the vacuum cleaner

the vacuum cleaner is an art and activism collective of one. the vacuum cleaner employ various creative legal and illegal tactics and forms, attempting to mock, brandalise and disrupt concentrations of power.

the vacuum cleaner’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK, including commissions from Tate Modern, ICA, Fierce Festival, the Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow, and the Liverpool Biennial.  Internationally they have presented work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) Wooster Collective (USA) Anti Festival (Finland) Centre d’Art Contemporain (Switzerland) Hebbel-Am-Ufer, Tanz Tendez (Germany) Khoj Live 08 (India). As well as commissioned works for BBC4, Channel 4 and Arte.

the vacuum cleaner is an Artsadmin Associate Artist and a co-founder of the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (2004 − 2009).


In Chains 2018-10-12 00:00:00 2018-10-29 00:00:00 Bebas Batas Festival, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta Indonesia Mental 2018-10-26 00:00:00 2018-10-27 00:00:00 Schwankhalle, Bremen Germany

Blog Post:

In Chains: care, empowerment and survival

Ahead of the opening of Hana Madness and the vacuum cleaner's exhibition, In Chains, at the National Gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta, Artists' Producer Mary Osborn reflects on how they got there.

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