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Eloise Fornieles


Eloise Fornieles has worked and lived in London since 2004.

After a BA in Fine Art at Kingston University, London, Eloise graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2006 with an MFA in Fine Art Media. Eloise’s performance-based practice focuses on one-to-one interventions within installations and soundscapes in which she invites audiences to question simple interactions and gestures – from the intimate and profound to the prosaic and banal. This investigation into personal human connections is framed within a broader overview of the relationship between body and environment, and the individual’s place as part of a much larger system. Eloise’s installations create a space for contemplation, whilst her own emphasis on physical endurance provides a backdrop for a more visceral understanding of the body as material, with its limitations and its capabilities. Engaging with strands of mythology, ritual and storytelling, and often depicting animals, she teases out the symbolic resonances that hold meaning within our everyday interactions.

Previous work includes Their Wonderlands, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham; On and On, La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Natural Wonders: New Art from London, Babakov Art Projects, Moscow; Fashion in Film Festival, Tate Modern, London; Fierce Festival 2012, Birmingham; Carrion, Haunch of Venison, Berlin; and The Body is an Ocean, Paradise Row, London, 2011.

Date Title Venue City
23 September 2014 To the Dirt Toynbee Studios
Photo by Jacob McCarthy and Brent Holmes.