Sharon Kivland

    Attributes

    • Female

    About the artist

    She has exhibited widely in Europe and North America.
    Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, she is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London.
    1955: born in Germany

    Sharon Kivland is an artist and writer working in London and France. Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, she is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London. She has exhibited widely in Europe and North America. Publications include 'A Case of Hysteria' Book Works, London, 1999. Filigrane Editions, France, published a small book on her work 'Le bonheur des femmes' a work that began in the perfume departments of the grands magasins of Paris, where she retreated after walking the streets in pursuit of Marx and Freud, in the shadow of Lacan. Hers is a practice of stupid refinement, trapped in archives, libraries, the arcades, and the intersection of public political action and private subjectivity. She is currently following Sigmund Freud on holiday, and has dreamt of Rome, been melancholy in Trieste, and had a disturbance of memory in Athens, which can be traced in 'Freud on Holiday. Volume I', 'Freud Dreams of Rome' (Information as material 2006) and 'Freud on Holiday. Volume II', 'A Disturbance of Memory' (information as material, York, with CUBEARTEDITIONS, Athens, 2007). She has forgotten her shoes on the steps of the Freud Museum, London, and she thought of witty and amusing remarks too late on the stairs of the Freud Museum, Vienna. She is currently Visiting Fellow at The Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, where she has been happily translating the Freudian canon, with particular attention to typefaces. In 2008 she has shown at Sleeper, Edinburgh, for which she worked hard on her embroidery and her worst traits, at Feriancova Contemporary/Bastart, Bratislava, where she took Rousseau to task on natural education, and has shown a new series of works at Chelsea Space in November 2008, which insists on the frivolous relation between fashion and revolutionary moments in the history of France.