A solo show by Grace Ndiritu, including a specially commissioned new film of a performance staged at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). This show is part of the Turner Prize fringe programme across the city.
This will be Ndiritu's first major solo show since 2007 in the UK and will be the UK debut of Ndiritu's wider practice of painting and photography. A Return to Normalcy will be a symbolic celebration of a new working phase for both the artist and The Mackintosh Building. It is a transformation for both artist and building and is set to energetically and symbolically transform the GSA from a classical art school into a contemporary New Age architectural icon, worthy of Mackintosh’s own esoteric spiritual belief system.
Grace Ndiritu (Kenya/UK) studied Textile Art at Winchester School of Art, UK; De Ateliers, Amsterdam 1998-2000: UK studio residency, Delfina Studio Trust, London (2004-2006), International Residency, Recollets, Paris (2013), MACBA & L'Appartement 22, Rabat, international residency (2014), Galveston Artists Residency, Texas (2014 -2015).
Her archive of over forty 'hand-crafted' videos; experimental photography, painting and shamanic performances have been widely exhibited. Upcoming solo exhibitions at Klowden Mann in Los Angeles (2016). Ndiritu’s recent solo exhibitions took place at La Ira De Dios, Buenos Aires (2014), L’Appartement 22 Rabat, Morroco (2014), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007), the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2005). Recent solo performances and screenings include Museum Modern of Art, Warsaw (2014), Musee Chasse & Nature and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013), ICA Artist Film Survey, London (2011), Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema London (2009).
Ndiritu has been featured in Apollo Magazine 40 Under 40 (2014); Phaidon: The 21st Century Art Book (2014) and her work is also housed in museum collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw and private collections such as the Walther Collection, New York and Germany. Her experimental art writing has been published by Animal Shelter Journal Semiotext(e) MIT Press, Metropolis M art magazine and Oxford University Press.
Grace Ndiritu is represented by Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles.
View the trailer on GSA Vimeo.