Friday 29 September 2023
Shortlisted for Freelands Award 2023
The Freelands Award enables a UK arts organisation to present an exhibition, including significant new work, by a mid-career woman artist who may not yet have received the acclaim or public recognition that her work deserves. Five artists and organisations are nominated for the £110,000 award, the winner will be announced on 29 November 2023.
Imogen Stidworthy works with video, sound, and sculptural installations. Over the last thirty years, her practice has interrogated the ways language and voice shape identities. Her work involves dialogue and setting up collaborative situations with people who do not share a language, or for whom verbal language is in some fundamental sense in question, due to a powerful experience, for example, the neurological condition of aphasia, or a cultural practice such as shamanism, or ventriloquism.
Imogen Stidworthy is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London and Galerie AKINCI, Amsterdam.