Sandra Bouguerch


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Artist Statement

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, @nd year Students Lecture
2015
Dementia, Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University

Selected Exhibitions
2017

Fountain, fountain…cinematic Becoming, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre

Corduroy Part 1 - Are we in progress? STUDIO 44, Tjärhovsgatan and ABF HUSET, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm.

Birth Rites Collection, Whitworth Art Gallery and Kings College London
www.birthritescollection.org.uk

Small World Open Arts Exhibition, PS Mirabel, Manchester

2016

Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival,
The Gallery at Bank Quay House

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

Intimate, Isherwood Gallery, The Old Courts, Wigan
Room to View, Providence Church, Mellor Road, Derbyshire
https://www.newmillsfestival.com/neoartists-new-mills-festival/
Bolton Little Theatre, Bolton
Neo Open, Neo:gallery23, Bolton
MONO, PS Mirabel, Manchester
Hotbed Press, 20:20 Print Exchange, Salford, Manchester, Exhibition at Neo:gallery, Bolton

2016

R-Age, Dementia Commission, Heart of Glass, St Helens
Hotbed Press, 20:20 Print, Salford, Manchester
Start Where You Are: SECOND DEGREE POTENTIAS, Bloc Projects, Sheffield https://seconddegreepotentias.wordpress.com

FEATURE #1 collaborative online video project www.feature-project.co.uk

Marrakech Biennial ‘Pulses and Pauses’, International video exhibition and Exchange
https://room74.space/2016/01/27/open-call-video-art-submissions-pulses-and-pauses/

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 print show, Manchester

From the Page to the Stage with Lydia Lunch, Islington Mill, Salford

Hotbed Press, 20:20 Print, Salford, Manchester

Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Mirabel Street, 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
http://poolarts.org/poolarts/site/dinner-with-penny-arcade-at-home/

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 curated with Katarynza Jablonska
The Wonder Inn, Manchester
3rd Floor Studios, Manchester
The Engine Room, Awol Studios, Manchester

2014

INSTAGRAM, Fuse Art Space, Bradford (UK).
http://www.wearefuse.co/

Hotbed Press, 20:20, Salford, Manchester

A6 Dialogue 3, 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester http://a6dialogue.wordpress.com

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, www.tilgallery.com
[Show 2] Galeria Talmart, Paris
[Show 3] Pink Gallery, Seoul, www.pinkgallery.org
[Show 4] Vovatanya Gallery, Ukraine
[Show 5] Kolektiva Institute, Photon-Centre for Contemporary Photography, Slovenia
www.photon.si
[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, Manchester

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, Manchester

BYOB, LDP Space, Castlefield, Manchester

2012

UR Performance (White), Islington Mill,
Salford, Manchester

Liverpool Biennial (Independents), Noimageavailable Group Exhibition, Liverpool

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 www.bureaugallery.com
Noimageavailable, Media City www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-13389968

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)



 
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