@sineadkempley

Born 1990, South East London.

Currently working between Northumberland and Edinburgh.

Through open-ended assemblages of human and more-than-human remnants, my practice engages with the depletion and transformation of matter. My work is installation based and is led by materials as they disintegrate, flow, merge, leak and seep. These installations inhabit multiple temporalities, be that through a residue, a material life-span, a fossilisation.

I am starting a practice-based PhD at Edinburgh College of Art in September 2022, funded by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Research Award. My research interests are situated in the overlapping spheres of art, ecocriticism, microbiology, material philosophy, feminist scholarship, fictioning and education.

 

I am part of the collective Surface Matters: a space for peer-to-peer dialogue, learning and visibility for intergenerational under-represented artists. Surface Matters works with artists that are concerned with materiality and human connections to space, examining where we find ourselves situated physically, emotionally, and culturally. 

Upcoming

Edinburgh College of Art Contemporary Art Practice MA Graduate Show, August 2022

Past

Salt Lick, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, July 2022

Tough Crowd, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, May 2022

An Unravelling, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, March 2022

First Marks, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, November 2021

Education

2022-2025 PhD, Edinburgh College of Art

2020-2022 Masters in Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh College of Art 

2011-2014 First Class Honours in BA Photography, London College of Communication

2010-2011 Foundation in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Art

Awards and Scholarships 

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Research Award awarded by Edinburgh College of Art, 2022-2025

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarship, 2020