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Emily Wardill

lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. The artist’s works blur truth and fiction, symbolism and reality, rationality and emotion. Through this they unlock the hierarchical structures of knowledge and rearrange them. Wardill’s work was exhibited, among others, at the Serpentine Gallery London (2012), the Showroom Gallery London (2010), the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow (2011), the Badi­scher Kunstverein Karlsruhe (2011), the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge,MA (2010) and the ICA, London (2008). In 2004 she realized the performance The Feast Against Nature in Grizedale (Lake District) at the New York PS1 Contemporary Art Center. In 2011 she took part in the Venice Biennale. Her work was awarded the Jarman Award in 2010 and the Leverhulme Award in 2011. Recently her films were shown in the context of solo shows in, for instance, the ARTES – Fundação Manuel António da Mota in Porto (2012) and in La Loge, Brussels (2014).
Other texts by Emily Wardill for DIAPHANES
  • identity
  • politics
  • migration
  • capitalism
  • digital culture
  • queer theory
  • subjectification
  • gender
  • urbanism
  • contemporary art