Imogen Stidworthy’s work focuses on the voice as a central material, working with its sculptural, spatial, and semantic dimensions to investigate social and subjective spaces. She works with people who inhabit the borders of language, whose relationship with language is affected by conditions such as aphasia or the impact of overwhelming experiences. Often combining the staged with the observed, she makes films and installations and uses a wide range of media including sculptural objects, print, and photography.
Recent solo presentations include exhibitions at Imperial War Museum, London, 2015; AKINCI, Amsterdam, and Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, 2013; Matt’s Gallery, London, 2011; Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, and Arnolfini, Bristol, 2010. Major group exhibitions include, in 2014, the São Paulo Biennial and Listening, a Hayward Touring show at SITE in Sheffield, Bluecoat in Liverpool, and Baltic 39 in Newcastle; Bergen Triennale, 2013; Busan Biennale, 2012; October Salon, Belgrade, 2011; and documenta 12, Kassel, 2007.
She curated the group exhibitions BLACKOUT! at ERC, Liverpool, 2013; In the First Circle (in collaboration with Paul Domela) at Fundació Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, 2011–12; and Die Lucky Bush at MuHKA, Antwerp, 2008. Her work is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London, and AKINCI, Amsterdam.