Jenny Pickett

Jenny Pickett’s practice crosses: sculpture, sound, drawing, video, interactivity and performance. This plurality of mediums garner layers of meaning, she often explores her subject through the influences of sound upon the gaze and visa versa, altering both sonic and visual counterparts, asking the viewer rethink their encounter with the oeuvre. Pickett’s preoccupation lies at the point at which technology (new or ancient) becomes the landscape or the body by accumulating their prior states, our prior norms.

Jenny Pickett is a member of the artists’ collective and cultural project: APO33, and realised various collective works both in contemporary music and visual arts including; GIASO : Great International Streaming Orchestra, Chaoslab and BOT project. Pickett has established and coordinated cross-border collaborations with other artist-run organisations. This has recently led to European grants being awarded to Opensound – a partnership project between 7 countries including UK, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Norway and We Have a Situation… with partners in Austria, Germany, France, The Netherlands, and the UK

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Notable Exhibitions include : Il y à de la soupe dans mes cheveux, Gallery A, Denée (FR) – 2015/ Swallow, Blow, FLow – Kjersten Kjer Museum, Frostrup (DK) – 2015 / BOT : Multiplication du Phénoméne, La Gaterie, Roche sur Yon (FR) – 2014 / EXO-ART, L’Atelier (1 rue de Chateaubriand) – Nantes (FR) – 2013 / Opensound-London, Avairy Studios – London (UK) – 2013 / Screen Compositions 8, New York (US) – 2012 / Une Mouche dans la tête, la Garenen Lemot – Clisson (FR) – 2012 / Dislocated Flesh, Tenderpixel Gallery – London (UK) – 2011 / the engine room, Morely Gallery – London (UK) – 2011 / Nu Alongé, Beyond Signal#3 – Nantes (FR) – 2010 / Mal Au Pixel , Mains d’Oeuvres – Paris (FR) – 2009 / Hearing Ghosts, La Maison rouge – Paris (FR) – 2008

Pickett performs with DIY electronics, prepared guitar and percussion in the projects “Cellule de Bass” and “Solar Return”, “ORGONE” (contemporary percussion group) and “ONsemble” (contemporary musique ensemble).

Selected Performances : WORM – Rotterdam (NL) – 2015, Washington Street art gallery – Boston (US) -2015, Avatar, Quebec (CA) – 2015, Musée des beaux arts, Nantes (FR) – 2014, HTMlles Festival-Montreal (CA) – 2014, Networked Music Festival-Birmingham (UK) – 2014, LE 102, Grenoble (FR) – 2014 ,Hab Gallery – Nantes (FR) – 2013, Metasonic-Lisbon (PT) – 2012 …

Jenny Pickett has Collaborated & Performed with: Julien Ottavi, Romain Papion, Julien Poidevin, Kasper Toeplitz, Eva Ursprung, Phill Niblock, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Shu Lea Cheang, Shelly Knotts, Antye Greie-Ripatti, Kadet Kuhne, Keiko Uenishi, Seamus O’Donnell, Sunshine Frere, Emmanuelle Gibello, Soizic Lebrat, Jerome Joy, Erin Sexton, Phillippe Cavaleri, Helen Varley Jamieson, and others…

Pickett holds a first class BA Honours in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall and an MA in Interactive media: Critical theory and practice with Distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London, studing with Dr Matthew Fuller, Dr Luciana Parisi. She has co-authored articles published by Errant Bodies and IG Kultur Steiermark and has work included in the book Beyond Contemporary Art – by Etan Ilfeld (Vivays Publishing Ltd). Her work is held by various private collectors and she has also released sound works on experimental music labels: FIBRR Records and HUM.REC.

Education

2006-2007: Master in Interactive Media: “Critical Theory and Practice” / Goldsmiths, University of London
2001-2004: Master of Arts – Fine Arts / Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall
2000-2001: National Diploma in Art & Design / Brighton College of Technology

Professional experience

2016-: Artist-worker – National School of Architecture of Nantes
2015-2016: Artist-teacher – Superior School of Fine Arts Nantes Metropole
2015-2016: Artist-worker – e-artsup, digital creative school design and graphics, Nantes
2009-2016: Artist and Project – APO33: artist collective – Nantes, France
2009-2016: Piksel Festival Free / Libre Open Source Design, Bergen (NO)
2007-2009: Artist and coordinator – Area10 Project Space – Medialab – Peckham, London (UK)
2005-2006: Artist-worker – Acle High School, Norfolk (UK)

Pricing & Exchange

2015-2016: Theta Fantomes supported by DICREAM
2014-2015: Subtecture: To the limit of the materials supported by the DICREAM
2013-2014: G.I.A.S.O: Great International Audio Streaming Orchestra supported by the Dicam
2012-2013: We-have a position supported by the EU project Europe-Culture Foundation
2011-2013: OpenSound European project supported by the Grundtvig LLLP
2011-2013: Bot: Compositions Machines Continuum supported by Dicam

Publications

2014: There is Much to Be Done: Towards a Democratising of Cultural Politics in the 21st Century – Published: IG Kultur Steiermark ISBN: 978-3-200-03496-9 – Item included: Art after the crisis.
2012: Beyond Contemporary Art – by Etan Ilfeld. Vivays Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-1908126221 – part included: If I can not have you noone can.
2011: Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2 – Edited by Brandon LaBelle & Claudia Martinho. Errant Bodies; Pap / Com edition ISBN: 978-0-9827439-0-4 -piece included: Dream Sweepers & the murmur of imaginary architectures
2011: Aesthetica Magazine – interveiw on Dislocated Flesh exhibition – Text Bethany Rex

Residential homes

2015: Kirsten Kjer Museum, Frostrup (DK) *
2009/2010: Alphabetville & Zinc / La Friche – Marseille (FR)
2007: ECOS Meeting – Rezé (FR)
2005: Chameleon Biosurfaces John Ines Institute – Norwich (UK) Solo exhibitions
2015 – There’s soup in my hair, Gallery A – Denée
2011 – Dislocated Flesh, Tenderpixel Gallery – London (UK)
2010 – Nu elongated, Beyond signal – Nantes (FR)
2010 – Errm … did you hear something ?, Dirty Square Gallery – London (UK)
2008 – If I Can not Have You, No One Can, Tenderpixel Gallery – London (UK)

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Selection: Collective Exhibitions / Festivals

2015 – CNSA, STWRT24 – Linz (AT)
2015 – Swallow, Blow, Flow. Kirsten Kjer Museum, Frostrup (DK)
2015 – Solar Return, Washington Street Art Gallery, Boston (US)
2015 – Solar Return, Pyramid Gallery, Washington (US)
2015 – Subtecture, Avatar – Quebec (CA)
2014 – Nocturnes, Chapel of Oratiore / Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes (FR)
2014 – BOT: Multiplication of the phenomenon, Gaterier – Roche sur Yon (FR)
2014 – Htmlles Festival, Eastern Bloc – Montreal (CA)
2014 – Network Music Festival, University of Birmingham- Birmingham (UK)
2014 – Liquid Music Festival – Judenburg (AT)
2014 – Ladybug Festival, The Laundry – Lyon (FR)
2013 – Cosmic Power Line, HAB Gallery / Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes (FR)
2013 – An Eye for an Ear Festival, N.K. – Berlin (DE)
2013 – David Tudor’s Rainforest IV Factoreve 2013 – Nantes (FR)
2013 – EXO-ART, L’Atelier (1 rue de Chateaubriand) – Nantes (FR)
2013 – OpenSound avairy Studios – London (UK)
2012 – A Fly in the head, the Garenne Lemot – Clisson (FR)
2012 – Screen Compositions 8, New York (US)
2011 – the engine room, Morley Gallery – London (UK)
2011 – Inauguration, La Fabrique – Nantes (FR)
2010 – The critical space Alphabetville & Zinc / La Friche – Marseille (FR)
2010 – Piksel Festival – Bergen (NO)
2010 – Tourism Traverse, Tenderproduct – London (UK)
2010 – Archipelagos Symposium – Nantes (FR)
2009 – Piksel Festival – Bergen (NO)
2009 – David Tudor Rainforest IV Area 10 Project Space – London (UK)
2009 – Evil In Pixel, Mains d’Oeuvres – Paris (FR)
2009 – The critical space, RIAM – Marseille (FR)
2009 – DIY, School of Art and Design Amiens – Amiens (FR)
2008 – Piksel Festival – Bergen, Norway (NO)
2008 – Beyond Signal # 2 – Area 10 Project Space – London (UK)
2008 – 10/10/10, Tenderpixel Gallery – London (UK)
2008 – Hearing Ghosts, Indisciplines – Nice (FR)
2008 – Hearing Ghosts, La Maison Rouge – Paris (FR)
2008 – Re | Boot ;, Area 10 Project Space – London (UK)
2007 – ECOS 2007 – Nantes (FR)
2007 – 06.07.07, Goldsmiths, University of London -London (UK)
2007 – Destination Area10, Area 10 Project Space – London (UK)
2007 – Bored Sick, The Old Bailey Shoe Factory – Norwich (UK)
2005 – Bofu bofu, Space Gallery – Nottingham (UK)
2004 – Degree Show, Falmouth College of Arts – Falmouth (UK)
2003 – Stuff & Things, Falmouth Arts Center – Falmouth (UK)
2002 – Happy Sunny, Falmouth Arts Center – Falmouth (UK)
2001 – Potatos, Falmouth Arts Center – Falmouth (UK)

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