Artist/ Leah Capaldi

London, United Kingdom

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Leah-Capaldi

Leah Capaldi

I am an artist

introduction

Royal College of Art, 2008-10, MA Sculpture, University of Brighton 2004-07, BA (hons) Sculpture, The crossover area between the disciplines of sculpture and performance are of particular interest to Leah Capaldi’s practice, with echoes of the seminal performance work of the late 1960s and early 70s. She explores the pivotal relationship between object or subject, encouraging the audience to question themselves in relation to the work and playing with notions of surveillance and spectatorship. “It’s such a ‘safe’ space, the gallery space. Within a gallery, we can see the most horrendous images or we can be part of anything, and it’s diluted because of the confines of the art cathedral. If I can get people to experience the rupture or interruption of their viewing, I can shake them out of that. If they’re going around in a bit of a daydream, I wonder if there’s something I can do to prod them and draw them back, to realise that there’s something else happening that they weren’t aware of. There’s also a very accepted way of viewing work; why should there be?” Leah Capaldi in Interview with Ellen Mara de Wachter. BIOGRAPHY Leah Capaldi (b. 1985, Chertsey, UK) lives and works in London. She holds an MA in Sculpture, Royal College of Art (2010). Recent solo exhibitions include: Invites, 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London (2012); the Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Holland (2012), Parts and Labour at Camberwell Space, London (2012) and Prop at Vitrine Bermondsey Square, London (2012). Group shows include Give Me Strength in My Heart, Copenhagen Place, London (2012); David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2011); and New Contemporaries 2011. She was a finalist for the Catlin Prize in 2011 and winner of the EXPOSURE Prize 2010 at Parasol Unit.

What's Happening

Skill

I make art

Exhibitions:

2014

Vitrine, London (FORTHCOMING JAN)

 

2013

No Questions – Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
mass. en masse. mass medium. - Cafe Gallery Projects, London 

 

2012

Untouchable - The Flying Dutchman, London

Invites - 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London

Incubate Festival - Tilburg, Holland,

Parts and Labour – Camberwell Space, London

Prop - Vitrine, London THE ELEPHANT TRUST
Give Me Strength In My Heart - Copenhagen Place, London
Everything – Institute of Contemporary Art, London

 

2011

New Contemporaries - Institute of Contemporary Art, London
FRIEZE Performance Evening - David Roberts Art Foundation, London
New Contemporaries - Site Gallery and S1 Artspace, Sheffield
The Hole - London
The Catlin Art Prize 2011 - The Tramshed, London
The King and The Minotaur - Wignall and Moore, London
GlueGun - The Hospital Club, London

 

2010

The Plaza Principle – Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds

EXPOSURE 2010 - Parasol Unit, London

London Lola - Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt

Young Gods - Charlie Smith, London

SHOW RCA - Royal College of Art, London

Park Night - Pump House Gallery, London

Unitary Structures - STEW, Norwich

Embrace RCA at ECA - Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Testing Ground : Live - 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London

 

2009-2005

Sausage Nose – Kunsthochschule, Berlin

A Race Against Myself – Tim Pritchard, London

Making Mistakes – Paradise Row Gallery, London

NOISE – URBIS, Manchester

NOISE – Liverpool Biennial (show curated by Stella Vine), Mathew Street Gallery, Liverpool

 

Education / Qualifications

09/01/2004 - 07/01/2007

University of Brighton

Qualification:

BA (hons) Sculpture

Location:

Brighton

Education / Qualifications

09/01/2008 - 07/01/2010

Royal College of Art

Qualification:

MA Sculpture

Location:

London

awards_experience

Art Foundation Yoma Sacksburg fellowship shortlist (FORTHCOMING)

Where from:

Art Foundation

awards_experience

Finalist Girton College residency shortlist

Where from:

Girton College - Caimbridge Univeristy

awards_experience

Finalist Catlin Art Prize

Where from:

Catlin Art Prize

awards_experience

Parasol Unit EXPOSURE 2010 prize

Where from:

Parasol Unit foundation for contemporary art

awards_experience

Michael Hicks prize for sculpture

Where from:

Univeristy of Brighton

2 X 3
7 Hours 7 Days
Give
Floor Peice
Floor Peice
Rug
Sculpture 12cm X 16cm X 8cm
Sculpture 2m43cm X 2m43cm X 6m09cm
Sculpture 2m43cm X 2m43cm X 6m09cm
Peplos
Social Chanel and Sweet Fanny Adams
039Michael
039I Want It Back039
Fanny Girl

KeyFact

www.vitrinegallery.co.uk/artist/leah-capaldi/

Dream Job

To contine making work.

Work Availability

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