Charlotte Prodger

BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

Charlotte Prodger (born 1974) is a Glasgow-based artist who works with moving image, printed image, sculpture and writing, exploring the intertextual relationships between each of these materials. In her work, narrative fragments gleaned from different places and points of her life are presented in parallel in an ongoing enquiry into the contingency and intimacy of materials. Prodger’s installations and performances look at what happens to speech – and the self for which it is a conduit – as it metamorphoses through time, space and technological systems.

Prodger has worked with various deconstructed modes of presentation, including multi-monitor sculptural installations. Recently she has focused on single-channel long-form videos, which have offered an immersive context in which to explore possibilities for more complex relationships between image and sound, and subject and object. Her recent videos BRIDGIT (2017), Passing as a Great Grey Owl (2017), LHB (2017), and Stoneymollan Trail (2015) explore intertwined relationships between queer bodies, landscape, language, technology and time.

Prodger is the winner of the 2018 Turner Prize and the recipient of the 2017 Paul Hamlyn Award. Recent solo exhibitions include Hollybush Gardens, London (2018); Bergen Kunsthall (2017); SculptureCenter, New York (2017); Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2016); Spike Island, Bristol (2015); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2015); Glasgow International (2014); Studio Voltaire, London (2012); and Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2011). Recent group exhibitions and screenings include Turner Prize 2018, Tate Britain, London (2018-19); Always Different, Always the Same, Bundner Kunstmuseum, Chur (2018); Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (2017); British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Inverleith House Edinburgh, Norwich University of the Arts, and Southampton City Art Gallery (2016); Weight of Data, Tate Britain, London (2015); Glasgow Film Festival (2015); London Film Festival (2015); and Markets, Chelsea Space, London (2014). Prodger’s writing has been published in F.R.DAVID2HBFrieze and The Happy Hypocrite.

PROJECT

Lisa Le Feuvre (Executive Director, Holt/Smithson Foundation) has invited artist Charlotte Prodger to join her for the 2019 Curatorial Residency. She is currently researching Nancy Holt’s interest in journeys, systems and landscape, with a particular interest in her moving image work. Holt is an importance reference point for Prodger, and during their time in Rio they will think through what it means to look at Holt’s films today and will present a series of public screenings.

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CHARLOTTE PRODGER
b. 1974, lives and works in Glasgow

Forthcoming

2019 Representing Scotland at 58th International Art Exhibition,
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)

Solo exhibitions

2018 Colon Hyphen Asterix, Hollybush Gardens, London
2017 BRIDGIT /Stoneymollan Trail, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
SUBTOTAL, SculptureCenter New York, USA
2016 BRIDGIT, Hollybush Gardens, London
Charlotte Prodger, Künstverein Düsseldorf
2015 8004-8019, Spike Island, Bristol
Stoneymollan Trail, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
Frieze Art Fair, Koppe Astner, Randall’s Island, New York
2014 Markets, Chelsea Space, London. Presented by The Block
Nephatiti, Glasgow International Director’s Programme,
McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
2013 Sunday Art Fair, Kendall Koppe, London
2012 Percussion Biface 1-13, Studio Voltaire, London
Charlotte Prodger/Jason Loebs, Essex St, New York
:-* , Intermedia CCA, Glasgow International
2011 handclap/punchhole, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow

Group exhibitions

2018 Turner Prize 2018, Tate Britain, London
Always Different, Always the Same: An essay on Art and
Systems, Bundner Kunstmuseum, Chur
ORGASMIC STREAMING ORGANIC GARDENING ELECTROCULTURE,
Chelsea Space, London
2017 When My Eyes Saw And My Ears Heard, Hollybush Gardens
Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity,
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Ewig Weibleche, Koppe Astner, Glasgow
2016 British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Edinburgh Inverleith
House, Norwich University of the Arts, Southampton City
Art Gallery
2015 Weight of Data, Tate Britain, London
British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Edinburgh Inverleith
House, Norwich University of the Arts, Southampton City Art
Gallery
Windows Hung with Shutters, Raeber Von Stenglin, Zürich
An Interior that Remains an Exterior, Künstlerhaus Graz
The Secret Life, Murray Guy, New York
Anarchic Sexual Desires of Plain Unmarried Schoolteachers,
Project Number, London
The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow
2014 It Happens Without You, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow
Frieze Art Fair, London, with Kendall Koppe
Phantom Limbs, Pilar Corrias, London
Annals of The Twentieth Century, Wysing Arts, Cambridge
2013 Holes In The Wall, Kunsthalle Freiburg
Costume: Written Clothing, Tramway, Glasgow
Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York
Analogue Other, Poor Farm, Wisconsin
2012 Paraphantoms, Temporary Gallery, Cologne
Old Photocopier, HOTEL, London
Soundworks, ICA, London
2011 What We Make With Words, CCA, Glasgow
So Sangfroid, Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles

Screenings

2018 If I can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution
VII, Amsterdam
Art Basel film programme
2017 BRIDGIT, ADULTERESS, Glasgow Film Theatre
Jarman Award touring programme
Notes on Queer Wilderness, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
LHB, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
Artists’s Moving Image Festival Ireland, Belfast
Cinenova Now Showing, The Showroom, London
BRIDGIT, Film i Samtidskonsten, Stockholm
Antiphon, Artists’ Cinema at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi
Lichtspiele, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
RAI Ethnographic Film Festival / Bristol Experimental and
Expanded Film, Cube Cinema, Bristol
If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
VII, Bergen aan Zee/Amsterdam
2016 Beavers/Markopoulos/Sonbert/Prodger/Campbell/Sutcliffe/ Child/
Kren/Fowler, Courtisane Festival, Gent
2016 Artists’ Film Biennial, Nancy Holt double bill presented by
Charlotte Prodger, ICA, London
2015 Margaret Tait Award, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Film
Theatre
Margaret Tait Award, Pier Arts, Orkney
New Moving Image from Scotland, programmed by Lux Scotland,
Camera, Toronto and Dazibao, Montreal
A Strange Suspension, London Film Festival, ICA, London,
programmed by Lux
2013 Jarman Award, Screenings at Whitechapel Art Gallery, Newcastle
Star&Shadow, Nottingham Contemporary, FACT Liverpool, Mute
Sound, South London Gallery, London
2012 LUX Biennial of Moving Images, ICA, London, collaboration with
Corin Sworn
Artists’ Film Club: Projections of the Self, ICA, London
Collectif Jeune Cinema Festival, Paris, programmed by
No.w.here
2011 Filmlabs Screening, Zagreb, programmed by No.w.here
Lux Festival of Artists’ Moving Image, Tramway, Glasgow, collaboration with Corin Sworn

Performances

2014 Assembly: a survey of recent artists’ film and video in
Britain, Tate Britain, London
microsphaeric howard hughes heaven movie, Tramway, Glasgow,
Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland
Orange Helvetica Title Sequence, NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1
and Murray Guy, New York, commissioned by Book Works
Assembly: a survey of recent artists’ film and video in
Britain, Tate Britain, London
2013 Fwd: Rock Splits Boys, Cafe Oto, London and Spike Island,
Bristol, collaboration with Isla Leaver-Yap
Re: Re: Re: Homos and Light, Artists Space, New York,
collaboration with Isla Leaver-Yap
2012 Querido John, Kings Place, London, John Cage Centenary
performance commissioned by Electra and The Wire

Online Projects

2014 Insomnia Crack (collaboration with Isla Leaver-Yap),
commissioned by ICA for Journal show, ICA, London:
journal.ica.org.uk/journal-artists/charlotte-prodger-islaleaver-
yap/insomnia-crack
2012 TYTYTYTY, commissioned by ICA for Soundworks show, ICA,
London: soundworks.ica.org.uk

Published Writing and Commissions

2016 Spike Art Quarterly, Subtotal, two-page image commission
2014 Flash Art, Issue 298, SKX007 / SKXOO9, five-page image
commission
The Happy Hypocrite, Issue 7, Say What You See, artist
writing
Frieze, Issue 163, Queer Time and Place
2013 F.R. DAVID, microsphaeric howard hughes heaven movie, edited
by Will Holder
2010 2HB, Kappa, edited by Francis McKee
Victor & Hester, Issue 5, Psychic Neon on Sunset, Dancehall
Sackrock/Dandelion Spit
Space, reviewed by Chris McCormack
Artforum, 2014 Glasgow International, by Jacob Proctor
Afterall, From Narcissism to the Dialogic: Identity in Art
after the Internet, by Melissa Gronlund
Frieze, Glasgow International, reviewed by Maria Fusco
2013 Frieze, In Focus: Charlotte Prodger, by Nicole Yip
2012 ArtReview, Glasgow Feature by Oliver Basciano and Laura Mclean
Ferris
Artforum, Critics’ Picks, Charlotte Prodger and Jason Loebs,
Essex Street, by Nicolas Linnert
Spike, Charlotte Prodger and Jason Loebs, Essex Street,
reviewed by Karen Archey
Mousse, Re: Homos and Light, interview with Isla Leaver-Yap
The Wire, :-*, Intermedia CCA, reviewed by Oliver Basciano
The Guardian, Glasgow International, reviewed by Adrian Searle
Kaleidoscope, Used Photocopier, Hotel, reviewed by Laur

Selected Press

2018 Artforum, Erika Balsom on Charlotte Prodger
The Guardian, Charlotte Prodger, Tuner Prize 2018, by
Charlotte Higgins
2017 ArtReview, Charlotte Prodger, Sculpture Centre, New York, by
Martin Herbert
2016 Frieze, Charlotte Prodger, Hollybush Gardens, reviewed by Paul
Carey Kent
Artforum, Stoneymollan Trail, Temple Bar Gallery, reviewed
by Declan Long
ArtReview, 8004-8019, Spike Island, reviewed by David Trigg
2015 The Guardian, 8004-8019, Spike Island, reviewed by Adrian
Searle
The Wire, Charlotte Prodger, feature by Dan Barrow
Afterall, microsphaeric howard hughes heaven movie, Tramway
performance, reviewed by Jenny Brownrigg
2014 Art Monthly, Markets: The Block and Charlotte Prodger, Chelsea
Space, reviewed by Chris McCormack
Artforum, 2014 Glasgow International, by Jacob Proctor
Afterall, From Narcissism to the Dialogic: Identity in Art
after the Internet, by Melissa Gronlund
Frieze, Glasgow International, reviewed by Maria Fusco
2013 Frieze, In Focus: Charlotte Prodger, by Nicole Yip
2012 ArtReview, Glasgow Feature by Oliver Basciano and Laura Mclean
Ferris
Artforum, Critics’ Picks, Charlotte Prodger and Jason Loebs,
Essex Street, by Nicolas Linnert
Spike, Charlotte Prodger and Jason Loebs, Essex Street,
reviewed by Karen Archey
Mousse, Re: Homos and Light, interview with Isla Leaver-Yap
The Wire, :-*, Intermedia CCA, reviewed by Oliver Basciano
The Guardian, Glasgow International, reviewed by Adrian Searle
Kaleidoscope, Used Photocopier, Hotel, reviewed by Laur Laura
McLean Ferris

Awards and Funding

2018 Turner Prize Winner
2017 Paul Hamlyn Award Winner
2015 Henry Moore Foundation Grant
Creative Scotland Open Project Funding
2014 Elephant Trust Grant
Margaret Tait Award
Joanna Drew Travel Bursary
Creative Scotland Artist Bursary
2012 Creative Scotland Professional Development Grant
2010 Hope Scott Trust Award
2007 Southampton Solent University research funding
Film London regional funding

Residencies

2017 Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
2016 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
2013 Hospitalfield / DCA Print Studio
Wysing Arts, Convention T Residency
2012 CCA/CALQ exchange, Montreal
2010 Cove Park, Emerging Artist Residency

Education

2009-10 Calarts, California, 4-month MFA exchange programme
2008-10 Glasgow School of Art, Masters in Fine Art
1997-01 Goldsmiths, London BA in Fine Art (Studio Practice and
Contemporary Critical Theory)