°1984, London, UK.Lives and works between Antwerp, Belgium and Newcastle, UK
Selected Exhibitions + Projects
2020 Solo exhibition, Petra Rinck Galerie 2019 Dark Lantern (curated by Paul Morrison), Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich (group) New Positions, Art Cologne with Petra Rinck Galerie2018 Pre-public Scenery, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf To Be Kept For Some Future Time, South London Gallery, London (group)2017 A Gradual Stiffening Drop City at M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (group) A Pattern Language South London Gallery Young People’s Programme, London Choreography Drop City at Arcade, London (group) Warming Up Drop City at Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf (group) ARCOmadrid with Drop City, PREMIO Award, Madrid2016 World Is Sudden Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects/Berwick Film & Arts Festival (group) Arena British School of Archeology at Athens, Athens Roßstrasse 68 (learning from Ella Steigelman) Drop City, Düsseldorf at Hotel Ufer Drop City Centre Drop City at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (group) On Some Motifs (hanging) Kunstakademie Düsseldorf2015 SO Mauve, Vienna (group) Art Lending Library Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (group) Graphics Interchange Format Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea (group) Foam Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (group) Continuous Material Drop City, Newcastle Continuous Material Durham Castle Museum, Durham2014 Soft Start The Northern Charter, Newcastle2013 Tuned Cities BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle Thin Cities Gallery North, Newcastle2013 Switch (curated by Phyllida Barlow) BALTIC 39, Newcastle American Mountains Grand Union, Birmingham (group) Kodachrome LimaZulu, London (group)2011 Mister Mercer Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham
2019 Sustainability is not Enough: Non-conventional Organisations and Initiatives published by Onomatapee & M HKA2017 An Athens City Reader artist book published by M HKA, Antwerp & Drop City2015 Continuous Material artist book published by Drop City2014 Soft Start catalogue published by AND London
Press + Texts
2018 Art Viewer Moritz Scheper2018 Monopol Magazine Alexandra Wach2017 Sleek Magazine Stefanie Hessler2015 Mousse Magazine Thomas Hopkin2015 ATP Diary Matteo Mottin2013 This is tomorrow Josh Wilson
ContactPetra Rinck GalerieStudio: mail (at) eleanorwright.netInstagram
Eleanor Wright is a multidisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, films and photographs. Her work addresses the complexity and breadth of societal structures through exploring architecture and idiosyncrasies of city living and civic identity. Her work deals with the juncture between private and public spheres, often making spatial assemblages that utilise the imbued meaning within specific materials and ready made objects.
Drop City is an occasional space dedicated to contemporary art that began its activities in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 2014. Since its formation, Drop City has moved freely between various physical and theoretical models, with both the co-operative and the commercial allowing experimentation with new ways of representing and supporting artists’ work through a context responsive approach to programming and hospitality. In addition to focused programmes in specific locations, Drop City regularly collaborates with galleries, museums, cultural institutions, non-profit initiatives, art fairs and publishers on the development of its projects across Europe.
2016 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf class of prof. Rita Mcbride2010 Slade School of Art, London MFA Sculpture2007 Chelsea College of Art, London BA Sculpture
Selected Awards, Grants + Residencies
2019 Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award2018 Kunststiftung NRW Individual Funding for Young Artists Helsinki International Artists’ Programme residency The Elephant Trust production grant Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award Arts Council England Artists’ International Development Fund2017 ARCOmadrid PREMIO Award Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award2016 Fondation Mercier, Villa Ruffieux Switzerland, residency The Elephant Trust production grant British School of Archeology at Athens Prince of Wales Artist Fellowship Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award2015 Liverpool Biennial International Showcasing nominated and shortlisted Cove Park Scotland, residency Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures (CVAC) Durham University Research Grant Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award2014 Chisenhale Gallery Create Commission nominated and shortlisted2013 BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art travel scholarship Warwick Stafford Research Fellowship in the Arts Newcastle2010 Duveen Travel Scholarship Kenneth Armitage Foundation Young Sculptors Award Red Mansion Art Prize nominated
Public Commissions + Collections
2018 Hotel Ufer Düsseldorf2017 Wellcome Library London South London Gallery London Pioneer Health Centre London2016 Hotel Ufer Düsseldorf2015 Durham Castle Museum UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham2009 Southbank London