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Performing Drawology: Featured Artist: John Court 08 February 2016

John Court

John Court was born in 1969 in Bromley, Kent.  He graduated from Camberwell School of Art, London in 1994 and from Norwich School of Art and Design in 1997 with a degree in Sculpture.  He moved to Finland in 1997, and was awarded a three year grant by the Arts Council of Finland.  He lives and works in Lapland, close to the Arctic Circle.

Court has exhibited extensively in Scandinavia, and performed by invitation at major events such 7a*11d in Toronto, Canada, DigitaLive Guangzhou, China, 2014; SpaceX Gallery, Exeter, UK, 2012; Guangzhou Live Art Festival in China and ANTI Contemporary Art Festival , Finland, both 2010; the Venice Biennale, 2005 and the Liverpool Biennial, 2004.

John Court’s performances interweave personal experiences encountered from childhood to the present day. John left school unable to read or write.  He interacts with modified versions of familiar objects that featured throughout the difficult times of his formal education; objects such as desks, dictionaries, pencils and paper.  He worked on building sites in and around London for many years before being introduced to art.

RESIDENCE AND DISCUSSION SESSIONS:
Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 February (inclusive)
Progress discussion: Tuesday 9 February, 2 pm – 3 pm
Summary discussion: Wednesday 10 February, 4 pm – 5 pm

More info: www.johncourtnow.com

IMAGE: John Court

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