Visiting Artist’s Talk – Susan Stockwell

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk we welcome Susan Stockwell.

Susan Stockwell has an established international reputation, working across sculpture, installation, collage and film.

Her practice is concerned with examining questions of feminism, materiality and social and colonial histories. Her art employs the material culture of everyday products, such as recycled computer components, maps and paper currency, which she transforms into compelling artworks. In seeking to reconnect an object’s past, its related history and materiality with contemporary issues, her practice underscores these materials urgent interconnection to collective memories, desires and ecological shortfalls; aspects that evoke, expose and challenge features of inequality and injustice.

Susan is best known for her site-specific installations and dress sculptures that have been exhibited widely, including: Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (2020 and 2022); the Museum of London (2021–2022); Aspex Gallery Portsmouth (2018); the Royal Shakespeare Company (2015); TATE Modern, (2013); the Victoria & Albert Museum (2001, 2005, 2010), London; the National Museum of China, Beijing (2009); the Katonah Museum of Art, New York; and Art League of Houston, USA.

Her work is in public and private collections around the world, including: the Victoria & Albert Museum; the London Transport Museum; the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; the Museum of European History, Brussels; Black Rock Investments; and Yale Centre for British Art, USA.

She is based between London and France.

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 2–4pm during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, please email Cesar Cornejo.

Directions to Chemical and Process Engineering Lecture Theatre A 

Facing away from Parkinson steps: Turn left, go straight up Woodhouse Lane past two pedestrian crossings. At the main traffic lights by the Library pub, turn left. The Chemical and Process Engineering building is on your left. Go through the main entrance, turn right and go up the stairs/lift on the left to level 2, turn left and follow the corridor to the end. Lecture Theatre A is straight ahead.

For details see the campus map on the university website.


America © Susan Stockwell 2018. Photo © Seb Camilleri 2018. Upcycled computer components, 3.5m x2.5m x 30cm. Blackrock collection New York, USA.