Emily Wardill

Lives and works in Lisbon

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.

Her film Night for Day was recently awarded the European Media Art Festival prize. Wardill has had solo exhibitions at KW, Berlin; Casa Sao Roque, Porto; Secession, Vienna; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; La Loge, Brussels; Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen; National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; The Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; the Serpentine Gallery, London; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; De Appel, Amsterdam; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge. Group exhibitions include the 19th Biennale of Sydney; Tate Britain, London; Tate Modern, London; MUMOK, Vienna; The Venice Biennale; MOCA, Miami; Kunsthalle Basel; Kunstverein Stuttgart; ICA, London; OCA, Oslo and the Witte de With, Rotterdam. Wardill’s work has been included in numerous publications including Afterall, Art in America, Art Review, Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, and The New York Times. She was appointed Professor of Art and Fil at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.