Family Artist-in-Residence: Alice Morey
7 July – 15 September 2019
Alice Morey (b. 1986, London) was working alongside Emily Mulenga as our Family Artists-in-Residence during the Elizabeth Murray and Wong Ping exhibitions. Morey’s practice fluctuates between sculpture, installation, performance and painting. Her work deals with the sensitivity of touch, the homemade and organic, contamination and bacteria, technology and DIY. She is fascinated with industrial materials that can build narratives and metaphors for the state we live in. She sees her practice as a way of living, a multilayered dialogue communicating through a constant flux and flow of processes that balance out in an intuitive and sometimes systematic response to life and death using her own mythology and organising principles of rituals and environments. Morey’s work addresses the impact of ecology, tradition and digital technologies in contemporary subjectivities through using a sensibility towards materials, care relationships and their political implications.
Morey holds a BA in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton and is currently completing a master’s in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, London. She curates the alternative art residency, ‘Countdown Grabowsee’, Berlin and is represented by Lehmann + Silva, Porto. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘She doesn’t love, she just devours’, Ryder, London (2019), ‘Keep off the Grass’, MA curating & collections, Chelsea College of Arts, London (2019) and ‘Shapes of Permanence’, Lehmann + Silva, Porto (2018). Group exhibitions include ‘How are you Babe?’, Blank 100, London (2019), ‘Again and again’, Galerie Emilia Filly, Usti and Labem (2018) and ‘Elymus Repens’, Bar Babette, Berlin (2018). Past residencies include; Autocenter, Berlin (2015), Silkeborg Højskole, Denmark (2015).
During the residency, Morey took up residence in the Drawing Studio and lead Family Sundays, our weekly drop-in programme of creative workshops for families. Read more.