Alice Anderson

b. 1972

Alice Anderson (b. 1972, London) is a performance artist based in London. Anderson studied fine art at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and Goldsmiths College, London. Since 2008, she has been exploring body movement in her practice that includes studies of femininity and gender.


Anderson's drawings are generated through repetitive gestures and experiences with her dancers, using oil pastel, copper oil paint and coloured pencils. Her sculptures are made from weaving copper-coloured wire around objects and architecture to ‘memorise’ them. Anderson uses the term ‘memorisation’ to describe the tracing of memory circuits around objects using wire in a meditative ritual.


Anderson has exhibited and performed internationally at museums including Drawing Room, London (2019); Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2018); La Patinoire Royale, Brussels (2018); Espace Vanderborgh, Brussels (2018); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2017, 2010); Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2016); Espoo Museum of Arts, Finland (2015); Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2015); Wellcome Collection, London (2014); 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2012); Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (2011); Freud Museum, London (2011). 


Anderson’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Espoo Museum, Finland; Wellcome Collection, London; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France; Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain, France; and Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris.


In 2019, Anderson was artist-in-residence of Atelier Calder, Saché, France. She was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2020. 

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