Residence Fellowship Program Liz Atkin 18 August to 11 September 2011

Liz Atkin (2008)

British artist Liz Atkin will stay and work at AIAV from 18 August to 11 September 2011.
Liz Atkin is a visual artist based in London. With a background in theatre and dance, physicality underpins her creative practice. Skin is her primary source for corporeal art, both as metaphorical membrane and physical boundary. Her work centres on a multilayered exploration of skin questioning the limits of the body and the potentials for communication across and within the porous textures of light and surfaces. This personal investigation explores body focused repetitive behaviour resulting in a sometimes violent rendering of the body in order to condense it to matter for resculpting.


• Winner: British Women Artists 2010 competition for work Skin/Shed
• The London Paper Self Portrait Award with The Affordable Art Fair March 2008
• Artist in Residence: Genesis Project, Los Angeles, California USA, August 2008

• Liz Atkin at Blackheath Halls, London, May - June 2010
• Liz Atkin Visual Artist at Camden People’s Theatre, London, October 2008
• Liz Atkin Visual Artist at APT Gallery, Creekside, London, May - June 2008

• Luke Pell Performance Maker, ‘In Conversation’ from February 2011: ‘They Come Not As Single Sparrows but in Battalions’ Parallax AF, La Galleria, Royal Arcade, Pall Mall, London
• Lenka H Ryan photographer and sculptor, Photographic and sculptural installation for May Open Studios at Havelock Walk, London 2011
• Dr Simon Park Molecular biologist at University of Surrey work documenting the transformation of skin-carried bacteria, August 2010
• Havelock Walk Participation at Open Studios, May and July 2010
• What NOW at Siobhan Davies Studios for Independent Dance, London, April 2009
• Athina Valha, Dance Artist in Residence at Science Museum, The Listening Post at the Science Museum September 2008
• X - Exhibition of 7 Contemporary Female Artists, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London, 13 – 17 May 2008 A Night to Remember, Performance installation, Albany Theatre, Deptford, London October 2007
• Cameron McNee, Photographer, documenting skin and scars, April – Sept 2007

• North Devon Arts (NDA)
• LABAN, London
• Chester University

• Book: Art2102/Genesis, Los Angeles
• Cover of Siobhan Davies Studios brochure from April –August 2009 Interface Self Portrait
• Cover of Camden People’s Theatre Autumn ‘08 brochure. ‘Acrylic’ Genesis Project

• Masters (Distinction) European Dance Theatre Practice, LABAN, London, Dissertation Title: Skin - Transformation through Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour, 2005 to 2007
• Birkbeck College, University of London, Diploma in Performance Studies 2002 – 2004
• BA (Hons) Drama & Theatre Studies, 2.1, Royal Holloway, University of London, 1995 - 1998

Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Supported by Yamaguchi prefecture, Yamaguchi board of education, Mine city, Mine city board of education

Residence Fellowship Program Liz Atkin

Date:18 August to 11 September 2011

Akiyoshidai International Art Village