Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Eloise Hawser

Anabasis to Dora

Top Pick

James Fox, art historian and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Year 2017
Medium pencil and watercolour on electrical transmission station map
Dimensions 29.5 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Eloise Hawser:

Eloise Hawser (b. 1985, London, UK) lives and works in London, UK and Frankfurt, DE. Studied BFA Fine Art at Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford, UK (2004-07). Hawser's work often includes fabricated structures that are combined with incidental, useless or discarded objects and interventions according to her intuitive sense of constructed form. She borrows from the materials and processes of outmoded and sometimes forgotten technologies, as well as those from our contemporary context of screens, scanning and replication. Seeking a poetic interplay between the histories of particular sites and the skills and passion of those who have shaped them, Hawser finds emotional resonance in the architectural, mechanical and electrical infrastructure that supports our lives and bodies. Residencies include Somerset House, London (2017). Select exhibitions and projects include Haus der Braut, VI, VII, Oslo, NO (2013); Taking Off, sculpture commission for Frankfurt Airport, DE (2012); If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, Kunstraum Riehen, Basel, Switzerland (2012); What From Come You, 1822 Sparkasse Forum, Frankfurt, DE (2011); How to make a delicious tea, Flip Project Space, Naples, IT (2011); and State of the Newly Incarnate Soul, Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery, London, UK (2010). She is represented by VI VII Gallery, Oslo, NO.