In Conversation with Rebecca Ackroyd

Marta Orsola Sironi, L'Essenziale Studio, April 15, 2024

Rebecca Ackroyd (1987, Cheltenham, UK) lives and works between Berlin and London. Ackroyd describes her practice as an “ongoing snowball,” a way of making through making in which elements of abstraction and figuration collide into a coherent but enigmatic language. The artist creates body-like sculptures, immersive installations, drawings, and paintings, reflecting on themes such as memory, psychoanalysis, the body, and fragmentation. Moving in-between time and space and the interstices of her own research, Ackroyd investigates the intertwined unfolding of personal and collective history and foundational aspects of human experience. On the occasion of the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Ven- ezia, Kestner Gesellschaft with the support of Peres Project presents the exhibition “Rebecca Ackroyd: Mirror Stage” held at Fondaco Marcello, curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini and part of the Collateral Events programme.