Grace Schwindt

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Grace Schwindt uses theatrical sets for video and performance works with minimal architectural elements and props to mark a location, for example a family home or a cliff in Greece where a soldier is standing.

She places bodies in these spaces, including her own, and uses a tightly scripted choreography in which every move relates to institutionalised systems that rely on exclusion and destruction. She investigates how social relations and understandings about oneselves are formed in such systems. Interviews that she conducts with individuals often serve as starting point for fictionalised dialogues that are then delivered by different performers. Grace is a German artist based in London. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2009 and participated in the Associate Artists Programme at LUX in 2010. Zeno X in Antwerp, Belgium represent her. Recent solo presentations include Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Void Gallery in Derry, Collective Gallery in Edinburgh and White Chapel Gallery in London (2012), South London Gallery (2011), White Columns Gallery in New York and Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (2010). In 2012 Grace received the Grant to Individual Artist from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts for Performance Art.

Reading from the Ribbon (2012). Photo by Paola Bernardelli.

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