Artist based in East London and Essex

b.1991


Rebecca Moss is an artist based in Essex and East London. Her practice humorously explores an embodied and feminist relationship with landscape. Her work draws on the idea of slapstick performance as subjectivity, transforming the way that humanity relates to the landscape and non-human animals.  Her work takes the form of site-responsive absurdist videos, performances, sculptures and interventions.




Education
 
  • 2022 - Constellations programme, exploring the expanded field of public art, with UP Projects, Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial
  • 2017 - MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, with distinction in Critical and Historical Studies (dissertation)
  • 2013 - BA Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, first class



Solo Exhibitions and Events

2021
  • Growing Pains, screening of new works inspired by Unnatural Selection summer residency, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent 

2019
  • A Panel Discussion, Jerwood Staging Series, event focused on slapstick comedy, absurdities and feminisms. Curated by Harriet Cooper and Lauren Houlton, Jerwood Gallery, London
  • From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, exhibition curated by Anna Bargiel, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow



Group Exhibitions

2022
  • (Upcoming) Depictions of Living 2022, Venice
  • Jerwood Survey II, Site Gallery, Sheffield, final leg of touring exhibition.
  • The Amber Room at Reference Point Library, London. Curated by Rosie Reed
  • Southend on Shorts, A Big Screen short film event, The Odeon cinema, Southend-on-Sea

2021
  • BEANO: THE ART OF BREAKING THE RULES, Somerset House, curated by Andy Holden. 
  • Jerwood Survey II, nominated by artists Wood & Harrison. Touring exhibition opening at g39 Cardiff; Jerwood Gallery, London and Site Gallery, Sheffield
  • Z (Don't Panic, Kiss Me), Galeria Studio BWA Wroclaw, to coincide with New Horizons Festival, Poland, curated by Ewa & Stach Szablowska
  • Off Trail, AIR Gallery, Manchester, curated by Sam Carvosso
  • Here/Her: A Walk Along the Edge of the City, a screening of a new commission curated by Lu Williams for the Thames Estuary Festival, Metal Culture UK
  • Monitor 3.0 and Monitor 3.1, curated by Jamie Hanton, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand


2020
  • Digital exhibition of 80 artist sculpture proposals for The High Line Plinth, New York
  • The Sea is Glowing, Exportdrvo, curated by Inke Arns, Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture, Croatia
  • Little Animal, online video screening event exploring human and animal interactions, curated by Milo Creese
  • Hoxtopia, final digital exhibition of Hoxton Street digital proposals with the PEER Ambassadors at PEER Gallery, London
  • What is She? Screening of short videos with feminist NOHAT Collective, at Andy Holden's studio Ex-Baldessarre
  • Depictions of Living - Art and Activism in time of climate crisis, curated by Roshanak Khakban, The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London.


2019
  • Open House, Open Door, exhibition during Open House London Architecture Weekend. An exhibition of proposals for a new front door for PEER Gallery, Hoxton, by the PEER Ambassador group (ages 17-24). Curated with Alice White, Curator for Local Audiences, PEER Gallery
  • 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, theme: Dimensions of Publicness, Museum of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria, selected by Vasif Kortun, Berta Sichel and Anton Staykov
  • YIKES! A celebration of awkward performance. Live art and moving image event, organised by Cameryn Moore and Sandra Sordini, Berlin.
  • Screening of International Waters, Department of Visual Art of the Antwerp Academy


2018
  • TBCTV - screening of three works as part of a moving image installation by artists Mel Brimfield, Ewan Jones Morris and Chloe Lamford, Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House, Frieze Week
  • The Fourplay Conceptual Theatre Group invited playwrights to make work in response to the video High Tide (Sausage). The work was screened, alongside the performances, in Paris
  • The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival screening of all past participants, Art Week Exeter
  • Screening of artist moving image work, Pacto Collective @ Deptford Cinema, curated by Natalia Skobeeva.


2017
  • Directing the Real: Artists’ Films and Video in the 2010s, selected and curated by Leonardo Bigazzi. Touring exhibition: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence; Passerelle Centre d'art Contemporain, Brest.
  • Gstaadfilm International Festival for Short Art Films, Centro Cultural Terminal Goes, Uruguay
  • Wide Open at SMU Meadows School of the Arts Pollock Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Curated by Sofia Bastidas and Guillermo Leon Gomez.
  • 23 Days at Sea Container Ship Residency Exhibition, Access Gallery, Vancouver
  • Harvest Short Film Shortlist, Food, Farming and the Land, Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset. Selected by Robin Baker, Hope Dickson Leach and Robert Macfarlane
  • Premiers Films festival, Malakoff, Paris
  • Future Generation Art Prize 21 shortlisted artists at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice Biennale
  • MA Degree show, Royal College of Art
  • A BROKEN LINK, Video screening of Power Ballad at Golden Age Cinema, Sydney, Australia
  • Future Generation Art Prize shortlist exhibition, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev
  • RCA Sculpture response to the Joachim Koester exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London
  • Stick or Twist at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester


2016
  • The Bomb Factory Autumn Artist Film Festival, London
  • OTHER, curated by the RCA Feminist Society, Courtyard Gallery 1, RCA, London
  • POMP, Safehouse 1 and 2, Peckham, London
  • RCA/ECA Exchange Show, Edinburgh Sculpture Courts
  • Work in Progress (WIP) Show, Royal College of Art


2015
  • The Forum Big Screen, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
  • Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol. Selected by Gordon Dalton, Kypros Kyprianou and Juliet Lennox
  • The Tomorrow People, selected and curated by Elevator Gallery, London


2013
  • CAISSA Rising Artists - Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • More or Less - Peckham Springs, with May Hands and Jack Wilkinson, London
  • Leverhulme Art Scholars show, selected by Gareth Bell-Jones, Lotte Juul-Petersen and Bryony Graham. Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
  • Woon Art Prize finalists at Gallery North (BALTIC 39 and Northumbria University) Newcastle. Curated by Christine Borland
  • Film screening at Flat Time House, Peckham, London



Residencies

  • 2021 - Unnatural Selection, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  • 2016 - 23 Days at Sea Container Ship Residency, Access Gallery, Vancouver
  • Oct 2013/14 - UAL Lifeboat Studio Residency Award, supported by Artquest, ArtsTemps, ACAVA studios
  • 2013 - Leverhulme Scholarship summer school residency at Wysing Arts Centre, on the theme of 'Hidden Systems and Structures.'



Prizes/Grants/Commissions

  • 2021 - Thames Estuary Festival, commissioned psychogeographic walk by Metal Culture UK
  • 2021 - Nomination for The Arts Foundation Award for Visual Art
  • 2020 - Nomination to propose an artwork for The High Line Plinth, New York
  • 2019 - Nomination for Paul Hamlyn Award
  • 2019 - PEER Notices commissioned artist, PEER Gallery, Hoxton, London. Working with 17-23 year old PEER Ambassadors to develop site-responsive public artworks in the east London area
  • 2017 - Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, shortlisted
  • 2016 - Villiers David Travel Award, RCA
  • 2016 - The Annex Collection Acquisition Award, TACUK, shortlisted
  • 2015 - Commission for sculptural intervention on the Bristol Channel coast, Somerset Art Works
  • 2015 - Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust Grant for Lions Project
  • 2015 - The Elephant Trust Grant for Lions Project
  • 2015 - Essex Community Foundation Grant to support Masters degree at the RCA
  • 2013 - Woon Art Prize (BALTIC 39 and Northumbria University), Judges' Discretionary Award



Talks and Teaching

  • 2022 - Spatial Dysfunction, ICA London, Fri 10th June 
  • 2022 - Articulate Podcast, interview and discussion with Divya Sharma
  • 2022 - PEER Gallery, presentation and discussion event about urban interventions, with Vlatka Horvat, Andy Field & Beckie Darlington, Maria Mahfooz, and Graeme Miller
  • 2022 - International Womens Day Screening event with artist Rebecca Davies at Metal, Southend
  • 2022 - PEER Gallery, experimental workshop with local over 50s group in response to the Vlatka Horvat show. 
  • 2022 - CAST Cornwall, screening and presentation of short films in The Black Box space, invited by Teresa Gleadowe
  • 2022 - CAST Cornwall, Saturday Club workshop with local teenagers inspired by Fischli & Weiss’ The Way Things Go
  • 2021 - Imagining Public Sculpture, workshop with The Portland Inn Project, Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2021 - Film Club, April Fools Day event with artist Rebecca Davies, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2021 - Artist presentation and discussion with Milton Keynes College
  • 2020 - Metal Future Network Shorts, Instagram Live presentation
  • 2020 - UCA Farnham Visiting Lecturer
  • 2018 - Digifest video workshop, with Milo Creese, responding to the Get Out and Push! exhibition, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
  • 2018 - Artist presentation in conversation with Anna Smolak at Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, Poland
  • 2017 - Digifest video workshop, responding to the Maximum Overdrive exhibition, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
  • 2015 - Writtle College,  visiting artist for the BA Fine Art students, Essex, invited by Michael Szpakowski
  • 2014 - Lifeboat Residency Seminar, Camberwell College of Arts






All images © Rebecca Moss, 2022