Lost (Two pigeons, 153 seconds) | 2014 | Laser-sintered nylon
Associate Artist 2016
Gabrielle Hoad is a visual artist who makes photographs, objects and site-responsive works, which often test the limits of ‘objective’ observation and description.
Collaboration is central to her practice. In 2013-14, funded by Arts Council England, she worked with Dr Steven Portugal of the Royal Veterinary College’s Structure & Motion Lab on ‘Solid Air’, a project that brought together specialised data loggers with 3D printing technology to visualise bird flight paths. Between 2014 and 2015, she was an ESI/RANE Creative Affiliate, working with Dr Jonathan Bennie of Exeter University’s Environment & Sustainability Institute on ‘Foreign Soil’, a study of microclimates in southwest England, undertaken with a view to growing edible bananas.
Recent exhibitions include: Illegitimate Objects, Oxford University Mathematical Institute (2015); Columbarium, Gallery 333, Exeter Phoenix (2015); Breaking of tulips, Oxford Botanic Garden (2014) and The Library of Lost Books, Library of Birmingham (2013).
Gabrielle was a founder and co-director of Exeter’s first large-scale studio project (2006-2008) and, more recently, became an Associate of the Preston Street Union, a collaborative project for artists initiated by Trevor Pitt during his residency at Spacex in 2015.