Corin Sworn

4th November

Glasgow based artist Corin Sworn uses a diverse range of media including photography, film, drawing and installation. Corin was the recipient of a Leverhulme Award in 2016 and teaches at Rsukin School of Art.

corin-lecture-theatreMy recent works uses various cultural fragments to build scripts, performances and theatrical installations. During the initial stages of production I will research broadly in order to bring various themes from history, economics, culture and politics into close association. From here I then begin to write ‘scripts.’ Sometimes these involve dialogue and interaction between characters and are later used in a film. At other times these are interactions and annunciations between different mediums and are used in a gallery space to produce a very different sort of dialogue. These ‘scripts’ both reveal information and fold it in upon itself. On the one hand this allows for the ability to think one thing through another but on another level it resists rational endpoints and instead maintains erratic meetings and schisms.


Glasgow based artist Corin Sworn works in a diverse range of media including video, installation, photography and drawing. She has had exhibitions in Tate Britain’s Art Now program (2010), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2013), Langen Foundation, Dusseldorf (2014), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015), Toronto International Film Festival (2015) and Galeria Arsenał, Białystok (2016). She participated in the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) , the 19th Sydney Biennial (2014) and was the recipient of the Max Mara Award for Women artists in 2014 and a Leverhulme Award in 2016. She teaches at Rsukin School of Art and is represented by Koppee Astner Gallery and Natalia Hug Gallery.

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