Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street


18 Apr 2014
11:00 - 12:30



Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
Turner Prize exhibition 2012

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

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School of Fine Art Friday Event: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd is one of the best-known performance artists in Britain. She participated in New Contempories in 2004 and was shortlisted for the Beck's Futures prize in 2005. Her contribution to the 2006 Tate Triennial  was a work tilled “The Fall of Man”, a puppet-play based on The Book of Genesis, Paradise Lost  and The German Ideology  . In 2009 her work “Hermitos Children” was included in "Altermodern ", the fourth Tate Triennial. In the 2010 Frieze Art Fair, Chetwynd created a unique performance based on a live game show involving two competing teams, ‘The Oppressed Purée’ and ‘Women Who Refuse To Grow Old Gracefully’. In 2012 (when known as Spartacus Chetwynd) she was nominated for the Turner prize for her solo show at Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Chetwynd makes paintings, carnivalesque performances and sculptural installations utilising handmade costumes and sets. Her work confuses the boundary between performer and spectator, creating an atmosphere of joyful improvisation.

Her works are held in the Saatchi Gallery, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zürich, the Tate, and the British Council collection