Tapiès, Barcelona, and Die Lucky Bush at MuKHA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp. She was shortlisted for awards including the Jarman Award 2011, Becks Futures 2004 and The Northern Art Prize 2008; in 2008 she won the Liverpool Art Prize and in 1996, the Dutch Prix de Rome for Film and Video. Her work is in public and private collections, among others, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, MuKHA, Antwerp and Fries Museum, Leeuwarden. Stidworthy is represented by Matts Gallery, London and AKINCI Amsterdam.
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