Marianna Simnett (b.1986, London) completed her BA at Nottingham Trent University in 2007 and her MA at the Slade School of Art in 2013. Working with video and drawing, her recent body of work explores themes of sexuality, innocence, corruption and martyrdom. Her videos involve collaborative processes with non-actors playing the part of themselves in heightened, suspended realities. In 2013, she won the Adrian Carruthers Award and William Coldstream Prize and in 2014, she won the Jerwood / Film and Video Umbrella Award. Selected exhibitions and screenings include: Marianna Simnett, Acme Project Space, London (2014; Unorthodox Hosts, ICA, London (2014); Selected IV, various venues (2014); What Will They See Of Me?, Jerwood Space, London, and CCA, Glasgow (2014); Seminal Work, TAP, Southend (2013), and 21st Century: Graduate Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2013).
Last updated: 07.04.2015