.....exploring relationships between sex, gender, technology and systems of power. With a background in the tech indusry and cabninet making, Ara designs, fabricates and programmes the work herself an low budget.
"In terms of art, ideas, making and ambition, Ara is the real deal" V&A Curator. (Her work was recently aquired by the V&A Museum, London)
RACHEL ARA (b. 1965 London, UK) studied BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths (1994–97); . Selected groups exhibitions include: Vertiginous Data, MMCA (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Seoul, S.Korea (2019); London Design Festival, V&A, London (2019); Vienna Biennale, The MAK, Vienna (2019); London Open 2018 Triannual, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2018) . Solo presentations: “Dissent Module (Escape from Semiramis)”, UCL / Slade, London, UK (2020); “Transubstantiation of Knowledge”, V&A, London, UK (2018); *“American Beauty (A Trump L'Oeil)”, Barbican Centre, London, UK (2018); . Recent prizes include: International Aesthetica Art Prize, First Prize (2016), the coLAB “Women Make Sculpture commission” (2019) and Awards from the Arts Council (2019 / 2020). Recent Publications: 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson (2019), 50 Women Sculptors, Aurora, (2020), She lives and works in London / Jersey.
What's Going On? Settling in new studio, made a film and some other works that won some stuff - starting to work on larger proposals again - too may ideas and not enough outlets!
The Parable of the Leaf Blower, 2022 - Winner TPFF 2022 (Film Festival)
"This Much I'm Worth" UK - now on display in London till 2024
"This Much I'm Worth" (the self evaluating artwork) - UK Version is back on display at a London Gallery (Email for Location)