Laura Wilson was one of four artists responding to the theme of ‘food’ in the first year of our 3-year ‘Surrounding’ project entitled ‘We Are What We Eat’.
Laura Wilson is an artist based in London. She is interested in how history is carried and evolved through everyday materials, trades and craftsmanship. She works with specialists to develop sculptural and performative works that amplify the relationship between materiality, memory and tacit knowledge. Her new commission by Invisible Dust and the Humber Museums Partnership explored the evolution of ancient techniques of milling flour and their affect on the human body was on display in the Hull and East Riding Museum 7 October – 6 December 2017.
Wilson’s interdisciplinary and research-based works have been exhibited widely including at: V&A, London, UK (2019); The British Museum, London, UK with Block Universe; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK; and The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, UK (2018); SPACE, London; V&A, London; and Invisible Dust (2017); Delfina Foundation (2016 & 17) RIBA, London; and Site Gallery, Sheffield UK (2016); Whitstable Biennial (2014); Camden Arts Centre, London and Turner Contemporary, Margate (2013); W139, Amsterdam and De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (2012). She has forthcoming projects and exhibitions in 2019/20 with Grand Union, Birmingham; Site Gallery, Sheffield; MIMA, Middlesborough and TACO, London. She been awarded a commission with New Geographies, a major site-responsive visual arts programme across the East of England with Norwich Castle Gallery and Museum.