Adeline de Monseignat is a sculptor who lives and works between London and Mexico City. Her work translates an interest in psychology, mythology, urban legends, anthropology and other literary sources which refer to birth, fertility, anthropomorphism and the uncanny. Through the process of sculpting, the artist aims to provide physicality and functionality to such intangible concepts. Adeline works primarily with organic, mineral, sensual, strong yet vulnerable materials such as fur, glass, textiles, steel and marble that aim to echo the human body’s qualities, vulnerabilities and potentialities.
Education: BA in Language and Culture at UCL (2009), Art Foundation at the Slade School of Fine Art (2010), MA in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School (2011).
Selected exhibitions include: 'O' at Ronchini, London (solo show, 2018); 'L'Attesa' at Exchiesetta, Polignano a Mare (solo show, 2017); 'Home' at Ronchini, London (solo show, 2014); 'Skulpturenpark' at Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna (2018), 'Polarities' at Totah, New York (2018), ‘Synergia’ at Galeria de Arte Méxicano, Mexico City (group show, 2018); 'Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer' at William Benington (2017); 'Force of Nature' curated by James Putnam, Mile End Art Pavilion, London (2017); ‘House of Penelope’, Gallery 46, London (2017); 'UK/raine' at Saatchi Gallery, London (2015); ‘Whispers’ curatorial project at Ronchini, London (2015); 'Time to Hit the Road' at Leila Heller; New York (2014); ‘Articulate’ curated by Jeremy Lewison at Victoria Miro (2013); ‘The London Project’ curated by Gerson Zevi at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2013); ‘The Uncanny’ curated by James Putnam at Ronchini, London (2013); 'Dead Inside' at Bleecker St Arts Club, New York (2013); 'The Future Can Wait' at Victoria House, London (2013); 'The Threadneedle Prize' at the Mall Galleries, London (2012).
Selected awards and residencies include: Royal Society of Sculptors Bursary Awards (2013), Fack West London Art Prize (2013), The Catlin Art Prize (Visitor's Vote Prize Winner, 2012) and Arcadia Missa Gallery Prize (2011). Selected Screenings: 'In The Flesh' at Freud Museum, London (2016), Exeter Phoenix (2016), Chimney Art Festival, New York (2017).
Portrait © Manfredi Gioacchini 2018