Our work manifests itself into multi-media installations and series of works, investigating structures of power, the relationship between objects, images and signs and the (re)presentation of “things” in the virtual and physical world. Continually questioning our entity as a duo and the need to shift the definitions of authorship and “the artist”, collaboration and disruption of a singular perspective is at the core of our approach. As a duo we are interested in the creation of alternative points of view and forms of communication, which we believe make up for more diversity and ways of understanding the world we live in.

Collecting and constructing objects, texts, image and sound, we try to obstruct notions of substance and confuse signs of hierarchy, dominated by reproduction mediums such as casting, photography and sound recordings. Our work aims to create constellations of questioning and murky slippage: by (re)presenting a new order of things and bridging the gaps between the rational and emotional, established dialogues can become shifted and provoke the perception of ‘other’ networks of meanings.

The relationships between image/object, real/fake, digital/print, visible/hidden, are all important dualisms in our work, also reflecting our approach to the ongoing exchange and opposition that exists when making art as a non-singular artist.




Contact Info

+44 7478 259 179
abelshahstudio@gmail.com
abelshah.com
residencyeleveneleven.co.uk
@_abelshah_

Exhibitions

Inside Job, Tate Modern, London, September 2019
Pain after Pane, Art in Windows, Liverpool, August 2019
Speak Easy…, Florence Trust, London, July 2019
RUNG Issue #2, East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol, June 2019
Speak Easy… (Stretch), Horse Shed, www.horseshed.co.uk, May 2019
Winter Open, Florence Trust, London, February 2019
SCIENCE FACTION, Playground London, London, August 2018
Open Studios, HANGAR, Lisbon, April 2018,
De Fotokopie 6, Galerie Eenwerk, Amsterdam, December 2017
Faking Things, Cavalcanti, London, November 2017
Flavour Rainbow, Playground, London, May 2017
Raise All Spirits 2p…, Finsbury Park Conservative Members Club, London, April 2017
Apologia, Maverick Projects, London, March 2017
When Things Move, Chelsea College of Art, London, September 2016
Objects & Desire, Cookhouse Gallery, London, March 2016

Publications

RUNG Issue #2, 2019, (group publication) published by East Bristol Contemporary
Science Faction 08.2018, 2018, self-published
The Real Deal, 2017, self-published

Projects

Residency 11:11, London, 2018 - ongoing
Talking With Your Mouth Full - performance and dinner series, various locations, 2018 - ongoing
Monthly open-call crit group for artists and writers, April - November 2018

Residencies

Artist Studio Program 2018/19, Florence Trust, London, August 2018 - July 2019
Artist Residency, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, September 2018
International Residency Program, HANGAR, Lisbon, February - March 2018

Education

Alexandra Bell
⧉ 2012 - 2015 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL: University of the Arts, London, UK

Giulia Shah
⧉2015 - 2016 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL: University of the Arts, London, UK
⧉2010 - 2014 BA Photography Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

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