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Emily Wardill

Emily Wardill’s works are best known for their sensual and psychologically charged refracted narratives. Wardill’s films, photographic works, drawings, and props investigate the complexities of communication and representation, the limitations and imprecision of language, and the point at which the immaterial adopts the material through insinuation.

Emily Wardill (b. 1977, United Kingdom) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. Shortlisted for the Pinchuk Art Prize in 2011, she won among other the Jarman Arward and The Wiesbaden Grant: Follow Fluxus – After Fluxus in 2010. Current exhibitions include Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. She has had solo exhibitions at Bergen Kunsthall; Lund Konsthall, Lund; Centre d’art Contemporain Genève; Salzburg Kunstverein; La Loge, Brussels; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon; The Showroom Gallery, London; Spacex, Exeter; De Appel, Amsterdam; London ; Nassauischer Kunstverein; and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London. Her works have also been included in group exhibitions at the Sydney Biennial; Venice Biennale; Tate Britain, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; MUMOK, Vienna; and MOCA, Miami.

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Emily Wardill. Matt Black and Rat , exhibition view at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2017. 
Photo: Carlos Azevedo.

Emily Wardill. Matt Black and Rat, exhibition view at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2017.
Photo: Carlos Azevedo.

Matt , 2017 
Rayogram, 136 x 126 cm

Matt, 2017
Rayogram, 136 x 126 cm

No Trace of Accelerator, 2017, film still

Matt Black and Rat , exhibition view at Bergen Kunsthall 2017. Photo: Thor Brødreskift.   

Matt Black and Rat, exhibition view at Bergen Kunsthall 2017. Photo: Thor Brødreskift.   

An Easy Swan , 2016 
resin cast relief, 100 x 100 cm

An Easy Swan, 2016
resin cast relief, 100 x 100 cm

Crimp , 2016, resin cast relief, 80 x 70 cm

Crimp, 2016, resin cast relief, 80 x 70 cm

House , 2016, resin cast relief, 100 x 100 cm

House, 2016, resin cast relief, 100 x 100 cm

I gave my love a cherry that had no stone, 2016, digital video, 9 min

When you fall into a trance, 2014, Video projection with sound, 72 min

Gorky’s Fire , 2015, from the series  Fire Shakes Itself in the Air , marbling on paper, 108 x 87 x 4 cm, unique

Gorky’s Fire, 2015, from the series Fire Shakes Itself in the Air, marbling on paper, 108 x 87 x 4 cm, unique

Black and White Blaze , 2015, from the series  Fire Shakes Itself in the Air , marbling on paper, 114 x 90 x 4 cm, unique

Black and White Blaze, 2015, from the series Fire Shakes Itself in the Air, marbling on paper, 114 x 90 x 4 cm, unique

The Palace , 2014, 16 mm, b/w film, optical sound, 7.22 min

The Palace, 2014, 16 mm, b/w film, optical sound, 7.22 min

Credits 2 , 2013, Rayograph, 170 x 96 cm, unique

Credits 2, 2013, Rayograph, 170 x 96 cm, unique

Credits 4 , 2013, Rayograph, 170 x 96 cm, unique

Credits 4, 2013, Rayograph, 170 x 96 cm, unique

Credits 5 , 2013, Rayograph, 170 x 96 cm, unique

Credits 5, 2013, Rayograph, 170 x 96 cm, unique

Credits 7 , 2013, Rayograph, 170 x 96 cm, unique

Credits 7, 2013, Rayograph, 170 x 96 cm, unique

The Third Person , 2012, digital HD double screen projection, 43.50 min

The Third Person, 2012, digital HD double screen projection, 43.50 min

found himself in a walled garden on the top of a high mountain, and in the middle of it a tree with great birds on the branches, and fruit out of which, if you held a fruit to your ear, came the sound of fighting , 2012, Video projection with sound, 36 min

found himself in a walled garden on the top of a high mountain, and in the middle of it a tree with great birds on the branches, and fruit out of which, if you held a fruit to your ear, came the sound of fighting, 2012, Video projection with sound, 36 min

The Pips, 2011, 16 mm film transferred to DVD, 4 min

Fulll Firearms , 2011, Video Projection with 5.1 sound, 82 min

Fulll Firearms, 2011, Video Projection with 5.1 sound, 82 min

Game Keepers without Game , 2009, Video projection with 5.1 sound, 72 min

Game Keepers without Game, 2009, Video projection with 5.1 sound, 72 min

The Diamond (Descartes Daughter) , 2008, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 10 min

The Diamond (Descartes Daughter), 2008, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 10 min

SEA OAK , 2008, 16mm, installation, 51 min

SEA OAK, 2008, 16mm, installation, 51 min

Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck , 2007, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 12 min

Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck, 2007, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 12 min

Born Winged Animals and Honey Gatherers of the Soul , 2006, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 9 min

Born Winged Animals and Honey Gatherers of the Soul, 2006, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 9 min

Basking in what feels like ‘an ocean of grace’, I soon realise that I’m not looking at it, but rather that I AM it, recognising myself , 2006, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 8 min

Basking in what feels like ‘an ocean of grace’, I soon realise that I’m not looking at it, but rather that I AM it, recognising myself, 2006, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 8 min

Ben , 2006, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 10 min

Ben, 2006, 16mm, installation with stereo sound, 10 min