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DC Exhibition: Guest Curator Helen Cammock and Helen Nisbet present Alive Like You and Me
October 9 @ 11:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Helen Cammock is based in London and works across a variety of mediums, including photography, spoken word, writing, song, performance, printmaking, and installation. Through her artistic practice, Cammock explores histories, storytelling, and overlooked or silenced perspectives. She has drawn inspiration from figures like Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Philip Larkin.
Helen Cammock was awarded the Max Mara Art Prize for Women at a ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. As the winner of the award, Cammock travelled to Italy in May 2018 to participate in a six-month residency program, through which she will create new work that will go on view in a solo exhibition next year at the Whitechapel.
“Over the six-month residency I’ll find myself in a culture that is new to me, meet practitioners who work in different ways to me and consider how my practice can move into dialogue with new histories,” Cammock said in a statement. “It is an opportunity for space and time to focus on being an artist—this is perhaps the most significant aspect of this prize.”
Helen Cammock was born in Cannock, UK in 1970 and is based in London. Her recent solo shows include: Cubitt, London (2017). Her work has recently been exhibited at: National Gallery of the Bahamas (2018); The Tetley, Leeds (2017); Hull City of Culture (2017); Film commission for Serpentine Galleries Cinema Night series, London (2016); Hollybush Gardens, London (2016); and Tate Britain, London (2015). In 2018, she was awarded the MaxMara Art Prize for Women, which will result in a solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia in 2019 and is currently on six- month residency in Italy. She has a solo show at Void, Derry in October this year. She was co-director of Brighton Photo Fringe 2008 – 2011.
Helen Nisbet is a curator working on independent and partnership projects across the UK and internationally. She is Artist Advisor on Syllabus IV with Wysing Arts Centre, a Visiting Lecturer at the RCA and a member of the Arts Council Collection’s Acquisitions Committee. Previously she was Curatorial Fellow at Cubitt Gallery from January 2017 – June 2018 and has worked with organisations including Open Source, Creative Time, the Contemporary Art Society and the Arts Council Collection where she organised a series of 8 commissions to celebrate the collection’s 70th anniversary in 2016.
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