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Catherine Elwes (born 1952) is a British artist, curator and critic working predominantly in the field of women's video art.[1][2] She was born in St Maixent, France.[3] She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and graduated with an MA in Environmental Media from the Royal College of Art[4] and began working with video in the 1980s. In 1979 Elwes performed Menstruation II, a three-day performance at the Slade which lasted for the duration of a menstrual period.[5] Elwes was a major contributor to the exhibition of video art at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, curating About Time: Video, Performance and Installation by 21 Women Artists in 1980 together with Rose Garrard and Sandy Nairne.[6]

Catherine Elwes
Born1952
EducationSlade School of Fine Art
Royal College of Art
StyleVideo art

She is currently director of the Digital Editing Research Programme at Camberwell College of Art in London.[7]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Catherine Elwes". LUX Online. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ Elwes, Catherine (2000). Video Loupe: a collection of essays by and about the videomaker and critic. London: KT Press. p. 188. ISBN 0953654109.
  3. ^ "Luxonline". www.luxonline.org.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  4. ^ "Catherine Elwes". www.ewva.ac.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  5. ^ Parker, Rozsika; Pollock, Griselda (1985). Framing Feminism, Art and the Women's Movement, 1970-85. London: Pandora. p. 31. ISBN 086358179X.
  6. ^ Elwes, Catherine (1980). About Time: Video, Performance and Installation by 21 Women Artists. London: ICA. ISBN 0 905263 08 1.
  7. ^ "Catherine Elwes | www.li-ma.nl". www.li-ma.nl. Retrieved 2019-03-06.