Victoria Burgher


Victoria Burgher’s practice covers sculpture, video and photography. Recent work focuses obliquely on current political issues, with meaning referenced through the choice and employment of materials. Everyday objects are taken as a starting point and reinterpreted.
Often the materials employed are cheap, found or more usually associated with the domestic environment.

“Contemporary social and political issues provide the subjects for her works. Written or verbal language is the customary medium in which such matters are reported and discussed; but in news stories, histories and fiction the content is generally mediated, so that there can be a sense of shared responsibility. In contrast to this, Victoria Burgher’s expressive language of materials and process involves and implicates us personally - (Tessa Peters, Curator)

Education
2011-13
 Goldsmiths College, University of London - MA Art & Politics
2008-09  University of the Arts, London - PG Diploma Fine Art
2005-06  University of Westminster, London - BA (Hons) first class Ceramics
2003-05  London Metropolitan University - Diploma Fine & Applied Arts (distinction)

Awards
2010  Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award
2008  RBS Bursary Award, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

Selected exhibitions
2011
 Urban Dialogues, Red Gallery, London (curator)
Passion for Freedom, Unit 24 Gallery, London
2010  again, again, again, Solo Show, Westbourne Grove Church Art Space, London
Michael Landy : Art Bin, South London Gallery
2009  UpSTARTS Festival, London
Artifice, BASH Studios, London
Intersections, The Nunnery Gallery, London
Diverse Practices, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London
2008  RBS Bursary Award Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
Life & Liberty, Westbourne Grove Church Art Space, London
Figure, Burghley Sculpture Garden, Stamford
2007  Images of the Divine, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
Playthings, Stroud House Gallery
Sugar Coated Tears, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
M.A.D., Dray Walk Gallery, London
Dispensed With, Kingsgate Gallery, London
Life Cycles, The Crypt, St Pancras Church, London
2006  Szpilman Award participant
Step Even Closer, London Gallery West
Figuring Narratives, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
2005  Group Show, Richard Dennis Gallery, London
Snowcase*5, Fold Gallery, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Exhibitions

Archive

2012

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