Bloomberg New Contemporaries artist 2017
New Contemporaries London Exhibition - Block 336, London, 27 January - 3 March 2018
House of Illustration Artist in residence - exhibition 30 Mar to 8 July
Christy has immersed herself in the world of the people of a public gallery with a fascinating remit, she has researched the inner workings of Arts administration, how it functions, what the restraints are and how it relates to the outside world. Christy will have a solo show of the resulting work in the South gallery of The House of Illustration in March.
The judges – House of Illustration curator Olivia Ahmad, Eye Magazine editor John Walters and last year’s residents Nous Vous Collective – said:
From a field of outstanding candidates, we are delighted to have awarded House of Illustration’s 2017 residency to Christy Burdock. We were struck by Christy’s intrepid and sensitive explorations of closed communities and her drawn accounts that layer observation, memory and metaphor. For the next six months, Christy will immerse herself in the ‘micro-societies’ emerging from House of Illustration – we very much look forward to the outcome.