Geraldine Hudson

 
b. 1974 England
based in Stockholm since 2010

Working in various media, specifically with explorative drifts, printmaking, installation/assemblage,  artists books, and ritual performance.

During the past 10 years, Hudsons practice has been bound to the discourse around constructs of power, politics and personal free will, around questions of authenticity and authority. Whilst still using methods of psychogeography, she has obsessively explored notions of genius loci in order to map a forensics of transgressive happenings as essential to the human condition.

In combining the stratological unconscious with the topography of the land, her work has focused on notions of heterotopia, interweaving the psychogeographic experience with elements of esoteric initiation while questioning the shifting relations between the sacred and the profane in both urban and rural environments.

Her more recent practice has furthermore engaged with feminist notions of the personal as political, taking the standpoint of an'other regarding the visceral experience of the witch in relation to nature and site. 

EDUCATION
2017 - 2018    Artists Books - Project Year. Grafikskolan. Stockholm
2004 - 2006    M.A Printmaking, Bradford School of Art (Bradford University)
1994 - 1997    B.A (hons) Ceramics, U.W.E Bristol

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017     OTHER FREQUENCIES ... (beyond the veil) ... with Per Åhlund
            The projekt Room, Studio 44, Stockholm
2016     PERIPHERAL   Candyland, Stockholm -
            with sound provided by Jonas Tiljander and Anders Bryngelsson
2015     Urban Myth - Mabgate  (pt.1 from Burley to Salem, with Dave Procter)
            South Bank Centre - St Margarets Church, Burley, Leeds
2014    ' After the Ritual '  - bookworks from Human Nature, 
            Tobaksvägen 6,  Stockholm
            Smoke & Mirrors   with Zanne Andrea
            The Edwardian Toilets, Bristol
2013     Human Nature? pt. 2 – RITUAL – Atelier 123, Stockholm
            Human Nature? pt. 1 – lost and suspended artefacts – Lokalrätten,
            Stockholm
            Sanitary II  Konstapoteket, Stockholm
2011     Verbotene Stadt  Rein Raum, e.v, Düsseldorf (with Chris Dreier)
2005     Nocturne  Unit 9, South Square, Bradford  (with Ann Rutherford)

PERFORMATIVE

2018 - A RITE OF SPRING - Ritual performance as final bookwork in the project for Grafikskolan
          Långholmen  Stockholm

2017 - SHIFTING GROUND - Spoken word perormance, text from 2 same time psychogeographic walks (with Steph Shipley)
          Corduroy pt.1   Stockholm

2013 - HUMAN NATURE - pt.2 Ritual - Interactive performance Ritual with 35 participants, Högdals Toppen
          Autumn Equinox
          Curated by Finbar Krook Rosato

2012 - SANITARY - Hidden and Revealed, Foraging ritual, Witch as outcast,   Hökarängens Forest, Stockholm

GROUP SHOWS

2018  Corduroy pt.2. Neo:artists Gallery. Bolton, England.
2018  Grafikskolan Slut Utställning - Artsist Books. Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm.
2018  Studio 44 at SUPERMARKET ART FAIR, Stockholm
2017  CORDUROY pt.1 - Studio 44 exchange with artists from Bolton, Greater Manchester
2017  Studio 44 at SUPERMARKET ART FAIR, Stockholm
2016  Okänd  - members exhibition, Studio 44, Stockholm
2015  Found in Labyrinth - Artists' Books exhibition - Saint Petersburg, Russia
2014  Nygrafik 2014 - Contemporary printmaking, Husby Konsthall, Stockholm
2013  .....and then, they tried to pull the ground from under our feet  Konstapoteket, Stockholm
2011   ZELLE  - Beyond Guilt and Innocence  Café Schönstadt, 48 Stunden Neukölln,  Berlin
         Staden    Husby Konsthall, Husbygård, Stockholm
2009  Stadtlandfluss Toiletten 27, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin
2007  2 Journeys (with Ann Rutherford)  Leeds, England
2006  New Ink 7  - Masters Printmaking, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, England
         Hibrida Bookworks    –   Artists books from England, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
                                               South Square Gallery, Bradford/ U.W.E, Bristol
         Hibrida Fragments      -   A collaborative exchange with The University of Arts, Bucharest,
                                                Romania & Bradford, School of Art, England

CURATORIAL

2018   CONJURING CREATIVITY, ART & THE ESOTERIC. with Dr. Per Faxneld. Academic seminar and art event. Fylkingen, 
          Stockholm
2017   ART AS A MAGICAL PROCESS
          One day seminar and workshop. Slipvillan, Stockholm.
          WITHIN THE SCOPE OF POSSIBILITY, ON THE LUXURY OF ASSUMING FREE WILL
          Karin Häll, Ida Thunström, Sahar Burhan, Marie Gavois and Alexander Nilsson. 
          Husby Konsthall
2016   KONSTAPOTEKET presents -
          ongoing series of experimetal music shows and multi media art at Fylkingen, Stockholm
2016   FYLKINGEN at ART SUPERMARKET, STOCKHOLM with Hiroko Tsuchimoto and Marie Gavois.
2015   ARTISTS BOOK SALONG - (with Sven Einarsson) An exhibition of artists books within Scandinavia from both established
         artists and students.
2014   Expeimental art project space KONSTAPOTEKET   https://konstapotek.wordpress.com/
2012
2003  'Show of force' Leeds Industrial Museum, England

COMMERCIAL WORK  - photography, print and design as 'Fru Grå'
Publicity photos for swedish band Wolfbrigade
Pinhole photos for english band Pombagira
Album cover image for swedish band Bremen
Ongoing medium format photography and print project - Mother Night

COMMUNITY ART/ART IN THE PUBLIC REALM
'Husby är här'  Project leader for a knitting project in the centre of Husby,- North Stockholm-
Knitting as performance, feminist manifestation taking space in a male dominated public space.

GRANTS
2017
Project stipendium from Stockholms Stad for ongoing project 'Other Frequencies with Per Åhlund, installation and Artists Book.

OTHER
Founding member of art project-space, Konstapoteket in Hökarängen, 2011 - 2014
www.konstapotek.wordpress.com
Member of STUDIO 44, artist run gallery in Stockholm
http://www.studio44.se/
Board member of Fylkingen, secretary and representative for Fyrec  - organisation for new music and experimental art, Stockholm
http://www.fylkingen.se
On the exhibition committee for Husby Konsthall  2016 (exhibition planning year  2017)
Member of artists collective workshop space KKV - Konstnärernas Kollektivverkstad in Stockholm
Member of KRO

kontakt@geraldinehudson.net

detail - TELL ME WHAT IS REAL, لاشيء يدوم
detail - TELL ME WHAT IS REAL, لاشيء يدوم
TELL ME WHAT IS REAL  لاشيء يدوم  (This too shall pass)
TELL ME WHAT IS REAL لاشيء يدوم (This too shall pass)  2016
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