Born 1990. Lives and works in London.

Interested in ecology and connection, Amiralis explores our relationships with community, landscape and material. The act of finding materials and developing a work or project, is integral to the artists process.

 

Materials are found by chance and it is important to know that the act of finding is never a hunt. Conscious of the mediums journey, from creation to landfill, the artist recycles materials from work to work. A viewer will often see materials flow from one form to another. These forms, when not being used, sit in the artists material library.
 

Through experimentation and play, found objects are used to create site specific sculpture and public proposals. Themes of (urban and earth) architecture and land art are embedded within the artists socially engaged practice.

Amiralis is inspired by artists such as Agnes Denes, Isamu Noguchi and Richard Long who create public and land sculpture works. They each exhibit unique socio-political ideas and have a sensitivity towards nature and audience.

 

To investigate how art can invite audience engagement and action further, Amiralis has launched projects that provide new opportunities to research, learn and connect with others through experience. Projects are formed by a two-part process, half with thorough research and planning and half with improvisation. These explore new rural and urban landscapes however over the course of the pandemic have also entered the digital realm. This has enabled projects to continue in a new format whilst still providing opportunities for personal development and collaboration.

Contact
Email: v.amiralis@gmail.com

Instagram: @vickieamiralis

Current

2020 - 2021: MA Fine Art, UAL Chelsea College of Arts

2014 - Ongoing: Project Manager, The Vinyl Factory

Current Charity Roles

Advisory Board, In Place of War
Volunteer, Artist In Transit

 

Awards

UAL Home Postgraduate Scholarship

 
Education

2020 - 2021 MA Fine Art, UAL Chelsea College of Arts
2019 - 2020 GD Fine Art, UAL Chelsea College of Arts [Distinction]

2008 - 2011 BA Media Arts, Royal Holloway University of London [2:1]

Selected Exhibitions

2021    I'm Ready To Dance Again, Safehouse I & II, London UK
            
Stone Fifty Six, Bruton Farm, Somerset UK

            Six Sites, Off-Site in Beijing, Bucharest, Edinburgh, Geneva, London & Nice

            Fragments, Off-Site in Japan, U.K & Switzerland & online           

            Postcards from Isolation, University of Innsbruck, Austria

            Heterotopia International Festival, online

            H2oooo, online

2020    Late at Tate, online

            Healing Landscapes, The Cookhouse, London UK

            MY1B VE, online 

            DIY Art Show, Off-site London UK

            The Art Jar, Off-site London UK

            Lockdown, Off-site London UK

            UAL Graduate Showcase, online
            ADV Residency, online
            The Victorian Solarium, online

            The Anti-Rocket, online           

2019    Different Visuals, Lightly Touched, Triangle Gallery, London UK

            Open Studio, UAL Chelsea College of Arts, London UK

2011    Graduate Show, University of London Royal Holloway, London UK

            Doodle Station, Firestation Arts & Culture Centre, Windsor UK

Selected Curated Exhibitions

2014    These New Puritans, Magnetic Field, 180 The Strand London UK
2013    Dinos Chapman, Luftbobler, The Vinyl Factory Soho London UK

            VF Collection, The Vinyl Factory Chelsea London UK.

2012    Lyle Owerko, The Boombox Project, The Vinyl Factory Chelsea

            Tim Noble & Sue Webster, N/O, The Vinyl Factory Chelsea

            Martin Creed, Love to me, The Vinyl Factory Chelsea

            Shepard Fairey, The Vinyl Factory Chelsea

            Grace Jones & Chris Levine, Superstar, The Vinyl Factory Chelsea

2011    Damien Hirst & Flea, The Vinyl Factory Chelsea

            Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones, The Vinyl Factory Chelsea

 

Selected Projects
2014 - 21 The Vinyl Factory Label Releases, online

2015    Doug Aitken, Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening Recordings, Barbican Centre

            Christian Marclay, Live at the White Cube Series

            Jeremy Deller, Factory Records Jukebox, Venice Biennale
2014    Trevor Jackson, FORMAT, Brewer Street Car Park

            Marina Abramovic, An Artist Manifesto, Spoken word recording at Serpentine Gallery

Residencies

2020    ADV Residency, online

2019    Ditch Residency, Crete, GR

Publications

2020    MAFAZINE, Hot Egg 02: An Enquiry, online

            MAFAZINE, Hot Egg 01: The Interviews, online

            A Small Collection of Activities, Downloadable here

Press

The Art Newspaper, Interview

Anti_Rocket, Showcase

She Be Red, Interview

NORSICAA Soho Radio, Interview

Previous Roles

2011 - 14 Curator & Gallery Manager, The Vinyl Factory

2010 - 11 Curator & Gallery Manager, Firestation Arts & Culture Centre
2010    Art Director, Hospital Club

2009    Set Designer, Combined Minds