Pauline Bickerton, is a collaborative contemporary artist whose work explores the intersubjective encounter through sculpture, performance and installation. As primarily a sculptor, she is interested in setting up collaborations with fellow artists and participants to explore how an abstract concept can be transformed into a literal space of operations, a pragmatic way of making and showing, talking and being.
The audience is envisaged as a community. Rather than the artwork being an encounter between a viewer and an object, it enables an intersubjective encounter. Through these encounters, meaning is elaborated collectively, rather than in the space of individual consumption.
Her intention is to pose the question ‘does this work permit me to enter into dialogue? Could I exist and how, in the space it defines’.
There is an interest in the folds in social systems; interruptions in internal functioning; irregularities in rigid structures. From these gaps, a questioning can occur; openings and possibilities of an alternative reality can exist.
The practice is not about social engagement for engagement’s sake; but is more focussed at creating meaningful intersubjective encounters which reveal and question preconceived thinking or rigidity of perspective.
Born in the UK, 1965. Lives and works in London and Woodbridge, Suffolk.
2010-13 Central St Martins, UAL, London BA (Hons) Fine Art, awarded First Class
2008-10 The Art Academy, Southwark, London, Diploma in Fine Art
Exhibitions (solo and mixed)
2016 myth of sisyphus @ letheringham lodge sculpture space, woodbridge
2016 landscapeandlight.org @letheringham lodge sculpture space, woodbridge
2015 seatrees.uk @ aldeburgh beach lookout, aldeburgh,
2015 oculion @ letheringham sculpture space, woodbridge
2014 'the awe of the other' @ aldeburgh beach lookout, suffolk
(in association with Caroline Wiseman Modern and Contemporary)
2013 world in a box @ the world in a box: a bittersweet salon, margate
2013 43 miles @ the world in a box: a bittersweet salon, margate
2013 'Show 1', Central St Martins BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show, The Granary Building, London
kxcommissions.com @ king's cross, london
2012 column - letheby gallery show, 1 southampton row, london
2012 st george - say hello, say goodbye exhibition, lethaby gallery, 1 southampton row, london
2011 chain @ trinity bouy wharf, london