Inspired by gardens that drip with myths, mysticism and metaphorical associations to female bodies, Powell-Williams responds and reimagines Southwark Park, combining its rich history with her own personal experiences.
Candida Powell-Williams has an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (2011) and a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art London (2009). Her sculptures and performances explore the instability of memory and storytelling. Her work is informed by an exploration of visual patterns and human ways of ordering the chaotic universe, examining the connection between objects, action and belief through a female lens.
Recent exhibitions include 'Orbit within the Echoes', a performance as part of Whitechapel Gallery’s Nocturnal Creatures (2021), 'The Gates of Apophenia', Bosse & Baum London (2019); 'Command Lines', Void Gallery Northern Ireland (2019); 'Lessness, still quorum', performance, Serpentine Galleries, London (2018); 'Boredom and its Acid Touch', Frieze Live, London (2017); 'Tongue Town', Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo (2017); 'Cache', Art Night Associate Programme, London (2017); 'Vernacular History of the Golden Rhubarb', Bosse & Baum Gallery, London (2017); PIC performance festival, Melbourne, Australia (2016); 'Coade’s Elixir-an occupation', Hayward Gallery, London (2014). Powell-William’s is the recipient of the 2018 Mother Art Prize, she was recently Artist in Residence at The Warburg Institute London and other awards include the Sainsbury Scholarship at the British School at Rome (2012-13), the Paris Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, (2010), Eric and Jean Cass Sculpture Award (2010-2011). As well as being reviewed widely her work is discussed by Dr Edwin Coomasaru in ‘British Art and the Environment, Changes, Challenges and Responses since the Industrial Revolution’ published by Routledge in 2021. In 2022 she will be exhibiting in Whitechapel Gallery's The London Open.
Candida Powell-Williams is represented by Bosse & Baum, London
This exhibition is generously supported by The Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment, Ada's Circle (Aude Fourcade, Marcelle Joseph, Bosse & Baum) and Arts Council England.