RHONA EVE CLEWS

Born Kent, UK, 1977. Currently lives and works in London, UK

 

Education

2017-2019  MFA Fine Art (Media), Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK

2012–2013  Postgraduate Diploma Photography, University of the Arts, London, UK

1996–1999  BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

Odes (PART OF A LARGER QUEST), live performances, installations and poetry book, Slade Degree Show 2019, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK.

Warm bodies (Air), from the series Odes (PART OF A LARGER QUEST), live text performance, Resonance FM, UK

Missing pieces, installation, Envisioning Other Worlds, RAW Labs/ Bow Arts/ Lumen Studios, London, UK

Hydrogen, oxygen and that slippery stuff, from the series Odes (PART OF A LARGER QUEST), performance and installation, FastForward Women in Photography, Slade Research Centre, UCL, London, UK

Humic densities (Earth), from the series Odes (PART OF A LARGER QUEST), performance, Bite the Bullet, Barbican Arts Group Trust, Art Works Project Space, London, UK

2018

Hydrogen, Oxygen and that slippery stuff (Water), from the series Odes (PART OF A LARGER QUEST), live text performance, writing aloud, again differently, Auto Italia Southeast, programmed by Ruby Wroe in partnership with Art/Work Association, London, UK

Ode to fire, from the series Odes (PART OF A LARGER QUEST), one-to-one performance and installation, Interim show, Slade Woburn, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

She shone before him like silver, photograph, One Year Revolv, Safehouse1, London, UK

Where every light is the moon, film, Video sport (returns), Good sport, London, Canada

Rituals for visual listening: I. Water II. Night, performances with The Asheville Darkroom, {Re}HAPPENING 8, Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA

Every change is a form of liberation, 16mm film projection and installation, Small Press Project: Sound, Slade Research Centre, UCL, London, UK

Leap and the net will appear, performance, DRIP DRY, Chalton Gallery, London, UK

Mother night / Go into her totally, photographs + Tie those strings a little tighter (gathering winter fuel) performance, One need not be a chamber, EXPOSED Arts Projects, London, UK

2017

Projections I & II, projected photographs, Quartos, Dona Laura's House, Lisbon, Portugal

Projections I & II, projected photographs, New Approaches to Photography, Four Corners Film, London, UK

2016

The heat and light of fire persists, photograph, Salon/16, Photofusion, London, UK

Through the unknown, remembered (gate), photograph, FotoFilmic, Vancouver, Canada

As if my hand could cross that gap (come and see the ocean), photograph, #AVLGLITCH group exhibition, Shown across Revolve, The Asheville Darkroom and The Block off Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

2015

English Channel, high tide i & ii, photographs from series Suddenly the darkness turned into water, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Northern Ireland

She shone before him like silver + What the camera saw, photographs and projected video with found window installation, Cassiopeia (constellation), The Mill, Arts letters & numbers, Averill Park, New York, USA

We overlap but we never touch / Coal is born of the mountain, photographs, BigCi, Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia

2014

I can't see for looking, photograph, LACDA, Los Angeles, USA

2013

Night work, film, MA Photography group show, University of the Arts, London, UK

2012

Realms, photographs from At the place where two paths cross and films, Touring exhibition with New Zealand Sound Explorers, Rising Tides Music Festival, Wellington; The Physics Room, Christchurch; None Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Land & Sound, Photographs, Audio Foundation, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand 

 

Awards/ Funding/ Prizes

2019 Dolbey & Duveen Travel Scholarship: shortlisted, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK

2017 Monovisions Photography Awards: honourable mention, Monovisions, USA

2017 Photo Made Emerging Scholarship: shortlisted, Lucie Foundation, USA

2016-18 London Creative Network programme (LCN) at Four Corners Film, place awarded, London

2016 Alternative Processes Award 2016 awarded by London Alternative Photography Collective (LAPC), Photofusion, London

2016 Best in Show Award, #AVLGLITCH, The Asheville Darkroom, USA

 

Residencies

2019 Lumen Studios x Mayes Creative, Lizard Point, Cornwall, UK

2015 Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, New York, USA

2015 Big Ci, Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia 

 

Publications

2018  Invoked, if not recalled, photographs, Graduate Research 2017-18, Slade School of Fine Art, e-publication

2018  Every change is a form of liberation, Sound piece and film still from 16mm film, Small Press Project: Sound 10-inch record and publication, Slade Reseach Centre, UCL, London, UK

2017  South Pacific Ocean, high tide; South Pacific ocean, low tide; Tasman Sea, low tide, underside; Caribbean ocean, high tide, underside, from series Suddenly the darkness turned into water included in BENEATH THE SALT, Book by Marianne Bjørnmyr and Dan Mariner, Traena, Norway

2012 SEE, Newspaper of Contemporary Photography, Brighton Photofringe Festival, UK

Image Libraries/ Collections

2013 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Colorado, USA

2012–19 Millennium Images, Accredited Contributing Photographer, London, UK

2012-19 Works in variety of private collections in UK, Europe, USA & New Zealand

Teaching/ Curating/ Talks/ Internships/ Exchanges

2019  Sci-fi and Ecologies Reading Group, Led reading group for members of public alongside Envisioning Other Worlds exhibition, RAW Labs/Bow Arts/Lumen Studios, London.

2019 Fast Forward Women in Photography, Co-curated photography exhibition with Nancy Krakaur and Andreea Teleaga as part of Fast Forward Women in Photography event co-organised by Maria Kapajeva, Susan Collins, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK

2018 Slade Summer School, Teaching of two day Experimental Analogue Photography class + co-teaching of two-day Photogram & Pinhole photography class, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK

2018-ongoing Arts Territory Exchange, art correspondence with artist Berglind Hreiðarsdóttir, Iceland-UK

2018 Photography + ritual, Artist talk and round table discussion post Black Mountain College performances, The Asheville Darkroom, North Carolina, USA

2018 Meet the ghosts: on respectful place-making, Artist talk and discussion with curator and fellow artists for group show One need not be a chamber, EXPOSED Arts Projects, London, UK

2017 Projections I & II, Artist Talk for group show, New Approaches to Photography, Four Corners Film, London, UK

2016 Inside Out: the inner psychology of the photographic space, Talk, Fragmentary photographic collective, London

2016 @womeninphoto instagram takeover, with Carly Seller and Tina Rawe, photographs, Fastforward Women in photography, curated by Maria Kapajeva, online

2015 Ask the Elders, Taught performance/physical theatre workshop in development with intergenerational communities, Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, New York, USA

2015 We overlap but we never touch / Coal is born of the mountain, Talk and presentation, Big Ci residency, New South Wales, Australia

2015 Photography: process, performance and the gap between taking and seeing, Talk in conversation with Marie Shannon with reference to solo show Land & Sound, Audio Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand 

2012 Arts for Dementia, Assisted adults with dementia to reconnect with individual photographic practice, The Photographer's Gallery, London, UK.