Artist in Residence 2014
For a fourth year the Fair Directors invited an artist to work within the Fair to encourage a response.
This year we welcomed Chloe Leaper to join us as our Artist in Residence. Leaper is a London and Cambridge based artist whose practice explores concepts and structures of mental and physical spatial delineation using 2D and 3D linear media. After gaining her MA from City and Guilds of London Art School having won the GAM prize, the Peartree prize and the ZMAF prize, Leaper was selected to be included in the 2013 Catlin Guide. Leaper is Head of Foundation and Head of Critical Theory at The Art Academy, London.
Chloe Leaper talks about her experience as an Artist in Residence:
‘After an initial conversation with Lucy Russell, the Director of Works on Paper Fair, it became apparent that we were both interested in the temporary nature of the Fair operating within the larger architectural permanence of the Science Museum. From this conversation a whole network of ideas began to develop that also interlinked with my current practice. I decided to explore the Fair’s architectural structure and became fascinated with the fabrication and temporary delineation and framing of spaces that quickly disappeared when the exhibition was de-installed.’
‘Through my residency at Works on Paper Fair I have been invited to be an artist in Resident for the National Open Art Competition, for a period of five weeks at Somerset House September - October 2014’