ABOUT

My practice explores the dynamic between personal and cultural myths. Specifically I’m interested in how our private narratives are deeply rooted in ancient folklore and storytelling. In my work I interweave female archetypes into sculptural hybrids in order to examine ideas of identity, gender, and craft.

 

My main medium of work is wearable sculpture and performance. I work in a technique called tufting, making hand-made carpet textile, which I then transform into wearable sculptures. I begin by creating a pattern of a three-dimensional form, followed by manually tufting each piece of the pattern, and finally assembling it into a wearable, tufted sculpture.

 

The wearable sculpture functions as both a garment that is performed in as well as a free-standing sculpture. Through this medium, I examine how elements associated with the domestic sphere such as textiles and carpet operate as an extension of the self and reflect one's heritage and gender role. In my performances the tufted, domestic carpet serves as an external added layer of skin, which hides the physical body but exposes fragments of the self.

 

Anna Perach (1985, USSR) is a Ukrainian born Israeli artist living and working in London, UK. She holds an MFA in fine art (distinction) from Goldsmiths, University of London (2020). She has exhibited internationally at galleries including: White Cube gallery, London, UK, Live Works, Centrale Feis, Italy, Saatchi Gallery. London, UK and Larsen Warner gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2020 she was a finalist at the Birth Rites Collection Biennial Competition for New Works and The Ingram Prize. Anna also received a grant for the production of new work from Procreate Project via the Arts Council England. Recent publications include Floorr Magazine and Calvert Journal. 

   CONTACT

   an85kt@gmail.com

CV

Born in Ukraine (USSR), 1985. Lives and works in the London.

EDUCATION

2020         MFA in Fine Art (distinction), Goldsmiths University of London, 

                 London, UK.

2008         BFA in Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design,

                 Department of Fine Arts, Jerusalem, Israel.

2006         Academy of Fine Arts Münster. Germany

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2021        The moon Prophecy, Herzliya Museum of contemporary art, Herzliya, Israel

                Two person show with Anousha Payne, Cookelatham gallery, London, UK 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021        Around The Table, No20Arts, London, UK 

                Old Friends New Friends, Collective Ending, London, UK

 

                Staying with the trouble, l’étrangère, hosted by Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, UK

                The Sun and the Moon, Vitrine, Basel, Switzerland

                “Touch Me Not”, The Ryder Projects, Madrid, Spain

                Pending, San Mei Gallery, London, UK

2020        Departure, Jean Claude Maier gallery hosted by Christopher Jones, Lisbon, Portugal

                Art Verona digital, ada-projects booth, Italy 

                Seven Wives, Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK

                Identity, Jüdische Gemeinde, Frankfurt, Germany

                In Stitches, Larsen Warner, Stockholm, Sweden

                Five Hides, Manor Place Walworth, London, UK

                London Grads Now, Saatchi gallery, London, UK

                Storia Notturna, Centrale Feis, Italy

                Tomorrow: London, online exhibition, White Cube Gallery,

                London, UK

                Birth Rites Collection Biennial Competition

                for New Works 2020 finalist

                Contact, online exhibition on Fad Magazine's Instagram page,

                organised by Thorp Stavri.

                The watercolour challenge, online exhibition,

                organised by Rafal Zajko and Lindsey Mendick

                Ridiculous, Elephant West, London. UK

2019        Parade, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth, UK

                Plus One, Limbo, Margate Festival, Margate, UK

                     

                Mother of Egg, Letrangere, London, UK

 

                Night Garden, Yngspc, Online Exhibition

                Black Swan Art prize (shortlisted), Frome, UK

 

                ABSINTHE3, Spit & Sawdust, London, UK

 

                Textus Ex Machina, aqb Project Space, Budapest, Hungary

 

                Mostyn open 21 shortlisted exhibition, MOSTYN,

                Llandudno, Wales

 

                Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize shortlisted exhibition,

                Ashurst, London, UK

 

                Apparatus, Pckham 24, Safehouse1, London, UK

 

                The Mother Art Prize 2019, Mimosa House, London, UK

 

                Shortlisted for New Contemporaries 2019, London, UK

 

                Vestige, De Pimlico Project, London, UK

 

2018        Play, The Arcade Project, London, UK

 

                Gold x, Deptford X, London, UK

 

                Rhapsodies, Ping-Pong, Brussels, Belgium

 

                Still “Life”, Mars gallery, Tel- Aviv, Israel

 

                Jutro, Castor projects, London, UK

 

                Apophenia, Roman Road, London, UK

 

                Solo award finalists exhibition, Chira williams contemporary art,

                Cello Factory, London, UK

 

                Fresh Paint Art Fair, Artists’ Greenhouse, Tel- Aviv, Israel

2017        T'ART, Bones and Pearl Gallery, London, UK

2016        Intimate Treasures, Textile & Fiber Jewelry Exhibition,

                Textile Arts Factory, Thessaloniki,  Greece

                Hand Maid, An exhibition in aid of International Women’s Day,

                Sweet Art, Hoxton Arches, London, UK

RESIDENCIES

2018          Asylum Arts, International Jewish artist retreat, Garrison, NY, US

AWARDS

2020        Gilbert Bayes Award

2020        Sarabande Foundation Studio Award

2020        Procreate Project, commission to develop a new project and

                support artists mothers, Supported by Arts Council England

2009        Sharett Foundation Scholarship for Plastic Art

PUBLICATIONS

2020         Chats in Lockdown, a Podcast of artists talking together.

                 Decorating Dissidence, Craft Culture,

                 A Creative Conversation: Stephanie Ruth & Anna Perach

                 Calvert Journal, Step into the outlandish world of

                 wearable carpet sculptures, where Slavic mythical characters come alive.

                 Floorr Magazine issue 24, artist interview

                 Procreate Project- M.A.M.A Publication, issue 40

2019         FOA (friend of the artist) Volume 10, Texas, US

                 The Mother Art Prize 2019, exhibition catalogue , London, UK

2018         Cherryboy #4 / The Strange Within, London, UK

                 Young Lynxes Portfolio Competition, Contemporary Lynx online magazine.

2016         Intimate Treasures, Textile & Fiber Jewelry Exhibition, Textile Arts Factory, Thessaloniki, Greece

                 Hand Maid, An exhibition in aid of International Women’s Day, Sweet Art, Hoxton Arches, London, UK

2007         Artsession 2007: Contemporary Israeli Artists from Russia -catalogue edited by Zeek