Susan Aldworth


    • Female

    About the artist

    Degree in philosophy at Nottingham University
    Lives and works in London

    Susan Aldworth lives and works in London. She took a degree in philosophy at Nottingham University prior to studying printmaking at Sir John Cass School of Art in London. Her current practice is interdisciplinary and inspired by neuroscience and philosophy. Her most recent work focuses on consciousness – the relationship between the physical brain and personal identity. She was awarded grants from Arts Council England in 2005, 2008 and 2010 to pursue her work on consciousness as artist in residence at The Royal London Hospital that culminated in the touring exhibitions, Matter into Imagination (2006) and Scribing the Soul (2008). She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Transition Gallery, London, Williams College Museum of Art, USA, Scheltema Contemporary Gallery,Leiden, Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth, and the Old Operating Theatre Museum, London. She received an Arts Council England grant to curate a permanent collection of Outsider Art for Homerton Hospital in 2003 and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award for “This Fatal Subject” (2009). Her work is held in many public and permanent collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Museum, The Hunterian Musem, Newcastle University and Williams College Museum of Art, USA, and has been featured on Radio 4 Women’s Hour, BBC and ITV News. She is Senior Research Associate at Swansea Metropolitan University, Visiting Research Fellow in Print at London Metropolitan University and a part-time tutor at Norwich University of the Arts. In 2009 her work was selected for the first international Northern Print Biennale in Newcastle upon Tyne and she was runner up for the ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary in 2010. She has been invited to exhibit in 6th International Kyoto Hanga Print Exhibition Japan/UK in 2012. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University working with scientists and clinicians to explore visual impairment in people with schizophrenia which will be shown as Reassembling the Self at the Hatton Gallery and Vane in Newcastle in 2012. Recent exhibitions include in 2011 Kinetica Art Fair, London, The Art of Ageing, Great North Museum, Newcastle, Soul Dust, GV Art London, Brainscape Prints, National Hospital for Neurology and Neuorsurgery,London, and in 2010 Brainstorm, GV Art London, 400 Women, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, and Altered States Waterside Arts Centre, Sale. Future exhibitions include The Portrait Anatomised at the National Portrait Gallery in 2013 and Images of the Mind at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden and the Moravian Gallery Brno, Czech Republic in 2011

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