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Victoria Lucas is an artist / researcher and lecturer on the BA (hons) Fine Art course. Recent solo exhibitions include Interruptions at Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia (2013) and As it Transpired at Untitled Gallery in Manchester (2012). Commissions include a video work for the National Portrait Gallery London (2014) and a permanent touchscreen artwork for the NHS (2011). Current projects often respond to specific places or circumstances that are liminal and in a state of flux. Digital media and sculptural techniques are used in conjunction with selected subject matter to research the interplay between memory, narrative, absence and temporality.
University of Leeds, MFA Fine Art, 2007
Norwich School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture), 2004
Flis Holland and Victoria Lucas, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, 2014
What is Your Favourite Idea? Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014
Deadpan Exchange VIII, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, 2014
Re:Location, Studentski Kulturni Centar, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2013
Pravidelná linka Topolcany – Sheffield, Nastupiste, Topolcany, Slovakia, 2013
KALEID 2013, The Art Academy, London, 2013
That Ever Increasing Distance, Supercollider, Blackpool, UK, 2013
The Örebro International Videoart Festival, Örebro, Sweden, 2010
Swap Project, The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK, 2010
Philosophy in Practise, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Holland, 2010
Roaming, 91mq Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2009
Athens Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 2009
S1 Salon ‘I Seek You’, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK, 2007
In 2015 Victoria was on sabbatical, some of which was spent in California exhibiting her work in the Mojave desert and interviewing other research academics. She also spends time in her studio developing new work. You can see a synopsis of the theme of her art practice on Victoria's website.
Victoria introduced her short film ‘Conflict’ (2014) at the Ca’Foscari University in Venice on 19th May 2016, as part of the B#Side War Project organised by IOdeposito. Other artists in the event include Marina Abramovic, Natalie Vanheule, Vanessa Gageos, Estabrak Al Ansar and Anne O’Callahan.
‘Conflict’ was commissioned as part of the National Memories - Local Stories creative participation project, led by the National Portrait Gallery in London. In addition to the screening in May, the film has been screened as part of the B#Sides War Kinds of Memory event at Molino Stucky, Giudecca and will also be exhibited at the Societa Cormonese Austria Gallery in Cormons between the 24th and 31st July 2016. You can read more about the event now.
Victoria is presenting a research paper for the Overwhelming Imagination: Achieving and Undermining Contradictions International Art Conference, taking place at the Si Shang Art Museum in Beijing China in July. The paper is entitled Islands, Micro-nations and Sanctuaries: Escapism, Subversion and Liberation and will be presented as part of the Global Politics panel on the 4th July 2016. You can read more now.
Victoria has won the SOLO Award 2016, which included a cash prize and a solo exhibition at the London Art Fair in January 2017. Panellists Gordon Cheung (Painter), Francesco Pantaleone (Director FPAC, Palermo, Italy), Sarah Monk (Director London Art Fair) and Chiara Williams (chair) (Dir. WW Contemporary Art) selected Victoria’s project Lay of the Land (and other such myths) from around 2850 images and multimedia works submitted by over 570 artists. Over the next six months Victoria will be working on developing an ambitious multi-media installation for the exhibition, which was devised whilst on sabbatical leave.
Lucas, Victoria (2014). Castle Market. Preston, UK
Lucas, Victoria (2013). Interruptions. Philadelphia, USA
Lucas, Victoria (2013). Remedy. Preston, UK
Lucas, Victoria & Wheater, Richard (2012). 12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE. Wakefield, UK
Membership of Professional Bodies
Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
Trustee, Bloc Projects Gallery, Sheffield
Board Director, Bloc Projects