Sandra Bouguerch


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b. 1966, Working in Greater Manchester
Interdisciplinary artist who’s process is often autobiographical.
Creating artworks & atmospheres around the ‘exploration of self’; focusing on what it means to be human through concept and multimedia including performance & collaborations.
Impermanence of life is echoed in her work & its ephemeral nature emphasises the ambiguity of identity.
Exploring dilemma & power shift struggles between daughter and her father who developed Dementia & the elements of risk involved.

Education
2009-2012 BA Hons in Fine Art, 1st Class Degree
1982-1986 HND Graphic Design, Bolton Collage of Art
2008 PTTLES

Awards
2019 June-July Shortlisted GM Arts Prize, Bolton Gallery
2018 March-May Waterside Open, Sale (First Prize)
Feb-March FE/Male Air Gallery, Altrincham (AIR Award Prize)
2016 June Bursary, a.n Artists Information Company, Morocco
2013 June Neo:artprize (commendation), Neo:gallery22, Bolton
2012 June Vice Chancellor’s Award, University of Bolton

2018 Judge at Air Gallery Open

Solo 2014 Jan-Feb ’Handle with Care’, The Studios, New Mills

Co-Curating
2018 April-May Interface, with L. Wilson & S. Layden, Neo:gallery23, Bolton
2015 Nov Fingers Crossed with K. Jablonska, The Wonder Inn
March 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester
Feb The Engine Room, Awol Studios, Manchester
2014 March-May Exploring Boundaries, with T. Dolphin & J. Howarth, Neo:gallery22
2012 May Line of Enquiry, co-curator Angela O’Mara, Neo:gallery22

Residency’s
2017 July-Aug Set II Unit 3 Project Space, ASC, London
April Curfew Tower, N.Ireland, Impose/Lift, The Penthouse
2015 Nov Lydia Lunch ‘From the Page to the Stage’ Samarbeta Residency, Islington Mill
2016 May Start Where You Are: SECOND DEGREE POTENTIAS, Rogue Project Space
2015 June MSB2015 Residency Exchange 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester;
July Bloc Projects, Sheffield; August Stryx, Birmingham
2014 May C-PAGES’ TOAST WILL HOST’ Manchester & Stryx, Birmingham
2013 March DIY Art School Residency, Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn, Cumbria

Touring Exhibitions
2018 TIME IS LOVE.11 Curator Kisito Assangni
May Ex-New Contemporary Art Centre, Milano, Italy
April Casablanca International Video Art Festival, Morocco
March CCA, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Feb Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema, Malta

2014 TIME IS LOVE.7 International Video Art Program
Jan The Invisible Line Gallery, London
March Galeria Talmart, Paris
April Pink Gallery, Seoul
May Vovatanya Gallery, Ukraine
May Kolektiva Institute, Slovenia
Aug Torrance Art Museum, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 March Whats on the Cards, Collective North, Chorlton
March Mixtape #IWD, Recital Room, Dundalk IT, Ireland
2018 Oct-Nov Corduroy Part 2, International Exchange neo:uk/Studio44, Neo:gallery23
Aug Self and Other, Neo:gallery23
Augt, Queer Curfew, The Penthouse Curfew Tower, N.Ireland
April-May Interface, Neo:gallery23
Jan Birth Rites Collection, Whitworth Art Gallery & Kings College London
Sept-Jan Fountain Fountain, Mike Chavez Dawson, Bury Art Gallery

2017 Nov-Dec Corduroy Part 1 - Are We in Progress?
Studio 44, Tjarhovsgatan 44 & ABF Huset, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct Intimate, Isherwood Gallery, The Old Courts, Wigan
Sept Room to View, New Mills Festival
July-May Small World, PS Mirabel, Manchester
April Bolton Little Theatre Open
March CFCCA Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
Feb Neo Open, neo:gallery23
Jan Mono, PS Mirabel, Manchester
Jan 20:20 Print Exhibition, neo:gallery23

2016 Nov Hard Focus, ArtWork Atelier, Salford
Sept-October Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Galley at Bank Quay House
Sept Start Where You Are: SECOND DEGREE POTENTIAS, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
Sept anartistsinfoFeatured blogger
Aug-Oct Neo:print Prize, Neo:gallery23
July-Oct Spectrum Open Arts Exhibition, PS Mirabel, Manchester
Jan 20:20 Print Exchange, Hotbed Press, Salford
Jan-Feb 24:24:24, PS Mirabel, Manchester

2015 Nov Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Galley at Bank Quay House
Nov-Dec PS Mirabel, Multiply Print Show, Manchester
Dec Hotbed Press, 20:20 Print, Salford
Aug Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester
July Manifest, A6 Dialogue 4, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
June DADA 100, Islington Mill, Salford
June-August Dead Funny, Neo:gallery27, Bolton
May Hung, Drawn & Curated, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2014 Nov-Dec Hotbed Press, 20:20, Salford
Nov A6 Dialogue 3, 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester
Oct Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Galley at Bank Quay House
Oct Unstuffed, Free For Arts Festival, Islington Mill, Salford
Oct Bankley Open, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
Aug A6 Dialogue 2, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
Dec Neo:Presents Winter Salon, Neo:gallery22
Aug Bankley Open, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
Aug INSTAGRAM takeover, Fuse Art Space, Bradford (UK)
July PS Mirabel Open, Manchester
March-April Arbitrary Ground, Neo:gallery22
2013 Dec-Feb Bolton Museum Open Art Exhibition
July-Aug Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Pyramid Arts Centre
Nov Hotbed Press, 20:20, Salford
Oct-Jan ’Risk’, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester
July If Not Here Where, The Didsbury Parsonage, Manchester
July-Aug Python Open Arts Exhibition, The Gallery at St Georges House, Bolton
June ANDROID, 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester
Feb-April The I And The Mind, Neo:gallery22
Feb Open House, The Penthouse, Manchester

2012 November Future Perfect, Neo:gallery22
September Neo:printprize, Neo:gallery22
September-October 53 Degree North, The New School House Gallery, York
September Liverpool Biennial (Independents), Noimageavailable, Liverpool
June-July Neo:artprize, Neo:gallery22
April-June Through, Neo:gallery22
April About Face, Neo:gallery22
February State of the Art, Neo:gallery22
2011 September-October Transition, Neo:artists Gallery

Commissions
2019 March SIGNAL, Bolton at Home (Housing Association)
2011 March Public Art, Bolton One Swimming Pool

Performances/events
2019 May ‘Some Velvet Morning Somewhere in France’ with Jackie Haynes, Women and Empowerment, Rogue
2018 Salford Star (news arts event) Salford Precinct
2015 Dec The Transformation of Things, Islington Mill, Salford
Nov ’Twitching’ Performance, The Visceral Tear Sue Fox book Launch, Wonder Inn
June ’Be my Dog' Performance, Penny Arcade at HOME, Manchester
2013 Feb UR Performance (Purple), Islington Mill, Salford
2012 Dec UR Performance (White), Islington Mill, Salford

Screenings
2019 Interrupted, The Firehouse Cultural Centre, Florida, USA
2018 Light Night Wigan
2016 June Women’s Voices Woman’s Day, Manchester Craft & Design Centre
2016 Feb Marrakech Biennial ‘Pulses and Pauses’, video exhibition & Exchange
2015 Sept Altered States, Coastal Currents Arts Festival & at Butlers Gap, Hastings
2013 Dec BYOB, LDP Space, Castlefield, Manchester

Presentations
2019 May 'Young at Art'-Socially Engaged Arts Project, FACT, Open Eye, Walker, Tate, Museum of Liverpool
March Bolton University Foundation Students
Feb UCLan, University of Central Lancashire, Masters FA Students
2018 Bolton University, MA FA Students
2017 Aug Dr Lee Campbell - Vision Impairment presented ‘A New Vision when the Mind Hears’, Brady Arts Centre
Oct ‘Intimate', Isherwood Gallery, Wigan
July Manifest Arts, MIF, HOME, Manchester
June Bolton University 2nd year Fine Arts Students
2015 Dementia, Arts for Health at MMU, Manchester



 
Printed in great Britain
Printed in great Britain



Intimate Exhibition
Intimate Exhibition



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Revolt



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Rise and Fall



Failed Destination
Failed Destination