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Libita Clayton

Libita Clayton

Libita Clayton Something Human in and between place and home (2017) 57th Venice Biennale, Venice

Studio 19c

Libita Clayton (b.1987) graduated with a BA (Hons) in Print and Digital Media, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London (2006-2009).

Clayton is a British-Namibian artist based in the UK. Her work flows between DIY (together) spaces, creative cultures, and collectives. Facilitating and participating (in) events with groups such as; MOTHERS TONGUE, Speakeasy Southwest, Gal-Dem, DEBUNK, Howling Owl Records, and the Black British Classical Foundation. Thoughts on collaboration, intervention and ‘the live’, body much of Clayton’s practice.

She is the recent recipient of the Triangle Network Fellowship, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Freelands Foundation Award in association with Gasworks, London, UK (2018-19).

Upcoming exhibitions and projects include: 4717 RCA/LUX, Performance, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK; Whitstable Biennale, Residency & Publication Commission, UK; Gasworks, Residency, London, UK (2018); Gasworks, Untitled Solo Exhibition, London, UK (2019).

Recent public situations include: Mutter Physics, Spike Island, Bristol, UK; What Knot Not, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa; Diaspora Pavilion, Sonic Soundings: Venice Trajectories, Map1: Waterways, during the 57th Biennale, Venice, Italy; History Lessons: Fluid Records, South London Gallery, UK; New Year / New Noise 5, Brunswick Club, Bristol, UK (2017-18).

Selected supporters, commissioners and funders: International Curators Forum; Arts Council England; University of the Arts London; Book Works; James Reckitt Library Trust; Something Human Curating; and INIVA.

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