Linda Aloysius: Photographing ‘Teen’ outside Tate Modern, 2019.
I work intimately and intensely to hand-build sculptures known as my ‘New Model Army’. I bring a morphological gaze to found, flattened and fragmented objects and materials, generating a sculptural syntax which simultaneously invites and resists art-historical notions of ‘figuration’ and its complex poetical, philosophical and political implications. I weave this syntax into temporal ‘Fieldworks’ which variously defy, pass through and re-evaluate established conventions and parameters of art-institutional(ised) structures and spaces.
Linda Aloysius: Studio View 2020.
‘…the quick of recovery, the recognition of the rich hidden force that lies beyond the poverty of gendered display and disguise. This is the nub of Aloysius’ work: the relief at detecting an obscured, inner, elegant whole. A stance. What survives in long-standing.’ – Cherry Smyth, To Keep Standing, 2017
Recent art and research exhibitions and presentations include with The Foundling Museum London (2020-upcoming), LSE with Goldsmiths College and City University (2020-upcoming), Tate Modern (2020), Credit-Suisse London (2019), Glasgow University with Girlhood Gang (2019), Durham University (2018), CSM (2018), MAAT- Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology Lisbon (2017).
Publications include sculpt-photographs and written text as book chapter in ‘Feminist Activisms and Artivisms’, Netherlands: Valiz, (2020), sculpt-photographs and written text as journal article in ‘Feminist Review, Issue 120, Currents’ (2019), written text as journal article in ‘Museological Review, Issue 20: The Global Microphone’ (2016) and text art reproduced as book section in ‘Infallible, In Search of the Real George Eliot’, Article Press (2005).
Awards and commissions include Research Support Awards at Goldsmiths College (2015, 2008), Artist in Residence awarded by Mecena Korea and High 1 Resort, Korea (2009) and New Work Award (Visual Commission), Arts Council Heritage Lottery Fund (2005).
Linda Aloysius: Studio View 2012.
Linda Aloysius: F IS FOR FRAGMENT, Performance V22, 2016