Maeve Rendle is a British artist living in Preston, Lancashire. Working with video and performance she compares the experience of a scripted work, to that of an art work enacting a real time task. She uses video to preserve unfolding moments illustrative of effort in a performance, and she uses the discipline of the performer to help reveal unintentional truths. Moments of transcendence, wherever they are encountered, become found objects to be pulled apart then reassembled within new structures, drawing our attention to the peculiarities of human experience.

Recent projects include solo exhibitions I Remember All, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Gabriel’s Gretta, Grettas Gabriel at The International 3, Salford and Unframe at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. Group exhibitions New and recent acquisitions for the Grundy Collection, Grundy Art Gallery, Die Dritte Hand Last Exit Painting, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, The Way We Do Art Now, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Performances at Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester Contemporary, Poppositions Brussels and London Art Fair. She was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Arts in 2014 and for the Northern Art Prize in 2008. In July 2018 she will be making a performance and solo presentation of What cannot be turned aside at Contemporary Forward Rochdale.

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