Victoria Halford biography


Born 1966

Education:
BA (hons) Fine Art 1996 Goldsmith’s College, University of London
MA Fine Art Photography 1998 Royal College of Art, London

Exhibitions (selected):
October -December 2012 Plus ou moins sorcières (part 3), Montreuil, Paris
October 2012 Cutlog Art Fair, Paris (Isis Gallery)
September 2012 Berliner Liste Art Fair, Germany (Isis Gallery)
September 2011 Again, A Time Machine, curated by BookWorks at Spike Island, Bristol and White Columns, New York, USA
April 2011 Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist, group show curated by the Isis Gallery at the Trajector Art Fair, Brussels
November 2009 Dark Places, curated by The Arts Catalyst and SCAN; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
February 2005-January 2006 BoundLess at Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway (touring)
December 2004 Bermondsey Artists’ Group, London
December 2003 Size Matters 2 at a space Gallery, Southampton
September 2003 What If…? at a space Gallery, Southampton (finalist)
April 2000 24 Hour Window at Bulkhead Gallery, Glasgow (solo)
February 2000 Psycho at Anne Faggionato Gallery, London
August 1999 Inventory at Creative Union Hiroshima, Japan
April 1999 Dealer’s Choice at Blain’s Fine Art Gallery, London
January 1998 Volumes at Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
December 1997 Final at Logos Gallery, London (finalist)
April 1996 Mama I Can’t Sing Part 3 at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (as assistant to Franko B)

Awards & Commissions:
2012 BookWorks artists' book commission, Pre-enactments (working title), with Steve Beard
2011 Film and Video Umbrella & John Hansard Gallery, untitled Paul Virilio project
2009 The Arts Catalyst and SCAN, Voodoo Science Park film with Steve Beard
2007 Piece of Paper Press, Czar 52 Crash , (with Steve Beard), artists’ book (edited by Tony White)
2007 Arts Catalyst/SCAN, Dark Places residency (with Steve Beard)
1998 Cover imagery for Perfumed Head by Steve Beard (Book Works New Writing Series)
1997 National Magazine Company Award for Fine Art Achievement

Publications (selected):
2013 (forthcoming) Pre-enactments, BookWorks, (with Steve Beard)
2011 Voodoo Science Park, (with Steve Beard), Zer0 Books
2011 (March) “The Mask Series”, Performance Research: On Trauma. Vol.16 (1)
2005 “Selfeedee”, Inventory Vol.5(2-3)
2003 “Golems” (with Steve Beard), Inventory Vol.5(1)
2001 “To Die For !” (with Steve. Beard), Contemporary Theatre Review Vol. 11(3-4)
1999 “Contract”, Inventory Vol.3(3)
1999 "Torture Cell Tapes" (with Steve Beard), Inventory Vol. 3(2)

Press and public appearances
2011 (January) review of Voodoo Science Park in Sight & Sound:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/polls/films-of-2010-full.php#sandhu

2010 (18th November) screening of Voodoo Science Park with post-screening interview and discussion chaired by Kodwo Eshun, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmith’s College, University of London

2009 (November) interview about Voodoo Science Park at John Hansard Gallery:
http://www.hansardgallery.org.uk/exhibition/archive/2009/darkplaces.htm





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