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Eldi Dundee

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Birthplace
New York

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Website

Schools
Chelsea College of Art and Design and Design, 2016, MA Fine Art
University Of East London, 2009, PGCert Fine Art
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2009, FdA Fine Art

Tags
exhibition/performance, digital, photography, modern, landscape, conceptual, performance, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract

Statement

website blog / casual portfolio a-n blog(s) filmed performance

Bio:

Eldi Dundee’s current artistic concerns revolve around the fact and act of inhabiting a female form, notions of feminism, anti-feminism, childhood memory, interpretations of beauty, subtle forms of violence in western culture, embodying carnality and what transcending the physical might mean spiritually, symbolically or, if at all possible: actually.

Of particular curiosity in recent performative works is what Dundee considers the palpable psychological pull of pre- and post-performance objects, detritus and space, as well as the performative physicality of the making of the artworks themselves, whether painting, photograph, sculpture, installation or performance. The tension of the waiting object, material or space; the ‘spent-ness’ of the object, material or space used, where something has occurred... the state of these ‘things’ before everything gets tidied away for the next event/occurrence/happening. The 'ghost' of the performance, or the 'doing', is there. There is a beingness pre- and post- 'doing' as well as a 'being' within the 'doing'. This is what she seeks to explore in her work at present.

An ex-pat New Yorker who has lived in London half her life, Eldi Dundee's practice consists of painting, photography, assemblage, performance, installation, writing, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

 

Exhibitions:

forthcoming

2015 AltMFA & Friends International Jamboree (working title) Guest Projects & AltMFA at Yinka Shonibare Studio, London Fields - a whole month of peer- and guest led collaborative alternative art education, workshops, conferences, symposia, conversations, projects, exhibitions, crits, happenings, events, and the beginnings of an archive of performance related objects, all open to the public and FREE.

UNPERFORMING 4 Floating Island Gallery, Canary Wharf, London

past 

2014 OFFICE PARTY curated by Caitlin Mavroleon and Adam Zoltowski for the Office Sessions III, Anchorage House, East India Dock, London
10x10 DRAWING LONDON Article 25 at The Shard London - art auction taking place November 27nd in aid of Article 25's vital & inspired worldwide humanitarian architectural charity projects 
LOVE KILLS written & directed by Cradeaux Alexander (RCA PhD candidate), based on Fassbinder's 'The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant', at The Rag Factory, off Brick Lane, East London - title role
TANGENT Triangle and Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, London
ALTMFA FEED Art Licks Weekend - an Arts Council England and Ideas Tap funded peripatetic performance art tour, curated remotely from Hong Kong via Skype, by George Major, meandering from Bermondsey Tube to the Angel Pub via back streets leading to Bermondsey Beach
DEPTFORD X Contemporary Visual Arts Festival Creekside Discovery Centre Deptford - showing concrete tower repurposed as bug hotel
DEPTFORD X Deptford Market - singing in Janette Parris' 'Market Musical'
UNPERFORMING 3 Floating Island Gallery, Canary Wharf, London - in Fritha Jenkins' work
LAST ONE TO LEAVE, TURN OUT THE LIGHTS Loopart13, Creekside, Deptford, London
ABSTRACTICA LondonArt, Grove Vale East Dulwich, London
DIVINE DEFINE FEMININE LondonArt, Grove Vale East Dulwich, London
WHAT IS TEXTILES? with Kalopsia Collective at Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

2013 WHAT IS TEXTILES? with Kalopsia Collective at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh, Scotland 
MEMENTO MORI/MOMENTO MORI Project Gallery, Toronto, Canada
WHAT AUDIENCE? curated by Sadie Edginton & Leonora Aunstrup The Old Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Rd, Clapton, Hackney 
L’AMOUR Meanwhile Space, Stoke Newington as part of 'L'Amour: Coffee House and Cabaret', an event curated by Ludivine Baruton

2012 ORGANS Nolias 11, Stamford St, Southwark
ACTS OF (PERFORMANCE / VARIATIONS)
curated by Cradeaux Alexander, TESTBED 1, Battersea
SUMMERTIME GAMES Nolias 11, Stamford St, Southwark
LA PETITE MORT, curated by Billy Byrne The Others, Stoke Newington
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, curated by Gillian Powell, Core @ Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
(A)WAKE Core at Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark 
CONSTRUCTING SPACES: LIVE WORKS, Construction Gallery, in association with POST Artists, Tooting 

2011 WHERE'S GOD WHEN YOU NEED HIM? Alekano Gallery, Hackney
PLAY NICE NOW!, with Enver Gursev,
curated by Nathalie Khan, Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
ABSOLUTE BONUS Nolias Gallery, Gt Suffolk St, Southwark
ART'S SHARP EDGE Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare 

2009 ONE15: Sculpture in the Workplace, Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
BYAM SHAW Degree Show, FdA StudiosByam Shaw School of Art / Central St Martins / University of Arts London, Archway
CANARY WHARF Proposals Show, AVA Gallery, Docklands -- sculpture, assemblage, installation & co-curation
FdA INTERIM Show, Concourse Gallery, Byam Shaw School of Art, Archway

2008 MA WORK IN PROGRESS Show, AVA Gallery, Docklands
THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN, Cor Blimey Arts, Deptford & Henhayes Centre, Somerset 
BARBS with Riedstra, Red Gate Gallery, Brixton
UNTITLED Group Show, The Art Bar, South Kensington 

1996 UNTITLED SOLO Show, The Railway Bar, Clapham


Residencies

2014 ALT MFA, May/June artist residency at Floating Gallery, Canary Wharf, London 
2013 / 2014 LOOPART13, 6 month Artist Residency, Faircharm Studios, Creekside, Deptford, London
2013 DON'T WAIT TABLES Cabaret Workshop Residency with Ursula Martinez and Dicky Eton (producer, Duckie) for DIY10 & the Live Art Development Agency at Soho Theatre Upstairs, Soho, London
2012 CONSTRUCTING SPACES: LIVE WORKS, 6 week Artist Residency, Construction Gallery, in association with POST Artists, Tooting, London


Commissions / Projects

2015 (4 - 29 May) Guest Projects & altMFA (working title) AltMFA & Friends International Jamboree at Shonibare Studio, London Fields
2015 Body Talks (Marina Tsartsara) in association with Knowing Body (Miranda Tufnell) - a seed-funded research project exploring art and movement practices in relation to health (Feb-Nov 2015)
2014 - 2015 BP painting commission in collaboration with artist / lecturer Enver Gursev and University of the Arts London (Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Schools of Art)
2014 Article 25 10x10 Drawing London - invited to produce work for architectural disaster-relief charity art auction taking place November 27 at The Shard
2014 The Office Sessions Project curated by Caitlin Mavroleon with lead artist Adam Zoltowski - 6 weeks of changing exhibitions at Anchorage House, East India Docks, with each week representing one hour's worth of a Work Xmas Party dynamic

Bibliography

The Kress Project, Athens / Georgia Museum of Art (USA) 2013
The State of Art: Performance and Conceptual #1, Worcestershire / Bare Hill Publishing 2014
Elliot, A., Williams, S. and Bergne, T. (Eds) Sculpture at Canary Wharf - A Decade of Exhibitions, London / Canary Wharf Group, 2011


Publications

Gamboa, L. & Meza, I. (Eds.) "El hombre perfecto", Revista Hysteria, #1, July/Aug 2013, Mexico (online) 
Gamboa, L. & Meza, I. (Eds.) Female Gaze, "El Beso", Revista Hysteria, #2, Sept/Oct 2013, Mexico (online) 


Affiliations

2014 SLWA (South London Women Artists)
2014 AccessArt, charity committed to furthering the advancement of education in the visual arts, led by Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli, RCA
2014 Alt MFA, peer-led Masters Fine Art programme, founded by Louise Ashcroft, RCA
1990s - 2000s Screen Actors Guild, British Actors Equity, New Producers Alliance
 

Recent Exhibits

Eldi Dundee participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2013 MOMENTO MORI
Project Gallery
 
Sep, 2012 ORGANS!
Nolias Gallery
 
Aug, 2012 Acts Of Performance / Variations
Testbed 1
 
Aug, 2012 SUMMERTIME GAMES
Nolias Gallery
 
Jul, 2012 Games People Play
Core@Nolias Gallery
 
Jul, 2012 La Petite Mort
The Others, Stoke Newington
 
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