Coracle/Chronicle: Material Practice
Award-winning artist Jade Montserrat will discuss her material practice and show us examples of her art. An Environmental Humanities seminar at UCLan's Centre for Sustainable Transitions (CST), in association with IBAR and MIDEX.
Jade Montserrat lives and works in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Dancing her way through history and her story. Marking the archive and letting it mark her. Finding a voice within a chorus of opinions and reflecting projections of now and then. Montserrat’s work is a fracture in the linear narrative of consumption and a rigorous critique of the way cultural production scars bodies and constructs histories. Her work exposes the perceptions of the Other as weighted responsibility in need of retort.
Skirting social activism by gesturally and texturally ascertaining new ground for politicized territories manifest through performance, film, installation, sculpture, print and text. This process is focused on the interrogation of materials, rearticulating them to expose gaps in both visual and linguistic habits.
Montserrat’s recent solo exhibitions: Iniva, London; Manchester Art Gallery as the first Future Collect artist (both 2020); Humber Street Gallery; Bluecoat, Liverpool (both 2019). Group shows include Lisson Gallery (2021); ICA, Philadelphia (2018). Residencies include Hospitalfield (2020-2021); East Street Arts (2020). awards include Henry Moore Foundation (2020) and Jerwood Drawing Prize: Student Award (2017) and she was the Stuart Hall Foundation practice-based PhD candidate at The Institute for Black Atlantic Research, The University of Central Lancashire (2017 - 2020).