Emma Papworth is an artist based in London, currently doing her Masters at Goldsmiths.

Drawing influence from elements of twentieth century architecture and modern cityscape, she makes sculptures and installations that look curiously at urban environments we inhabit.

She is interested in how architecture is deeply engaged with the metaphysical question of the self and the world, interiority and exteriority, time duration, and represents the changing values of the times. She would like my work to question the urban environments we inhabit drawing on materials and forms that express their age and history, to form speculative futures that enable contemplations on nature, built environments, community and long timescales.





Education:


2021 - 2025 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
BFA The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University


Exhibitions:

2024 Le Petit Mort, APT Gallery, London, UK

2023 Concrete Whispers, Brutal Dreams, Shtager Shch, London, UK
2023 Hemispheres, Alice Black Gallery, London, UK
2023 Rising to Float, Greatorex Street, London, UK 
2023 Subterranean Organ, Crypt Gallery, London, UK
2023 Galerie GRÖLLE Passprojects, Wuppertal, DE
2023 Taste the Difference, Loess Collective, London, UK

2022 Ancient Vessels, APT Gallery, London, UK 
2022 Present Tense, Goldsmiths MFA, London, UK
2022 Dovetail, Martello Street, London, UK
2022 At the Edge of the Safehouse, Safe House 1&2, London, UK 
2022 Winter Sculpture Park, Gallery 32, UK
2022 Modern Relics, FOLD, London, UK

2021 ON HOLD, Goldsmiths, London, UK
2021 RELIC, APT Gallery, London, UK
2021 VERTICAL MERGER, Uncovered Collective, London, UK

2020 One Can Play More than One, Norrbyskär Konsthall, SE
2020 ATOMIC, Schimmel Projects Art Centre, Brixen, IT
2020 SPAZI VUOTI, Bow Arts, Ice House Courts, London UK

2019 Bare Lines, Safe House 1, London, UK
2019 And Proceed To Fill The Next Fold, The Future, Galleri 21, Malmö, SE

2018 Some Places Exist Only Once, Schimmel Projects Art Centre, Dresden, DE
2018 When You Travel in Time, Leave Nothing Behind, Lewisham Art House, London, UK
2018 H-Block Components, The Art House, Wakefield, UK
2018 RUNG, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

2017 Footsteps on the Roof, with Vince Deng, Cypher Space, Berlin, DE
2017  About the Undone, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, DE
2017  CYPHER 0.3, Cypher Space, Berlin, DE


Curated Exhibitions

2022 Ancient Vessels, co-curated with Noelle Turner, APT Gallery, London
2021 RELIC, APT Gallery, London
2021 A Space to Hold the Gaze, LILIYA, London
2021 A Call Across Rooms, LILIYA, London