Elaine Shemilt

Nata a Edimburgo nel 1954

L’opera di Elaine Shemilt esplora l’immagine riprodotta che utilizza la produzione di stampe, la fotografia, il video e l’istallazione. Laureata al Royal College of Art di Londra, Elaine ha esibito internazionalmente in tutti gli Stati Uniti, Australia, Canada e Europa, nonché all’Imperial War Museum e ICA di Londra. È professoressa di Fine Art Printamaking al Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, ed è stata Presidente della Society of Scottish Artists nonché Presidente della USSCOT. Eletta membro della Royal Society of Arts nel 2000, è diventata Shackleton Scholar nel 2001 grazio al suo lavoro ambientalistico nell’isola di South Georgia, Atlantico meridionale.

Elaine Shemilt is an internationally recognised artist who’s works explore the impact of conflict on the lives of individual people and the territory they occupy.

She is based in Scotland and currently works in Molise, Italy; throughout Europe and in the Antarctic region of South Georgia.

A pioneer of early feminist video and multi-media installation work, her early video works have been recovered and remastered by the REWIND video art project and she is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded study of European Women’s Video Art from the 1970’s and 1980’s (EWVA.ac.uk).

Elaine is also Co-Founder and Vice Chair of the South Georgia Heritage Trust, one of the world’s most successful habitat restoration projects enabling the specific environment to recover and repopulate it’s natural fauna.

Shemilt is currently Professor of Fine Art Printmaking at the School of Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee); She is a Professional member of Society of Scottish Artists; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2000), was Chair of the international printmaking conference IMPACT 8, Dundee (2013). She is the recipient of a Carnegie Scholarship and a Royal Society of Edinburgh Caledonian European Research Fellowship (2013). Shemilt is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (2009); a Shackleton Scholar (2002); Director of the Centre for Remote Envioronments, Vice-Chair and Trustee of the South Georgia Heritage Trust, Chair of the international printmaking conference IMPACT 8, Dundee, (2013) and is the recipient of a Carnegie Scholarship and a Royal Society of Edinburgh Caledonian European Research Fellowship (2013).

Shemilt has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her works have recently been presented at the following exhibitions and screenings:

‘Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea’ at MACRO Via Nizza, Roma. (Curated by Antonella Sbrilli and Maria Grazia Tolomeo).(April – October 2016)

‘European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s’ at L’émergence de l’art vidéo en Europe, historiographie, théorie, sources et archives (BNF and INHA, Paris, May 2016)

‘BNL Media Art Festival’, Rome (curated by Valentino Catricalà)(April 2016)

‘She Devil 8 – She Devil in the Mirror’ at the Stefania Miscetti Studio, Rome (curated by Antonia Alampi)(Jan – April 2016)

solo-exhibition ‘Winterline’, at Museo Nazionale del Molise al Castello Pandone, Venafro, Italy (curated by Deirdre MacKenna)(Dec 2014 to March 2016)

‘Media Art Festival’, Città Educativa, Rome (directed by Valentino Catricalà)(2015)

‘Autoritratti’, past of ‘Now you Can Go’ at The Showroom, London, (curated by Laura Leuzzi and Giulia Casalini)(Dec 2015)‘Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities Showcase’ at The Lighthouse, Glasgow (curated by Laura Leuzzi)(June 2015);

‘European Researchers Night Explorathon’ at St Luke, Glasgow, (curated by Laura Leuzzi)

‘Fünf Seen Film Festival’ at Breitwand Kino in Starnberg, (curated by Juschi Bannaski, Rasha Ragab, Christoph Nicolaus and Roman Wörndl)(July 2015)

‘Circumference and Radius: C=2πR= Economies of Distance’ at Knoxville, USA and Wroclaw, Poland, (curated by Deborah Cornell in Knoxville and Jacek Szewczyk in Wroclaw)(2015)

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