Sandra Bouguerch


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Sandra Bouguerch is an interdisciplinary artist creating artworks and atmospheres around the ‘exploration of self’; focusing on what it means to be human. The impermanence, fluidity of life and its ephemeral nature emphasising ambiguity of identity is echoed in her work. Through exploring, uncertainty, tension, frustration, fragility and perceived vulnerability she aims to suggest commonalities that inform the human condition. 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.

CV
Education
2009-2012 BA Hons in Fine Art, 1st Class Degree
1982-1986 HND Graphic Design, Bolton Collage of Art
2008 PTTLES (Preparing to teach in the life long learning sector)

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

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

Curating Exhibitions
2018 April-May Interface, co-curators Lucie Wilson & Sume Layden, Neo:gallery23
2015 November Fingers Crossed co-curator Katarynza Jablonska, The Wonder Inn
March Fingers Crossed, 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester
February Fingers Crossed, The Engine Room, Awol Studios, Manchester
2014 March-May Exploring Boundaries, co-curators Tim Dolphin & John Howarth,
Neo:gallery22, Bolton
2012 May Line of Enquiry, co-curator Angela O’Mara, Neo:gallery22

Residency’s
2017 July-August Set II Unit 3 Project Space, ASC, London
April Curfew Tower, N.Ireland, Impose/Lift, The Penthouse
2015 November 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 MSB2015 Residency Exchange Third Floor Studios, Manchester June;
Bloc Projects, Sheffield July; Stryx, Birmingham August
2014 May C-PAGES’ TOAST WILL HOST’ Manchester and 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
February Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema, Malta

2014 TIME IS LOVE.7 International Video Art Program
January The Invisible Line Gallery, London
March Galeria Talmart, Paris
April Pink Gallery, Seoul, www.pinkgallery.org
May Vovatanya Gallery, Ukraine
May Kolektiva Institute, Photon-Centre for Contemporary Photography, Slovenia
August Torrance Art Museum, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 August Self and Other, Neo:gallery23, Bolton
April-May Interface, Neo:gallery23, Bolton
January Birth Rites Collection, Whitworth Art Gallery; Kings College London
September-January Fountain Fountain, Mike Chavez Dawson, Bury Art Gallery

2017 November-December Corduroy Part 1 - Are We in Progress?
Studio 44, Tjarhovsgatan 44 & ABF Huset, Sveavagen 41, Stockholm, Sweden
October Intimate, Isherwood Gallery, The Old Courts, Wigan
September Room to View, Providence Church, New Mills Festival
July-May Small World, PS Mirabel, Manchester
April Bolton Little Theatre Open
March CFCCA Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
February Neo Open, neo:gallery23, Bolton
January Mono, PS Mirabel, Manchester
January 20:20 Print Exhibition, neo:gallery23, Bolton

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

2015 November Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Galley at Bank Quay House
November-December PS Mirabel, Multiply Print Show, Manchester
December Hotbed Press, 20:20 Print, Salford, Manchester
August 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 November-December Hotbed Press, 20:20, Salford, Manchester
November-December Multiply, PS Mirabel, Manchester
November A6 Dialogue 3, 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester
October Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Galley at Bank Quay House
October Unstuffed, Free For Arts Festival, Islington Mill, Salford
October Bankley Open, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
August A6 Dialogue 2, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
December Neo:Presents Winter Salon, Neo:gallery22, Bolton
August Bankley Open, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester
August INSTAGRAM takeover, Fuse Art Space, Bradford (UK)
July PS Mirabel Open, Manchester
March-April Arbitrary Ground, Neo:gallery22
2013 December-February Bolton Museum Open Art Exhibition
July-August Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Pyramid Arts Centre
November Hotbed Press, 20:20, Salford, Manchester
October-January ’Risk’, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester
July If Not Here Where, The Didsbury Parsonage, Manchester
July-August Python Open Arts Exhibition, The Gallery at St Georges House, Bolton
June ANDROID, 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester
February-April The I And The Mind, Neo:gallery22, Bolton
February Open House, The Penthouse, Northern Qtr, 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, (Process art exhibition) Neo:gallery22
April About Face, Neo:gallery22, Bolton
February State of the Art, Neo:gallery22, Bolton

2011 September-October Transition, Neo:artists Gallery, Bolton
Commissions Public Art, Bolton One Swimming Pool

Performances/events
2015 December The Transformation of Things, Islington Mill, Salford
November ’Twitching’ Performance, The Visceral Tear Sue Fox book Launch, Wonder Inn
June ’Be my Dog' Performance, Penny Arcade at HOME, Manchester
2013 February UR Performance (Purple), Islington Mill, Salford, Manchester
2012 December UR Performance (White), Islington Mill, Salford, Manchester

Screenings
2016 June Women’s Voices International Woman’s Day, Manchester Craft and Design Centre
2016 February Marrakech Biennial ‘Pulses and Pauses’, video exhibition and Exchange
2015 September Altered States, Coastal Currents Arts Festival & at Butlers Gap, Hastings
2013 December BYOB, LDP Space, Castlefield, Manchester

Talks/Presentations
2017 August Dr Lee Campbell - Vision Impairment presented ‘A New Vision when the Mind Hears’ video The Brady Arts Centre, London
October ‘Intimate', Isherwood Gallery, Old Courts, Wigan
July Manifest Arts, MIF, HOME, Manchester
June Bolton University 2nd year Fine Arts Students
2015 Dementia, Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University



 
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