Sandra Bouguerch


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Sandra Bouguerch is an interdisciplinary artist who creates artworks and atmospheres revolving around the ‘exploration of self’; focusing on what it means to be human. The impermanence and fluidity of life is echoed in her work and its ephemeral nature emphasises the ambiguity of identity.
Through exploring, uncertainty, tension, frustration, fragility and perceived vulnerability she aims to suggest the commonalities, both physical and psychological, that inform the human condition.
Her ongoing interest is ‘The Temporal Experiences of Awareness and Tension in Relation to the Notion of Self’.

Recent work involves her late elderly father who developed Dementia, exploring the dilemma and power shift struggles between father and daughter and the elements of risk involved.
Internet dating with its playful and serious interactions can be both positive and negative is also of interest.

Residency
2017
ASC Studio, Project Space, Epson St, London
Curfew Tower, N.Ireland, Impose/Lift, The Penthouse

Presentations
2017
Dr Lee Cambell, Vision Impairment Research Residency, The Brady Arts Centre, London
Intimate, Isherwood Gallery, Old Courts, Wigan
Manifest Arts MIF, Home, First Street, Manchester
Bolton University, 2nd year Students Lecture
2015
Dementia, Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University

Selected Exhibitions
2018
FE/MALE Air Gallery, Altrincham
Birth Rites Collection, Whitworth Art Gallery and Kings College London www.birthritescollection.org.uk

2017
Fountain, fountain…cinematic Becoming, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre
Corduroy Part 1 - Are we in progress? STUDIO 44 and ABF HUSET, Stockholm.
Intimate, Isherwood Gallery, Old Courts, Wigan
Small World Open Arts Exhibition, PS Mirabel, Manchester

2016
Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival
Neo:print Prize, Neo:gallery23, Bolton
Spectrum Open Arts Exhibition, PS Mirabel, Manchester

2015
Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, The Galley at Bank Quay House

2014
Bankley Open, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival,
The Gallery at Bank Quay House
PS Mirabel Open, Manchester

2013
Bolton Museum Open Art Exhibition
Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival,
Pyramid Arts Centre
Neo:artprize (commendation), Neo:gallery22, Bolton

2012
Neo:print prize, Neo:gallery22, Bolton
Neo:art prize, Neo:gallery22, Bolton
53 Degree North, School House Gallery, York

Group Exhibitions
2017
Room to View, Providence Church, Mellor Road, Derbyshire
Bolton Little Theatre, Bolton
Neo Open, Neo:gallery23, Bolton
MONO, PS Mirabel, Manchester
Hotbed Press, 20:20 Print Exchange, Salford, Manchester, Exhibition Neo:gallery, Bolton

2016
R-Age, Dementia Commission, Heart of Glass, St Helens
Hotbed Press, 20:20 Print, Salford
Start Where You Are: SECOND DEGREE POTENTIAS, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
FEATURE #1 collaborative online video project www.feature-project.co.uk
Marrakech Biennial ‘Pulses and Pauses’, International video exhibition and Exchange
Women’s Voices International Woman’s Day, Manchester Craft and Design Centre
24:24:24, PS Mirabel, Mirabel Street Manchester
20:20 Print Exchange, Hotbed Press

2015
‘Twitching’ Performance, The Visceral Tear book Launch, The Wonder Inn, Manchester
PS Mirabel, Multiply, Manchester
From the Page to the Stage with Lydia Lunch, Islington Mill, Salford
Hotbed Press, 20:20 Print, Salford, Manchester
Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester
‘Self Shaping' Video, Altered States, Electro Studios
Project Space, St. Leonards-on-Sea. Part of Coastal
Currents Arts Festival. Also at Butlers Gap, Hastings
MSB2015 Open Studio (3), STRYX, Birmingham
'Be my Dog' Performance, Penny Arcade at HOME, Manchester
Manifest, A6 Dialogue 4, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
MSB2015 Open Studio (2), BLOC, Sheffield
DADA 100, Islington Mill, Salford
Dead Funny, Neo:gallery27, Bolton
Be My Dog, MSB2015 Open Studio (1), 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester
Hung, Drawn & Curated, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Fingers Crossed
The Wonder Inn, Manchester
3rd Floor Studios, Manchester
The Engine Room, Awol Studios, Manchester (curated)

2014
INSTAGRAM artist, Fuse Art Space, Bradford (UK).
Hotbed Press, 20:20, Salford, Manchester
A6 Dialogue 3, 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester
Multiply, PS Mirabel, Manchester
Unstuffed, Free For Arts Festival, Islington Mill, Salford
A6 Dialogue 2, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
C-PAGES, Castlefield Gallery’s Art Space at Federation House also STRYX, Birmingham
5TH MARRAKECH BIENNALE, (selected audio sound-work)
Saout Radio, ”Here. Now. Where?”, Marrakech
TIME IS LOVE.7 [Show 1] International video art program
The Invisible Line Gallery, London
[Show 2] Galeria Talmart, Paris
[Show 3] Pink Gallery, Seoul
[Show 4] Vovatanya Gallery, Ukraine
[Show 5] Kolektiva Institute, Photon-Centre for Contemporary Photography, Slovenia
[Show 6] Torrance Art Museum, USA
Obrigario, VAC Gallery, Cheshire, www.obscureactions.blogspot.co.uk - VAC Gallery
Right Here-Right Now, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Preston.
Exploring Boundaries, Curated with Tim Dolphin & John Howarth, Neo:gallery22, Bolton
Arbitrary Ground, Neo:gallery22, Bolton
Neo:Presents Winter Salon ,Neo:gallery22, Bolton

2013
Hotbed Press, 20:20, Salford, Manchester
‘Risk’, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
If Not Here Where, The Didsbury Parsonage, Manchester
Python Open Arts Exhibition, The Gallery at St Georges House, Bolton
ANDROID, 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester
DIY Art School Residency, Kurt Schwitters, Merz Barn Project, Cumbria
Open House, The Penthouse, Northern Qtr, Manchester
UR Performance (Purple), Islington Mill, Salford
BYOB, LDP Space, Castlefield, Manchester

2012
UR Performance (White), Islington Mill, Salford
Liverpool Biennial (Independents), Noimageavailable Group Exhibition

Through, (Process art exhibition) Neo:gallery22, Bolton
The I And The Mind
Future Perfect
Line of Enquiry, Jointly Curated
About Face
State of the Art

2011
Transition, Neo:artists Gallery, Bolton
We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester

Commissions
2011
Public Art, Bolton One

Projects
2016
R-Age, Heart of Glass
2015 City Arcadia, Artspace, Coventry

Solo Exhibition
2014
’Handle with Care’, The Studios, New Mills

Publications
2016
Second Degree Potentias, write up by Bob Dickinson
Les Femmes Folles http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com
Operatoranna,Chance Encounters. Interview with contemporary artists by Annabelle Boko


Education
2009-2012 BA Hons Fine Art, 1st Class Degree,
Governors Award for Outstanding Achievement, The University of Bolton

1982-1986 HND Graphic Design,
Bolton Collage of Art

2008 PTTLES (Preparing to teach in the life long learning sector)



 
Intimate Exhibition
Intimate Exhibition



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2 steps removed



Revolt
Revolt



Rise and Fall
Rise and Fall



Purple
Purple



Fragile
Fragile