I am drawn to a history of the function and treatment of objects, in particular my own values and associations that they hold. These links simultaneously inform physical interaction and hold a deep emotional capacity.
Raising these crossovers and points of experiential blurring between history and present touch, I make Sculpture that holds a premise for performance rooted in functionality and expression.
Exploring directly how and where the body enters an object, through interaction and physical experimentation, I capture moments that redefine and reframe the function of the human body. Making objects to inform my live performances and ultimately photographing the amalgamation produced; I revaluate how my body is perceived through the lens of the object.
‘Where the handle meets the hand to produce the thing’.
There is a constant re-digestion of my work and one line of enquiry may have many lives, from sculpture, to live experiences to photographic images.
Alicia Fidler (born 1990) originally from Bracknell, Berkshire, is a performance and sculpture artist based in London. After graduating from Chelsea College of Art in 2012 she was awarded the ‘This is This’ studio award culminating in a solo show in the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground.
In 2018 she graduated from the MFA in sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art.
Since her masters she has participated in the San Mei Residency in Chengdu China and Neon Festival Dundee.
She is currently represented by Kalinca Costa Soderlund / Arriere Garde Gallery in Brazil.
She lives and works in London
2009 – 2012 BA Hons Fine Art Degree, Chelsea College of Art and design
2016 – 2018 MFA Slade School of Fine Art
2016– 2018 Felix Slade Award, Full Studentship for MFA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art
2012 This is This Award
Selected Past Exhibitions
2012 Eleven trees, Swinley Forest, Bracknell
2012 Faill, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea, London
2013 Fresh Air Show, Quenington, Gloucestershire
2014 Headington Artist in Residence Show, Oxford
2014 TOI, Headington, Oxford
2014 Points Of Contact, Mori + Stein, Camberwell, London
2015 FROM, Hotel Elephant, Elephant and Castle, London
2015 Little Mountains, Embassy Tea Gallery, Southwark London
2016 Progress/ Regress, Crypt Gallery, London
2016 Art Against The Arms Fair, SET, London
2017 Bloomsbury Studio performance, London
2018 The First Blast, SET, London
2018 Slade MA / MFA Degree Show, London
2018 Criss Cross, Blue Roof Gallery, Chengdu, China
2018 Flesh and Finitude, Generator Projects, Neon Festival, Dundee, Scotland
Artist in Residence
2013 Fresh Air, Gloucestershire
2013 -2014 Headington School, Oxford
2016 Cody Dock Art School, London
2018 San Mei Gallery Residency, Chengdu, China
2018 Neon Festival, Dundee, Scotland
2014 – 2018 Curator and Co Founder of Workshop 53. A non-profit community gallery and artist workshop space.