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


Alice Channer

Stay Vulnerable

Top Pick

Katharine Stout, Deputy Director ICA, London, artist Rana Begum

Year 2016
Medium Dictyota Dichotoma with paper
Dimensions 11.5 x 17 x 29.7 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Alice Channer:

Born 1977 Oxford, Alice Channer lives and works in the edges of London. Graduated from BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London (2006); and MA Sculpture from Royal College of Art, London (2008).

Channer uses sculpture, in its broadest possible definition, to stretch out, slow down and speed up industrial, post-industrial and ‘natural’ production processes. Her work is a 21st Century Process Art. The artist aims to make these processes more visible to herself and to others, and to attune us to the multiple embodiments and disembodiments involved. Using materials ranging from spider crab shells and stainless steel to limestone, pelletized and recycled plastic and pleated silk, her work traces the disappearance, mutation and possible evolution of multiple bodies in post-industrial environments.

Selected exhibitions include Look! Exposing Art and Fashion, Marta Herford, Marta (2021-2022); Breaking the Mould, Sculpture by Women since 1945, An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield and touring (2021); 60 Years, Tate Britain, London (2019-2020); The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2019); Der Flexible Plan, Das Rokoko in der Gegenwartskunst, Museum Morsbroich (2019); ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017-2018); Actions: 'The Image Of The World Can Be Different', Kettles Yard, Cambridge (2018); Crash Test, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, La Panacée, Montpellier (2018); Those who do not want to think are thrown out - instructions for action according to Beuys, Museum Kurhaus Kleve (2016) and R o c k f a l l, Aspen Art Museum (2015). Selected projects include Nanowires, permanent public sculpture commission, for the Engineering Department of The University of the West of England (2021); The Stomach and the Port, (curated by Manuela Moscoso) a group of works as part of Liverpool Biennial (2021); a new outdoor large scale interactive sculpture as part of High Desert Test Sites 2021, curated by Iwona Blazwick, (2021); and Burial, an outdoor sculpture as part of Sculpture In The City, London (2021).