Alice Anderson


Alice Anderson

New commission for Coastal Currents Festival.

Saturday 30 August – Sunday 14 September

Dyke and Dean, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA
& Old Record Shop opposite (11-6pm)


Alice Anderson will create a set of new sculptures made of copper mesh which will be displayed for the duration of the festival.

French-Algerian artist Alice Anderson creates beautiful, arresting and tactile artwork and installations by winding or wrapping objects or locations in copper. Recent projects have focused on ‘weaving’ items as small as her laptop or a cola bottle and as large as buildings including the Freud Museum in London.


Material, memory and the relationship between architecture and the body are all integral themes within her work, informing the outcome of the sculptural installation.

Anderson emphasises the properties of the material through careful manipulation, creating a mummified sculpture locked in time and place.

“My aim is to create forms from already existing forms. I mentally project what an object could become and start to wind around it. In that gesture there is something to do with satisfaction, reparation, protection, and preservation.”

Anderson describes her installations as a memory of a gesture made on a large scale. Alice has exhibited extensively internationally showing work alongside Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Helen Chadwick and Mona Hatoum.

Recent, current and forthcoming projects:

Alice Anderson’s Travelling Factory, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; White Light, 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, Venice; British Contemporary Art, Rizzordi Art Foundation, St Petersburg; Interchange Junctions, works around Yinka Shonibare, Howick Place, London; Entre fiction et réalité, Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris; Cube, Public sculpture, Parco Leonardo, Bergamo; Alice Anderson: Archeologies, National Museum of Tokyo, Japan; Alice Anderson sculptures, enArts Foundation, Kyoto; Alice Anderson: Memory Movements Memory Objects, Wellcome Collection, London; Objectified, New Sculptures, Saatchi Gallery, London.

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