Eleanor Wright (°1984)
Lives and works in Antwerp (BE) and Newcastle (UK)

Represented by Petra Rinck Galerie

Curatorial Project Drop City

Studio mail@eleanorwright.net

Selected Exhibitions & Projects
2019  Dark Lantern (curated by Paul Morrison) Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich (group)
            New Positions Art Cologne with Petra Rinck Galerie
2018  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, Madrid
2016  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 Düsseldorf
2015  SO Drop City at 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, Durham
2014  Soft Start The Northern Charter, Newcastle
2013  Tuned Cities BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
            Thin Cities Gallery North, Newcastle
2012  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

2017  An Athens City Reader Artist Book published by MHKA, Antwerp & Drop City
2015  Continuous Material Artist Book published by Drop City
2014  Soft Start Artist Book published by AND London
Press  &  Texts
2018  Art Viewer Moritz Scheper
2018  Monopol Magazine Alexandra Wach
2017  Sleek Magazine Stefanie Hessler
2015  Mousse Magazine Thomas Hopkin
2015  ATP Diary Matteo Mottin
2013  This is tomorrow Josh Wilson

Public Commissions & Collections
2018  Hotel Ufer Düsseldorf
2017  Wellcome Library London
            South London Gallery London
            Pioneer Health Centre London
2016  Hotel Ufer Düsseldorf
2015  Durham Castle Museum UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham
2009 Southbank London

Selected Awards, Grants & Residencies
2019  Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award
2018  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 Fund
2017  ARCOmadrid PREMIO Award
            Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award
2016  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 Award
2015  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 Award
2014  Chisenhale Gallery Create Commission nominated and shortlisted
2013  BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art travel scholarship
            Warwick Stafford Research Fellowship in the Arts Newcastle
2010  Duveen Travel Scholarship
            Kenneth Armitage Foundation Young Sculptors Award
            Red Mansion Art Prize nominated

2016  Kunstakademie Düsseldorf class of prof. Rita Mcbride
2010  Slade School of Art, London MFA Sculpture
2007 Chelsea College of Art, London
BA Sculpture

Eleanor Wright

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

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.