Performance as Publishing presents Diana Policarpo

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    Diana Policarpo, Death Grip (2019)

Past Event


This event was on Sun 8 Sep, 3.30 - 5pm

Reading & Talk

Artists Nicole Bachmann and Ruth Beale present Performance as Publishing: At Home a new performance series in the spirit of a zine. Low tech, DIY and self-organised, it is conceived as a vessel for exchange and encounters usually conducted as an informal evening in a domestic setting, with a performance, dinner, drinks and conversation. 

Performance as Publishing reimagines At Home for Whitechapel Gallery as a casual afternoon with a reading by Diana Policarpo, followed by tea, cake and conversation for all. 

Please note the reading will start at 3.30pm.


This event is part of the London Art Book Fair, for more information and to see rest of the events click here.

About Diana Policarpo

Diana Policarpo is a London based visual artist and composer whose work consists of both visual and musical media, including drawing, score, sculpture, acoustic composition, performance and multi-channel sound installation. She graduated from Goldsmiths College with a MFA in Fine Art in 2013. Her work investigates power relations, popular culture and gender politics, juxtaposing the rhythmic structuring of sound as a tactile material within the social construction of esoteric ideology. She creates performances and installations to examine experiences of vulnerability and empowerment associated with acts of exposing oneself to the capitalist world. Her sound and installation work has been shown in solo exhibitions at GNRtion, Biennal of Contemporary Arts, Braga, PT (April 2019); Belo Campo / Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, PT (2018); Kunstverein Leipzig, DE (2017); lAB Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, DE (2016); Xero, Kline and Coma, London, UK (2015); Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE (2014); Her work has also been included in recent group exhibitions at MAAT, Lisboa, PT (May 2019); ARCOmadrid, Madrid, ES (2019); Lisboa Soa, Lisbon, PT (2018); Chiado 8, Lisbon, PT (2018); Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, PT (2017); Guest Projects, London (UK); Francisco Fino Gallery. Lisbon (PT), Mars Gallery, Melbourne, AU (2017); North Gallery, New Castle, UK (2016); Peninsula Gallery, NYC (2015); W139, Amsterdam, NL (2015); Shaun Fenster, Berlin, DE (2014); AN/DOR, London, UK (2014). Policarpo has recently presented performances and given readings at Passos Manuel, Porto, PT; Kunsthall Oslo, NO; LUX – Moving Image, The Lexington, Tenderpixel Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Cafe OTO, Pump House Gallery and IMT Gallery in London.

About Ruth Beale

Ruth Beale works collaboratively and collectively to consider the evocative relationships between culture, governance, social discourse and  representation. Using an approach she calls ‘socialised questioning’ her work includes performance, writing, collecting, drawing and socially-engaged processes. As well as Performance as Publishing, she is co-founder of  The Alternative School of Economics, which uses the practice of self education to reclaim and explore economics as a social subject. ASE is currently in residence at Gasworks, London. Ruth has performed and exhibited at ICA, London, Turner Contemporary, Basel Kunsthalle, MoMA Ps1, South London Gallery and Modern Art Oxford. She gained a MFA in Fine Art Practice from Goldsmiths in 2010. She is currently the Fungus Press resident at Turf Projects, Croydon, and is working on a major commission with Mansions of the Future in Lincoln.

About Nicole Bachmann

Nicole Bachmann is an artist based in London. Her recent shows and performances include Swiss Art Awards, CH, Art Night OpenLondon, A circle whispering dot, BolteLang, Zurich, CH and Mimosa House, London, UK (solo presentation), Commission Performance, Kunstmuseum Chur, CH (Nov), Performance, Mimosa House, London, UK (Nov), Kunsthalle St.Gallen, CH (all 2019), Personare, Tenderpixel, London (2018),Werkstipendium Stadt Zürich (winner), Zurich (2018), Block Universe, London (2017), Manifesta 11 (2016), Take Two and Take Three, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (2016), L*, Darling Foundation, Montreal, CA (2016), DOings & kNOTs, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia (2015), Rhythm of Thought, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2015), Objective Considerations, MOTINTERNATIONAL project London, UK (2014), Look Live, ICA London UK (2015), Classroom, New York Art Book Fair MoMA PS1 (2014), The flow between the thing and the word, Modern Art Oxford, UK (2014), Turner Contemporary, Margate UK (2013), Rowing, London UK (2013) and a residency at Edingburgh Sculpture Workshop (2015) and LUX London (2016). She’s also the co-founder of Performance as Publishing, a collaborative project with Ruth Beale.

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