Marian Cramer

Victoria Adam

by Victoria Adam

From 30-01-2016 To 12-03-2016

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Victoria Adam’s first solo exhibition in Amsterdam at Marian Cramer Projects, Leks, is a collection of new sculptures exploring ideas of personal space, chance connection, desire and derision.

Adam makes sculptures intended to be experienced close-up and draw people into their intimacy. Borrowing from the world of the health and beauty aisle, domestic space and contemporary anxieties, the works often make use of tactile and sensually appealing materials.

Through the methods of their making, these objects are usually intensely handled and worked, resulting in a contrast between cleanly polished surfaces and hands-on grubbiness.

Leks is suggestive of personal space played out in public; cosmetics counter makeovers, the smell of body odour during rush-hour, hair salon shop fronts, eating on airplanes; experiences that for the most part are carried out in privacy – grooming, feeding, tending to the body – exacted in public and their relative pleasures, rituals and awkwardnesses.

Victoria Adam (b. Somerset, 1983) lives and works in London and graduated from Royal Academy of Art in 2015.

Recent exhibitions include middens at Kingsgate Workshops, London, 2015,  ( ゜_゜)彡 at Caustic Coastal, Manchester, 2014 and Chalk Blush at Kinman, London, 2014. Adam was also part of the show 5 Royal Academy Alumni at Marian Cramer Projects during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2015.

 

by Victoria Adam

From 27-11-2015 To 27-01-2016

Marian Cramer Projects is proud to present “5 Alumni Royal Academy Schools London’, an exhibition featuring work by Victoria Adham, Adham Faramawy, Daniel Lipp, Joe Frazer and Prem Sahib.

 

foto’s Fabian Landewee

 

 

Victoria Adam

Victoria Adam

 

www.victoriaadam.co.uk

Lives and works London

 

EDUCATION

 

2012 - 2015 Post Graduate Diploma Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London

2002 - 2006 BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

LEKS (Solo show)          Marian Cramer Projects Amsterdam, 2016

 

middens❧ (Solo show) Kingsgate Workshops, London, 2015

 

SoLow - 5 (Solo show) Caustic Coastal, Manchester, 2015

 

RA Schools Graduation Show Royal Academy of Art Schools, London, 2015

 

Joel Wyllie & Victoria Adam Kennington Space, London, 2015

 

Premiums, RA Interim show Royal Academy of Art, London, 2014

 

Caustic Coastal x Manchester Contemporary (Art Fair) Manchester, 2014

 

( ゚_ ゚)彡 Caustic Coastal, Manchester, 2014

 

Chalk Blush Kinman, London, 2014

 

BB#8: Dawdle Curated by Gareth Bell­-Jones, Space, London, 2013

Contested Ground Curated by Goldsmiths' Curating MFA /RCA Curating

Contemporary Art MA, 176 Gallery, London, 2009

 

A Stiff Bandeau Tricycle Gallery, London, 2009

 

Crayon That I’m Holding Tricycle Gallery, London, 2008

 

Drawing Under Construction Centre for Recent Drawing, London, 2008

 

RESIDENCIES

 

Materials Residency : Clay, Kingsgate Artists Residency, London, 2015-2016

 

Summer Residency at Basket House Village Universe, London, 2011

 

AWARDS

RA Schools Sculpture Award, 2015

Frank and Lady Short Prize, 2014