Meet The Artist : Maria Amidu – Brighton

This series showcases under-represented writers and artists and how they got their work ‘out there’. They aim to inform and inspire and give you the opportunity to meet practicing professional artists and writers.

Maria AmiduMaria Amidu is interested in the social relationships between people mediated by things, usually objects and places. She is drawn to what is hidden, obscured and less obvious in varying historical and contemporaneous collective situations and makes works to try and substantiate these lived experiences. Maria pays particular attention to the debates around social practice and the role visual art plays in activating change. She is interested in the lines drawn between arts practices that are motivated by and dependent on encounters and relationships with people, and practices that are not. She also worries/wonders about the limitations and boundaries intrinsic to art making whilst simultaneously, embracing its ideologies and unknowns.

Maria is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, and exhibited nationally and internationally before pursuing a social practice. She has developed projects
with a number of museums, galleries and organisations, including the Houses of Parliament, National Maritime Museum Greenwich, People United, Turner Contemporary, PEER, A New Direction, Parramatta Artists’ Studios, the V&A, Arnolfini, Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, Iniva, the Foundling Museum, Hackney Museum, Metropolitan Archives, Horniman Museum & Gardens, and the 198 Gallery. Her work is in a number of collections, including the Pilkington Collection at the V&A Museum, London; the Arnolfini Collection Trust, Bristol; and the National Drawing Collection, Limerick. She has won a wide range of fellowships, grants and awards.

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Fee: FREE – £3 suggested donation
Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Venue: Conference Room, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, BN1 3XG

This event is British Sign Language-interpreted

NB: These events are open to the pubic, but under-represented artists and writers will take priority if the event is fully booked.

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Community Base,
113 Queens Road,
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