Artists

Nadia Hebson

b. 1974 Romsey, UK –  lives and works in Newcastle, UK

Works

Yes, no, no, Acrylic, Gesso, Board, 60 x 40 x 5cm, 2015

Ramberg/Turbeville Part 1, Acrylic, Gesso, Board, Digital Print, 400 x 500 x 10 cm, installation view, So, Mauve, Vienna, 2015

No, yes, yes, Acrylic, Gesso, Board, 50 x 50 x 4cm, 2016

Cuff for DS, Acrylic, Gesso, Board, 40 x 40 x 40cm, 2016

Ammo, Oil on Canvas, 49 x 38.5 x 3cm, 2017

Double Hesitation revisited, Oil on Linen, 58 x 45 x 4cm, 2017

Parallel Manipulation revisited, Oil on Canvas, 49 x 38.5 x 3cm, 2017

9th - 11th February 2017, 'Making Women's Art Matter: New Approaches to the Careers and Legacies of Women Artist', Paul Mellon Centre, London, collaborative conference co-convened by Hana Leaper and Nadia Hebson

9th -11th February 2017, Dear. For. To. Katie Schwab at 'Making Women's Art Matter: New Approaches to the Careers and Legacies of Women Artists', Paul Mellon Centre, London, collaborative conference co-organised by Hana Leaper and Nadia Hebson

Bio

Nadia Hebson make paintings, both figurative and abstract, objects and text which are intimately but indirectly, linked to the conventions and history of painting. Working obliquely with the legacy of women artists, her work has sought to comprehend the relationship between painting, biography, persona and clothing; most recently through a consideration of the work of artists Winifred Knights b. 1899 d. 1947 and Christina Ramberg b. 1947 d. 1995.

Nadia Hebson studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy Schools. She is a Lecturer in Fine Art at Newcastle University. Interested in the divisive notion of ‘an appropriate education for women’ she runs the reading group, an open reading project that explores the subjective female voice in literature.

Solo Exhibitions

2015

can you forgive her?, Drop City, Newcastle

2014

can you forgive her?, Mauve, Vienna, Austria

2013

Moda WK, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium

2011

From Flemish Portraiture to Czech Cubist Furniture, Volta NY, USA

2009

September, DLI Museum, Durham, UK

2007

Lusqvarna, Landguard Fort, English Heritage

2005

Grand Mal, Transition, London

2003

Goria, Transition, London
Phantasmagoria, Chapter, Cardiff

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

a text and reading for Hotel Ufer, in collaboration with Sophie Macpherson

2016

Vases for Hotel Ufer, Drop City at Hotel Ufer, Dusseldorf

2016

Drop City Centre, Laing Gallery, Newcastle

2015

We (not I), Artists Space, New York, conversation on Christina Ramberg and Winifred Knights

2015

So, Drop City at Mauve, Vienna

2013

Corridor Plateau VI, Autocentre, Berlin

2013

Corridor Plateau V, The Northern Charter, Newcastle

2013

The Walser Cycle, Fig. 1, performance of 3 Robert Walser plays with Paul Becker and Tess Denman-Cleaver, Baltic 39, Newcastle

2013

Moda WK, Vane, Newcastle, curatorial project with Titania Seidl and Holly Antrum

2012

The Dorian Project, Second Guest, New York

2012

The Continuation of Romance, Rosenfeld Porcini, London

2011

400 Women, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

2011

MTR, Sophie Macpherson, Alex Frost, Jim Skuldt, Paul Becker, AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp

2009

Disciples of Cranach, Utrophia, London

2008

Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London

2008

The Director's Apartment, British School at Rome, Rome

2008

Awapbapadoowap, Transition, London

2008

The Painting Room, Transition, London

2007

Salon Nouveau, Englholm Engelhorn, Vienna

2007

The Whiteness of the Whale: Anna-Karin Jansson, Reece Jones, and Nadia Hebson, Transition, London

2006

The Portrait, V22, London

2006

Fable: Nadia Hebson, Zoe Mendelson, Joel Tomlin, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff

Awards and Research Grants

2014

Arts Council England Award

2012

Arts Council England Award

2009

Arts Council England Award for Publication Nadia Hebson Paintings

2008

Winner Sovereign European Art Prize 2008, selected by Philly Adams, Tim Marlow, Jarvis Cocker, Alan Yentob

2008

Shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Fellowship Programme

2007

Arts Council England Award

2006

Arts Council England Award

2004

Duveen Woman Artist Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2003

BOC Emerging Artist Award selected by Mathew Collings and Peter Blake

Lecturing

2013

MAD FAC, Hasselt, Belgium

2013

University of Teesside

2013

Northumbria University

2010–

Newcastle University, 0.5 Lecturer in Fine Art

2009–10

University of Kent

2008–9

University of Sunderland

2007–9

UWIA, Visiting Lecturer

2006

Royal Academy Schools, Visiting Lecturer Painting

2006

Royal College of Art, Visiting Lecturer, Printmaking

2004–5

L’École Des Beaux Arts Toulouse, France

2003–4

Wimbledon School of Art, London

Residencies

2014

Vytlacil Residency Programme, New York

2013

Lokaal 01, Antwerp

2012

British School at Rome

2010

Air Antwerpen, Antwerp

2008–9

Durham Cathedral Residency

2004–5

Lecturing Residency, L’École des Beaux Arts Toulouse

Fellowships and Scholarships

2008

Derek Hill Foundation Scholar, The British School at Rome

2001

Painting Research Fellow, University of Wales Institute Cardiff

Recent Publications, Talks and Performances

2014

MODA WK, Nadia Hebson, designed by Kaisa Lassinaro and published by AND Public, London, ISBN 978-1-908452-48-1

2014

Christina Ramberg, conversation with Sophie Macpherson on the legacy of Christina Ramberg, during the exhibition Christina Ramberg, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow International 2014

2013

Winifred Knights, Nadia Hebson, Persona, published by Archive Books, Berlin, edited by Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmidt

2013

Cadavere Quotidiano, edited by Paul Becker, Alex Cecchetti and Francesco Pedraglio, text on Winifred Knights, published by X-TRA, Los Angeles

2013

East Coast West Coast, with Paul Becker, X Marks the Bokship, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

2013

Painting Symposium, with Merlin James and Dexter Dalwood, Newcastle University

2013

Paradox, ELIAS Expanding Legacies Conference, Granada, paper-An appropriate education for Women/Winifred Knights

Film

1995

Career Girls, Mike Leigh

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