Alice Theobald

Alice Theobald draws upon a mixture of pop and underground cultural references as she develops multifaceted performances using music, installation, and video. Theobald’s performance and video works reference they hybrid nature of their construction through playing with the metaphorical potential of language, sound, and movement while directly addressing accepted concepts of spectacle and emotion. Theobald frequently works in collaboration with a cast of non-professional actors and performers and employs repetition as a strategy to interrogate the unstable relationship between art, communication and representation.

Alice Theobald lives and works in London and graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2014. In February of 2014 she presented I’ve said yes now, that’s it. for the Chisenhale Gallery’s Interim programme. In 2013 she completed the Gasworks, London International Performance Residency. Selected performances, exhibitions, and film screenings include:  I’ve said yes now, that’s it., Outpost, Norwich (2014); AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2013), Spike Island, Bristol (2014); Young London, V22, London (2013); They Keep Putting Words In My Mouth! An Operetta of Sorts, Pilar Corrias, London (2013); Situation|Event, Gasworks, London (2013); Stage Night, The Horse Hospital, London (2013); Hi-teen carnival, And/Or Gallery, London (2013); 6th Tropical Lab, ICA, Singapore (2012).

Born 1985 in Leicester, UK
Lives and works in London

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
They keep putting words in my mouth! An operetta of sorts, Pilar Corrias, London – UK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
P/N/19 FOAM, Mat Jenner, Project/Number, London – UK

2013
V22 Young London 2013, V22 Biscuit Factory, London – UK Home Theater, Baro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil – BR
Home Theatre, Baro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil – BR
Situation/Event, Gasworks, London – UK
Premiums Interim Show, The Royal Academy, London – UK

2012
6th Tropical Lab, curated by Charles Merewether, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS) – SG

2011
Hi-teen Carnival (curated by PAST PROJECTS), in conjunction with exhibition Lets Be Civil by GANDT, And/Or Gallery, London – UK

2010
Salon de Refuses, Studio 1.1, London – UK Open Studios, West Side Studios, London – UK
Open Studios, West Side Studios, London – UK

2007
Shot by the Sea, Claremont Art Space: Hastings Film Festival, Hastings – UK
Goldsmiths Degree Show 07, Goldsmiths College, London – UK
Crème de la Menthe-aliste, Sassoon Gallery, London – UK

SELECTED PERFORMANCES AND FILM SCREENINGS

2014
Marmalade Me, South London Gallery, London – UK
I’ve said yes now, that’s it., Outpost, Norwich – UK 
After/Hours/Drop/Box, Spike Island, Bristol – UK
I’ve said yes now, that’s it., Chisenhale Gallery, London – UK

2013
AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford – UK
Ora Serrata: The Boundary Between the Retina and the Ciliary Body, Cashama, Harlem Art Festival, New York – US
Dover Street Arts Club, curated by Gregor Muir, London – UK
Stage Night, The Horse Hospital (curator: Tai Shani, London – UK
No Doubt What They Saw, The Victorian Vaults, London – UK

2012
AFTER/HOURS/DROPBOX, And/Or Gallery, London – UK
What You Once Thought Was Real, 113 Dalston Lane, London – UK

2011
I Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Life Drawing Room, Royal Academy Schools, London – UK
Performance in conjunction with exhibition The Pedestrians Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima, South London Gallery, London – UK

2010
The Coelacanth Journal Launch, Performance, Vilma Gold, London – UK

2009
A Taste of the Kitchen Sink, presented by The Coelacanth Press, South London – UK
Cultural Centre, London – UK
One Hand Clap – Foot Chat, Ada Street Gallery, London – UK
Club Pacific, Performance with Design A Wave, Life, London – UK
Spartacus Chetwyned’s Helmut Newton Ladies Nights, GSK Contemporary: Event Horizon, Royal Academy of Arts, London – UK

2008
The Romantic Meets the Ridiculous, Director Lounge, Pictura Gallery, Rotterdam – NL

EDUCATION

Royal Academy Schools, London, 2014
Goldsmiths, University of London BA, 2007
Winchester School of Art, 2004

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2014
Artist Residency, Wysing Arts Centre
Artist Residency, The Performance Studio, London

2013
Triangle International Artists Workshop, Omani Society of Fine Arts, Muscat Situation/Event, Gasworks International Performance Residency
Holbeck Trust Scholarship
Hiscox Award

2012
6th Tropical Lab Residency, La Salle, Singapore
Leverhulme Scholarship

Alice Theobald at South London Gallery, London

Alice Theobald at South London Gallery, London

Alice Theobald is included in the film screening Marmalade Me at South London gallery on 13 August, 2014. This screening programme takes the writings of Jill Johnston as a starting point to look at a selection of recent works that address … More

Alice Theobald at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Alice Theobald at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Alice Theobald is one of five artists have been selected to be in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre for six weeks during late autumn 2014. As part of the residency Alice will develop a new work that taps into over-arching theme of … More

Alice Theobald at The Performance Studio, London

Alice Theobald at The Performance Studio, London

Alice Theobald is the second artist to take up residency in The Performance Studio’s current home in New Quebec Street near to Marble Arch in Central London. Her recent performance at Chisenhale Gallery in February 2014 – I’ve said yes … More

Alice Theobald at Project/Number, London

Alice Theobald at Project/Number, London

Project/Number presents Foam, an on-going peripatetic project by artist Mat Jenner. Conceived as both a platform for experimental commissioning and an expansive artwork, Foam explores the condition of the contemporary art object and its problematised relationship to spectatorship, dissemination, presence and display. … More

Alice Theobald at Outpost, Norwich

Alice Theobald at Outpost, Norwich

OUTPOST presents I’ve said yes now, that’s it, a new performance by Alice Theobald commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and adapted for presentation at  OUTPOST. Combining video and installation, music, vocal experimentation and layers of pop and sub cultural references, Theobald’s practice repeatedly … More

Alice Theobald at Spike Island, Bristol

Alice Theobald at Spike Island, Bristol

Alice Theobald will premiere a live performance as part of artist John Lawrence’s After/Hours/Drop/Box one-day programme at Spike Island. In an effort to explore the influence of the music video on contemporary art practices, the evening will include a diverse … More

Alice Theobald at Chisenhale Gallery, London

Alice Theobald at Chisenhale Gallery, London

Alice Theobald’s I’ve said yes now, that’s it. will be featured as part of Chisenhale Gallery’s Interim programme, showcasing event-based projects taking place between exhibitions and commissioned specifically for Chisenhale’s unique gallery space. Continuing in a practice that interrogates the unstable relationship between art, … More

Alice Theobald at Modern Art Oxford

Alice Theobald at Modern Art Oxford

Alice Theobald will premiere a new performance in the forthcoming event, After/Hours/Drop/Box at Modern Art Oxford, seeking to examine the history and influence of the music video on contemporary art.  Others artists contributing to the event include Patrick Coyle, Gery Georgieva, … More

Alice Theobald at Young London 2013

Alice Theobald at Young London 2013

Alice Theobald is included in Young London 2013. This is the third in V22′s series of annual exhibitions which present a snapshot of emerging cultural and artistic attitudes and trends in London as perceived by a new generation of young … More

Alice Theobald at Gasworks, London

Alice Theobald at Gasworks, London

Alice Theobald, who will have a solo exhibition at Pilar Corrias this September, currently has a residency at GASWORKS as part of SITUATION|EVENT (SIT|EV) a 60-day programme exploring live, durational and participatory contemporary art practice, bringing audiences in direct contact … More