Layla Curtis

Layla Curtis (b. 1975, UK) studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. Her practice has a focus on place, landscape and mapping. Her multi-form work examines the attempts we make to chart the earth, how we locate ourselves, navigate space and represent terrain. Curtis was awarded the Great North Run Moving Image Commission (2014); and the Film & Video Umbrella Commission, Arts Council England International Fellowship (2005). Select solo work includes Heartscapes, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (2015); iphone app Trespass (2015); Antipodes, Spaxex, Exeter and Pheonix, Leicester (2013);  Tong Tana, Matt’s Gallery, London (2012); Polar Wandering, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2008); New Art Gallery, Walsall (2006); and Gimpel Fils, London (2006). Select solo exhibitions include Milton Keynes Gallery (2000); and Rhodes + Mann, London (2001/2004). Select group exhibitions include those at Tate Modern, London; Drawing Room, London; Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez-Oca, São Paulo, Brazil; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, France; RMIT, Melbourne, Australia; and Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada. Residencies and commissions include those with Thames Festival (2013); Westminster City Council (2008); Art on the Underground (2007/8); Turner Contemporary (2004/5); and Akiyoshidai International Arts Village, Japan (1998/9). Her work is held in the Tate Collection and The Government Art Collection. 

Last updated: 16.02.2017

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