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Email: agnescalf@gmail.com

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“Calf’s work is characterized by a distinctive, absorbing materiality, whose surfaces function as a kind of index or register of presence or effort. They relate to the constant prodding, pressing and stroking of touch-screens, and to a persistent material, mental or physical searching or cultivation. The artists approach of making work under several different names brings additional layers to a practice occupied by notions of authorship, classification, and identity, particularly in there relationship to the pursuit of idealized states of being.”

Agnes Calf received a BA from Glasgow School of Art and an MA from Chelsea College of Art, and currently lives and works between Essex and London. Calf was a prizewinner at the Creekside Open (selected by Ceri Hand) in 2013 and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2013 presented at ICA, London and Spike Island, Bristol. Recent solo exhibitions include Silence is so accurate, Turf Projects, London. Recent group exhibitions include On The Side, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead; Seminal Bricolage (First Attempt), Like a Little Disaster / Foothold Gallery, Polignano a Mare, Italy; Good things come, Plymouth College of Art Gallery; Into the Sea, Dace Road Space, London; Small bird’s nest with blue eggs inside, MMX Gallery, London; Best in Show, 55 Southwark Street, London; Faux Sho, Assembly House, Leeds; Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown; and Points of Contact, no format gallery, London.

Awards

2013  Creekside Open Prize Winner / Selected by Ceri Hand

Exhibitions

2017 White table kneeling sea (Solo Exhibition), Stryx Gallery, Birmingham (May 2017)

2017 Silence is so accurate (Solo Exhibition), Turf Projects, Croydon, London (Feb – March 2017)

2016 On The Side, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead (September – October 2016)

2016 Seminal Bricolage / First Attempt, Like a Little Disaster, Foothold, Polignano a Mare, Italy (July-August 2016)

2016 Good things to come, Plymouth College of Art Gallery, curated by Kevin Hunt and Hannah Jones (April – June 2016)

2015  Into the Sea, Dace Road Space, Hackney Wick, London (Nov – Dec 2015)

2015  Small bird’s nest with blue eggs inside, MMX Gallery, London (March 2015)

2015 Best In Show, 55 Southwark Street, London (June 2015)

2015  Faux Sho, Assembly House, Leeds (March – April 2015)

2014  Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales (April-June 2014): http://www.orieldavies.org/en/open2014

2014  POINTS OF CONTACT, no format Gallery, London (March 2014): http://www.pointsofcontact.co.uk/

2014  Hangwoman: the arrested feminine, Schwartz Gallery, London (January – February 2014): http://www.schwartzgallery.co.uk/past/

2013  Nouvo Nouvu Vecchio, Online project curated by bubblebyte.org (August – September 2013)

2013  Summer Fete, Ceri Hand Gallery, London (17 August 2013)

2013  Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London (27 November 2012 – 13 January 2013): http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/artists/agnes-calf

2013  Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol (September 2012 – November 2013)

2013  Creekside Open 2013,  APT Gallery, London Selected by Ceri Hand | 6 – 30 June 2013: http://www.creeksideopen.org/selected_artists.htm

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