Design and Visual Art Practice Hub: Archive as Art…Art as Archive I: Whitney McVeigh

Whitney McVeigh | The Part-Singer (detail) | Unlocking the Diary | Folkestone Triennial 2014

21 Jan 2015

5.30pm to 6.30pm

Image credit: Whitney McVeigh | The Part-Singer (detail) | Unlocking the Diary | Folkestone Triennial 2014

The LCF Forum for Design and Visual Art Practice Hub, coordinated by Charlotte Hodes, presents Whitney McVeigh, for a presentation and Q & A session. Whitney will introduce her work and its context following her recent appointment as Fellow in Creative Practice at London College of Fashion. As a practicing artist working in painting, installation and film, McVeigh’s current interdisciplinary research entitled Human Fabric looks at both personal and collective history, linking our common threads through land, our clothes, our everyday belongings and our philosophies. The research considers the human being as vessel, container and carrier of stories and memories. Through found material and site-specific projects, McVeigh's work alludes to the layering of time and the unseen echoes of human histories.
Whitney McVeigh participated in Glass Stress White Light/White Heat at the 55th Venice Biennale and solo project Hunting Song at the Gervasuti Foundation in Venice, 2013. In 2014 her GIF was exhibited as part of an online exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery’s Extinction Marathon. In 2012 she visited Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia with the BBC to make a short film about artists. She has held residencies internationally, most recently at the Nirox Foundation and David Krut Projects, South Africa.