Francesca Dobbe

Francesca Dobbe is an artist, curator and writer living and working in London. Her practice engages with notions of para-cinema through utilising the codes of both photography and cinema, to considers how slowness - a product of the dialectical intimacy between each medium - is used as an aesthetic for picturing the everyday. In deploying slowness as both a critical and formal medium, her work explores how aesthetic slowness enacts a politically resonant recognition of the many objects, tempos, stories and durations which go unrealised under our contemporary temporal regime. 

Artist Statement

Born 1997, England. Lives and works in London.

EDUCATION

2021 – 23 | MA Sculpture | (RCA) Royal College of Arts

2016 – 19 | BA (Hons) Fine Art | (UAL) Chelsea College of Arts | First Class Honours

2015 – 16 | Foundation Art and Design | (UCA) Farnham | Distinction

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2022 STACK // 67 York Street, London // co-curated with Kensu Oteng

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 BLOOMBERG NEW CONTEMPORARIES // South London Gallery, London

2022 BNC22 // Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

2022 BNC22 // Humber Street Gallery, Hull

2022 PUBLIC COMMISION // Battersea Park, London

2022 AKTION RAUMTAUSCH // Der Neue Kunstraum (NKR), Düsseldorf

2022 WE WON'T STOP SHOWING // SET Woolwich, London

2022 PULL OVER AND TAKE A CIG // Espacio Gallery, London

2022 W.I.P SHOW // Online

2021 WAREHOUSE SHOW // Bacon Street, London 

2021 LAND AND LIVELIHOODS // Online

2020 TENDER FEELINGS // Soft Spot, Mirabel studios, Manchester

2019 BA FINE ART DEGREE SHOW // Chelsea College of Arts, London

2019 THE FLAT ABOVE THE FLORIST SHOP // Alberta Street, London

2019 INTERIUM // The Cookhouse Gallery, London

2018 TRANSLATIONS // Triangle Building, London

2018 BJORK BABY// Chelsea College of Arts, London

2018 HUGH WILLIAMS AND THE MANERE // Nolias Gallery, London

2017 YEAR TWO // Chelsea College of Arts, London

2017 MILK IT // 31-33 Church Street, London

2016 YEAR ONE // Chelsea College of Arts, London

2016 FOUNDATION SHOW // UCA, Farnham

2016 MICROWAVE // Alberta Street, Farnham

 

PUBLICATIONS

2022 'Wanda'. RCA. London

2022 'Dog Lady: A Rhizomatic Reading of Becoming-Animal.' Deleuzine. Vol 2: She-Dogs. London

2021 'Nocturnal Gestures: Portals Nightclub and the Biopolitics of Queer Gesture.' Sticky Fingers Publishing: FDBNHLLLTTFNOCTURNAL. London

2019 ‘The GIF as an Embodiment of Cinematic Gesture.’ UAL. London

AWARDS

2022 New Contemporaries

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2022 Cell Project Space | Internship Programme | London

2021 LUNGLEY Gallery | Gallery Assistant | London

2021 HELO | Research and Content Associate | London

2021 Claire Norowzian | Visual Researcher | London

Curriculum Vitae

EMAIL

dobbefrancesca@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

@francesca_dobbe_

Contact

Francesca Dobbe | Artist

b.1997, England