Caroline Burraway BA (Hons) MAFA

Artist Statement

My body of work aims to confront socio-cultural issues that lie at the core of modern society and with what lies hidden beneath in the everyday lived experience of the marginal individual and their relationship with the world they always already inhabit.

The images shown, whilst bearing relation to the tradition of the documentary, are positioned in a dialectical confrontation between fine art and media, in the gap between art and life, between the real and the representational, ‘... closing the gap between art and life destroys art and, at the same time universalizes it.’ Artaud, 1925

I am undertaking a critical genealogy of human displacement from the 19th century into late modernity, tracing the socio-political abjection through narratives of loss and movement. In this way I will look to connect my work with artists through the centuries who have depicted the abject ‘Other.'

Tel: 07584 208 699



Studio: London

  Qualifications and Training:

2004 - 2006 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
2000 - 2003 Drawing BA (Hons), Camberwell College of Arts, London
1998 - 2000 Foundation, Camberwell College of Arts, London

Selected Exhibitions, Prizes and Publications:

2018 Aesthetica Art Prize, longlist
2018 Columbia Threadneedle Prize, finalist
2018 Pontone Gallery, London SW3
2017 National Open Art Prize, shortlist
2017 MS Amlin Award, shortlist
2017 Interalia Magazine ‘Drawing Thoughts’:
2017 ‘Holocaust Memorial', Architectural Review Future Projects Competition, collaboration, shortlisted
2017 'The Hope', film by Susan Steinberg (credited images), Freud Museum, London
2016 Jerwood Drawing Prize, shortlist
2016 Awarded Regional Prize for London, National Open Art Competition
2016 Albemarle Gallery, Albemarle Street, London W1
2016 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, shortlist
2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2015 Albemarle Gallery, London W1
2015 ArtGemini Prize, London SE1, shortlist
2014 Derwent Art Prize, London SW1, shortlist
2014 Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London W1
2013 'Decomposition', The Berwick Watchtower, Berwick-upon-Tweed
2013 Aesthetica Art Prize, long list
2013 Charlie Smith, Anthology, long list
2013 Solo show, Chelsea Arts Club, London SW3
2008 Solo Show, Signal Gallery, Hoxton, London EC2
2008-11Honorary Research Fellowship, Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University
2007 Celeste Art Prize, shortlist
2006 Huis Marseille - museum voor fotografie, Amsterdam
2004 ‘Disciplinary Procedures’, South London Gallery/Camberwell College of Arts SE5
2004 ‘Future Map’, London Institute, Davies Street W1
2001 ‘What is Drawing?’ Centenary Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts SE5

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