Download in Word format: Rhoda Ellis Artists CV 2018

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Artists’ Statement:

My practice centres around the notion of the object and the non-object, the physical and the virtual, and all the spaces in between…Where once my role as a sculptor would have been to bring new objects into the world, I now explore what happens when we bring non-objects into the world; or bring objects into the non-world of a virtual space? My most recent work, Being-in-the-Gallery, is a mixed reality immersive experience, combining both virtual reality (using the HTC Vive) and physical sculpture, in an alternative imagining of the Gallery. By generating a disconnect between the sense, and exploring the interface between the virtual and the actual, I seek to challenge the long-held primacy of the visual over touch and mobility in aesthetics.

Education:
2013-2017   BA with First Class Honours Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practice DJCAD, University of Dundee
2006-2007   Post-Graduate Certificate in Education Specializing in the Theory of Education University of Durham
1999-2004   M.Phil in Neurobiology University of St. Andrews
1995-1998   BSc Honours Upper Second Class, Neuroscience University of Sussex

Exhibitions:
Nov 2017  Group Exhibition: Media Archaeology: Excavations NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Dundee, UK – Virtual Hall with Adam Lockhart http://www.northeastofnorth.com/event/david-hall/
May 2017  DJCAD Degree Show: Being-in-the-Gallery
Feb 2017  Virtual Gallery and co-curated #Re:ExpositionDundee CentreSpace, Visual Research Centre, Dundee, UK
Sept 2016   The Unseen Space and co-curated Art and Philosophy exhibition, Mathew Entrance Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee, UK.
Sept 2016   Spaces of Uncertainty Summer Academy Exposition, Württembergische Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany.

Work Experience:
Sept 2017 – to date  Member of Biome Collective

Collections:
Knitted Chromosomes, Wellcome Trust
Cell Division, Private Collection

D.o.B: 02/08/77
Nationality: British
E-mail: contact@rhodaellis.com
URL: http://www.rhodaellis.com