Stuart Whipps

Stuart Whipps (1979) works predominantly with photography and video alongside reconfigured existing or remade materials. In taking an artefact or historic position as the starting point for his work, the artist questions the role of documentation in constructing a shared understanding of cultural values and contexts.

Recent works have utilised found negatives from redundant photographic labs, the online archive of Margaret Thatcher’s Speeches, Interviews and Statements, an online archive of vintage ‘adult publications’, Microfilm collections, and the photographic collection of the British Motor Heritage Museum amongst other diverse sources.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Birth Sprinds, Death Falls, Flat Time House, London. 2013. Tick, Tack, Tick, Tack, Tick, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland. Why Contribute to The Spread of Ugliness?, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011. New Wooabbeleri, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-On-Sea, 2010. Selected group exhibitions include: Relatively Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, 2013. Community Without Propinquity, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2011. East International, Norwich, 2009. In 2005 he won the Observer Hodge Photography Prize. In 2009 he was the joint recipient of the East International prize.

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Stuart Whipps (1979) works predominantly with photography and video alongside reconfigured existing or remade materials. In taking an artefact or historic position as the starting point for his work, the artist questions the role of documentation in constructing a shared understanding of cultural values and contexts.

Recent works have utilised found negatives from redundant photographic labs, the online archive of Margaret Thatcher’s Speeches, Interviews and Statements, an online archive of vintage ‘adult publications’, Microfilm collections, and the photographic collection of the British Motor Heritage Museum amongst other diverse sources.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Birth Sprinds, Death Falls, Flat Time House, London. 2013. Tick, Tack, Tick, Tack, Tick, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland. Why Contribute to The Spread of Ugliness?, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011. New Wooabbeleri, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-On-Sea, 2010. Selected group exhibitions include: Relatively Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, 2013. Community Without Propinquity, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2011. East International, Norwich, 2009. In 2005 he won the Observer Hodge Photography Prize. In 2009 he was the joint recipient of the East International prize.

www.stuartwhipps.com