Selected Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

1990-92               Postgraduate Studies: Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Media), Slade School of Art, University College London

1986-89               BA Fine Art (1st Class Hons), Goldsmith's College, University of London

 

Twice nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Visual Arts.

 

Exhibitions / Performance

2019                      Performance with Leafa Wilson, MOKU, Raven Row, London

2018                      gut flora, MOCA, London

2017                      Nature Morte, Guildhall Art Gallery, London

2017                      A Life in a Day with Helena Goldwater (1996, 20 mins), a film by Sarah Turner, Screening, The Showroom, London

2016-15                Liberties, Collyer Bristow, London + The Exchange, Cornwall. Curators: Day + Gluckman

2016                     embed, Tempting Failure, London

2016                     Hairline, 1st Morni Hills Performance Art Biennial, India.

2015                     extractors, The Extractor Space/Deptford X, London. Curator: Wayne Lucas

2015                     To Camera, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast Photo Festival 

2014                     The pleasure of small partings, The Extractor Space, London

2013/14               Double Exposures, photoworks with Manuel Vason

                              http://www.double-exposures.com/ + Book: Live Art Development Agency/Intellect

2012/13               With an Apple I Will Astonish, Large Glass, London. Curator: Charlotte Schepke

2012                     Once in a while it’s important to clear out your glory-hole, 1st Venice International Performance Art Week, Italy + Cat.

2012                     Bodies of Memory: Acts of Legacy, Tate Britain. Curator: Fiona Templeton

2012                     Performance Transition, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

2011>                   Solo and Group shows, Art First, London

2011                     Reproductive Labour, The Showroom, London

2011                     If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, de Appel, Amsterdam

2011                     Funnel of love, Archipelago, Café Gallery, London. Curator: Gary Stevens

2009>                   Biennial Fundraisers, The Drawing Room, London

2008                     Curious Nature, Collyer Bristow, London; Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall. Curators: Day + Gluckman

2007                     Not tonight darling, I’m washing my hair, Smallbone of Devizes, London and Kent. Curator: Sigrid Wilkinson

2005                     Lost and Found in Translation, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall. Curator: Blair Todd

2005>                   Hot Soak, El Palomar, Barcelona, Spain; Performatorium, Regina, Canada; ‘Tract’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall; home,                                 London

2004                     Hortus, Spacex Gallery, Exeter and Liverpool Biennial. Curator: Tom Trevor

2003                     Art, Lies and Videotape: Exposing Performance, Tate Gallery, Liverpool

 

Publications

2017                     Online Interview, Jacksons Arts Supplies, https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2017/10/11/botanical-helena-goldwater/

2015                     Drawing and Painting: Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists, ed. Kate Wilson (Harper Collins, USA/Thames                                 + Hudson, UK)

2014                     Double Exposures by Manuel Vason (Live Art Development Agency/Intellect Books)  

2013                     Nature Morte by Michael Petry (Thames and Hudson)

2013                     Emergency INDEX 2012

2003                     Art, Lies and Videotape: Exposing Performance, ed. Adrian George (Tate Gallery Liverpool)

2002                     exposures, eds. Manuel Vason, Lois Keidan, and Ron Athey (Black Dog)

 

Texts by

2019                     The grounded body: Performance Art and nature, 3rd International Festival of Homar, Iran

2016                     Glimpses of before, 1970s UK Performance Art Study Guide, Live Art Development Agency/Queen Mary                                                         http://1970s.thisisliveart.co.uk

2016                     Taxonomies of UK performance art: absence, eradication and reclamation + Definitions of Performance Art, The Live Art                                     Almanac Vol 4, Live Art Development Agency/Oberon

2014                     Tailor made remains: Wayne Lucas, The Extractor Space, London. Exhibition text

2012                     The future of performance, NVA Nottingham, Issue 7, Summer

2012                     Blank Promiscuity, St Pauls Project Group Show, London. Exhibition text

2006                     8 artists try not to talk about art, Conversation with Amanda Sharp, ed. Bridget Crone (Space/ Artquest, London)

Radio/Talks

2015                     Action Lecture: Invited Talk, Queen Mary, University of London

2013                     Living and Present: Laurie Anderson on Performance Art, BBC Radio 3, Cast Iron

                              http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039p1bz

Curator

2018>                   Edge of an Era: Performance Art 1985-90. Co-curated with Rob La Frenais + Alex Eisenberg/In partnership with LADA                                     http://www.edgeofanera.co.uk