Exercises in drawing with charcoal, Translation is Hard, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, ( 2016)

Exercises in drawing with charcoal, Translation is Hard, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, (2016)


Elizabeth Black is a visual and performance artist whose practice concerns social discourse. A liberal humanist, and terrible poet; works are often autobiographically inspired, dealing with themes of institutional critique, satire, and identity. Concerns of site and audience are investigated through exhibitions and events, running parallel with programme curation, which can function as a critical medium to explore the artist's role as a cultural agent. The artist has served on numerous governing boards and societies in order to inform independent research, collaboration, and project realisation.

Recent work includes: After the fire, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Stockholm (2016), Sachkunde in Oslo (2016), Translation is Hard at Sister Space Stockholm (2016), 'Slow Show, No Show' - Living Room at Baltic 39 (2016), You Can Check Out Anytime You Like at NIGHT SCHOOL: FLARE2: Gallery North (2016)Paperformance, Paper Studio North (2016), Awkwoods (participant) hosted by Daniel Oliver, Reactor: Primary (2016), Rules of Engagement (2016) in collaboration with Daniel McGee, and solo work White Coat Hypertension (2016) both at: You Know The Rules exhibition, at Baltic 39 (2016),  A Reading/Reading [of] the Art at Baltic 39 (2015), Love, Letters, Death and Decay, RE: Fold, Paper, Table, Wall and After, International Exhibition Hall, National Taiwan University of Arts (2015).

Artistic, technical, and professional contributions to various arts organisation, charities, and festivals include: LaunchPad (workshop facilitator), AV Festival (crew), Fertile Ground (photographer), NewBridge Project (participant), Reactor Halls E17 (participant), Transmission (member), Sorrell Art Foundation (tutor), and Nottingham Contemporary (public programmes).

Previous collaboration has included working with artists, actors, dancers, and choreographers, as well as organisations and theatre groups such as Little Wolf Parade, GALab, Fun in the Oven Theatre Group, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Teesside University Dance Department, and Northumbria University Performance Department.

Writing credits include: A-N Unedited, Vane Gallery, LeftLion, and The Crack Magazine.

Upcoming events: In Vain, Vane Gallery, Newcastle (2017).