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Antonia is a London based artist with a background in textile design. Her textiles background has had a huge impact on her philosophy to art making. She spent time in Cambodia studying ancient textile techniques at the IKTT - the Institute of Khmer Traditional Textiles. Learning from Kikuo Morimoto and the artisans of the forest village, she understood how traditional textiles embody the landscape of a place, in a process that is deeply linked to the natural habit and cultural interaction. This perspective has fused with her passion for the sweaty, urban dance-floors of London and her upbringing in agricultural Berkshire, to create work that is rooted in the process of experience and material narratives. 2018 has resulted in a series of site specific projects lead by this philosophy, listening carefully to what can be discovered through each scenario, studying the connections that underpin our material and metaphysical existence. Process is used as a way of seeing, preparing the mind to a state of consciousness that directs the work.   

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ABOUT

Antonia is a London based artist with a background in textile design. Her textiles background has had a huge impact on her philosophy to art making. She spent time in Cambodia studying ancient textile techniques at the IKTT - the Institute of Khmer Traditional Textiles. Learning from Kikuo Morimoto and the artisans of the forest village, she understood how traditional textiles embody the landscape of a place, in a process that is deeply linked to the natural habit and cultural interaction. This perspective has fused with her passion for the sweaty, urban dance-floors of London and her upbringing in agricultural Berkshire, to create work that is rooted in the process of experience and material narratives. 2018 has resulted in a series of site specific projects lead by this philosophy, listening carefully to what can be discovered through each scenario, studying the connections that underpin our material and metaphysical existence. Process is used as a way of seeing, preparing the mind to a state of consciousness that directs the work.

CV

  • At one with the other, Houghton festival, Houghton hall, norfolk, UK, 2019

  • Tombolo, LAY OF THE LAND, BROW HEAD, MIZEN PENINSULA, IRELAND, 2019

  • BeardXLove for Cartulis, FOLD, London, UK, 2018

  • The Hidden city, Collateral event of Manifesta 12, Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Italy, 2018

  • The Persistence of Hearing, Biennale Urbana, Caserma Pepe, Venice, italy, 2018

  • Parachute, Houghton Festival, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, uk, 2018

  • How did we get here? A Material Exploration, Royal College of Art, London, uk, 2018

  • New Traditions and Material Histories, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, italy, 2018

  • Inner Chaos, Total Refreshment Centre, London, uk, 2017

  • Trolley, Houghton Festival, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, uk, 2017

  • The Labour Book, Calle Del Forno, Venice, italy, 2017

  • Open House, Delfina Foundation, London, uk, 2017

  • Ra-veiw, Koncept Gallery, London, uk, 2016

Education

  • University of the arts London, Textiles, BA HONS, 2013

  • City and Guilds Art School, 2010

beard.antonia@gmail.com

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