Lindsay Seers

Born 1966 Mauritius, Lindsay Seers lives on the Isle of Sheppey and works in London. Graduated from BA Hons Fine Art (Sculpture and Lens Based Media departments), The Slade School of Art, UCL (1995); and MA Goldsmiths (2001).

"To experience Seers’ work is to experience snapshots, rumours, doubtful information and fascinating fragments that refuse to add up to a neat, narratively satisfying whole. To experience one’s memory of her work is something else entirely. Recall Extramission 6 on a Monday morning, and it’s a story of childhood and exile. Recall it on a Tuesday night, and it’s a meditation on Platonic optics and 19th-century methods of indexing and surveillance. Memory does its work, generating different readings, different histories, and different shapes for the viewer’s future self to adopt." - Tom Morton (Frieze)

Selected solo exhibitions include Vanishing Twin (Tetragametic Chimerism), Fotogalleriet, Oslo (2019); Suffering, MONA, Tasmania (2017); Nowhere Less Now⁷, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea (2016); Entangled², (Theatre II), Matt's Gallery, London (2013); Nowhere Less Now, Tin Tabernacle, London (2012); Extramission 6, TPW Gallery, Toronto (2011); It has to be this way², BALTIC, Gateshead (2011); and It has to be this way², Mead Gallery, Warwick (2010). Selected group exhibitions include Every thought there ever was 2, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2020); Care(less), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2020); Care(less), Cobb Hall Lincoln Castle, Frequency Festival, Lincoln (2019); Every thought there ever was, (with Hospialfield House), Court House Arbroath (2019); Every thought there ever was, Focal Point Gallery, Southend (2018); Fleeting Exits, Sursock Museum, Beirut (2018); In my shoes (Arts Council Touring Exhibition), Attenborough Art Centre, Leicester (2018); A Woman's Place, Knole, Seven Oaks (2018); Every thought there ever was, MAC, Belfast (2018); and Film London Jarman Award, A Journey Through the First Decade, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018).  

Awards and Residencies include a major award from Wellcome Trust for a new work in 2018 (2016); Le Jeu de Paume production award for the Toulouse Festival (2013); Sharjah Artist's Production Award (2012); and Paul Hamlyn Awards for Artists (2010).

Last updated: 04.06.2021