Di, 03. November 2020
Deborah Joyce Holman
Deborah Joyce Holman (Pronoun she)
is an artist and curator. Recurring themes in her work are the notion of authorship and the blurring of fiction, truth and facts. This is done through a variety of media, such as text, sculpture, installation and image-making.
Her work has recently been shown at Material Art Fair, Mexico City; Mikro, Zurich; Fondation Entreprise Ricard, Paris; Auto Italia, London; Live In Your Head, Geneva; Alienze, Lausanne; Topic, Geneva; Locale Due, Bologna among others.
From 2015- 2020, she ran 1.1, a platform for early-career practitioners in arts, music and text-based practices with an exhibition space in Basel. She curated the group exhibitions ...and their tooth, finest gold (2018) and Cinders, sinuous and supple (2019) for arts and music festival Les Urbaines in Lausanne, the BBZ BLK BK: Alternative Graduate Show 2019 at Copeland Park, London, and currently works as Associate Director at artist-run organisation Auto Italia in London.
In her lecture at HSLU, she will discuss recent and ongoing projects and look to other artists' works to explore the power of the unreliable, the figure of the trickster and strategies of refusal as artistic tools during a time of hyper-visibility and hyper-valuation of legibility.