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b.1982 South Africa, lives and works in London.

I am an interdisciplinary artist working across sound, sculpture and performance, to explore choreography of the body, space and object. Investigating forms of language and movement in relation to physical and psychological experience; I draw on themes of memory, water, desire, cross-modal sensory experience and perceptual fields of the body to create immersive live and installation based works.



Selected Solo Projects, Performances and Exhibitions

(Forthcoming)Blush Response, Exo Exo Project Space, curated by Nicoletti Contemporary, Paris, France, 2021

Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna), The Bower, London, 2018

3(OXIORCAD), Flat Time House, London, 2018

2(AERIAL), Kunstraum, London, 2018

1(PITCH), Body Ecologies 1, organised by fluent at Centro Botin, Spain, 2018

StereoSkin, Herdubreid Biosal, Seydisfjordur, Iceland, 2017

EROTIC MECHANICS, 10 Martello Street, London, 2016

SILVER, Outpost, Norwich, 2014

Release All Whales From Captivity, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, 2013

Key Blank, Broadcast Gallery, Dublin, 2012

Call/Coda, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, 2012

Selected Group Projects, Performances and Exhibitions

2020
Dark Water 3, Matts Gallery, London (postponed)
Whitechapel Gallery Presents 06, London, (postponed)

2019
UNDEX, Jupiter Rising x Edinburgh Art Festival, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
Max Eilbacher, Ren Schofield (CONTAINER) + WANDA GROUP + Mary Hurrell, Cafe OTO, London
hmn 16, Bedford House Community Centre, London

2018
By Indirections Find Directions Out, Yamakiwa Gallery, Japan
Body Echo, Nicoletti Contemporary, Paris

2017
Pharos / Beacons, Caustic Coastal, Manchester
Going Along Without A Body, IKLECTIK, London
LOTUS, Bosse & Baum, London

2016
An Evening Of Performances, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
High Arousal: Choreographs and Works, Union Pacific, London
Tarantallegra, HESTER, New York
Left Hand to Back of Head, Bluecoat, Liverpool

2015
London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London
OPEN SOURCE Contemporary Art Festival, London
TURIBULUM GAME PLAN, Lychee One, London

2014
My Vocabulary Did This Too Me, South London Gallery

2013
The Everything and Nothing Problem, Jerwood Space with Ceri Hand, London

2012
DUPLEX, Jerusalem, 02 Academy & Moore Street Electricity Substation, Sheffield
Coda, Bold Tendencies, Sadler’s Wells Weekend, London
Auditorium/Pavilion Projects, Dilston Grove
SOLOS, In-Use, Performance Evening, Acme Project Space, London

Publications
EROTIC MECHANICS-mappings - a collection of textural scores and collages by the artist charting two bodies of work spanning 2015-2018, with essays by Emily LaBarge, published by Publication Studio London.

Residencies
Yamakiwa Gallery, Tokamachi, Japan, 2018
Radical Affinites, Flat Time House & Kunstraum, London, 2018
Skaftfell Center For Visual Art, Seydisfjodur, Iceland, 2017
Jerusalem Residency, London / Sheffield, 2012
SIM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008

Awards
Research and Development Grant, Arts Council of England, 2020
Research and Development Grant, Arts Council of England, 2017
Research and Development Grant, Arts Council of England, 2015

Education
2011 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2004 BA (HONS), Dance and Visual Art, University of Brighton

Selected Press

19 November 2020
Figure Figure N°35 – Conversation with MARY HURRELL
https://figurefigure.fr/media/pages/archives/november-2020/e47812d0bd-1605780174/figurefigure35maryhurrell.pdf

9 March 2018, frieze
Profile: Mary Hurrell’s Fluid Forms by Chris Fite-Wassilak
https://frieze.com/article/mary-hurrells-fluid-forms

12 December 2016, frieze
2016 Highlights: Brian Dillon
https://frieze.com/article/2016-highlights-brian-dillon



WORKS/ image credits


Blush Response 2021, Nicoletti Audio
(Image: Photographic digital collage made in collaboration with Agata Madejska)

UNDEX
24 August 2019, Jupiter Rising Festival, Edinburgh
Site-specific choreography of live movement and sound for the Charles Jencks Lake, Jupiter Artland.


Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna)
12 midday to 12 midnight, 12-17 November 2018 The Bower, Brunswick Park, London
A performative installation and 360 degree movement in time over 6 consecutive days.
Performed with Nina Davies.

ちょう¬
3pm 29 July 2018, Yamakiwa Gallery, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan. Performance for By Indirections Find Directions Out culminating an artist residency at Yamakiwa Gallery.

EROTIC MECHANICS-mappings
A collection of textural scores and collages by Mary Hurrell charting two bodies of work spanning 2015-2018, with essays by Emily LaBarge, published by Publication Studio London.

OXIORCAD (Paris)
31 May 2018, Nicoletti Contemporary, Paris. Performance for BODY ECHO exhibition.

mappings digital collage series, 2018

mappings / 1 (Pitch)
Body Ecologies 1, organised by fluent at Centro Botin, Santander, Spain, 2018
The first part in a trilogy of works, mappings 2018.
Original electronic soundtrack by Hurrell with movement developed in collboration with Kitty Fedorec. (Images: Courtesy the artist, Centro Botín and fluent; photographer: Belén de Benito)

mappings / 2 (Aerial)
9 March – 14 April 2018
Live event: 7pm, 24 March 2018
Installation and performance, Kunstraum London.
Performed with Kitty Fedorec.
Closing event with Katie Fiore & Simon Parris.
(Photos: Tim Bowditch & Olga Koroleva)

mappings / 3 (OXIORCAD)
28 April from, Flat Time House, London.
A live choreography of sound, light and performance taking place across sunset from 7:58pm - 8:38pm.
Performed with Kitty Fedorec.
(Photos: Andrew Magurran)

1,538°C (as horizon) 2017
(Performance for camera with Agata Madejska)

mappings ( 7E-Insulate-Resist-Fat-Edge / Open-Berth-Drone-Milk-Marble-Mercury-Plane-Blade-Teeth- Amputate-Chameleonic-Vessel-Achromatic-Balance) 2017
(Photo: Damian Griffiths)


Untitled (dis-appearing)
Performance for camera, Seydisfjodur, Iceland, 2017

(Photo: Uta Putz)


StereoSkin video with sound, 2017


Movement Study 5 (PEARLEX)
6 October 2016, DRAF
An Evening of Performances with Olof Dreijer, Mary Hurrell, Goshka Macuga, Roman Ondak, Amalia Ulman and Mark Wallinger.
Performed with: Kitty Fedorec, Emily Yuen and Hany Park.
(Photos: Dan Weill)


EROTIC MECHANICS
16 & 17 April 2016
10 Martello Street, London
Performed with Kitty Fedorec.
(Photos: Tess Hurrell)


VOCAPELT & Movement Study 4 (Dorsal/Breast)
23 January - 28 March 2016
Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right Thigh,
The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

MS4 performed with Kitty Fedorec.


Movement Study 3 (Base) 2015
Whitechapel Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Performed with Kitty Fedorec.

ECLIPSE
TURIBULUM GAME PLAN, Lychee One, London, 2015

SPINE 2015, Video and sound
(Camera Agata Madejska)

Movement Study 4 (Dorsal/Breast)
My Vocabulary Did This Too Me, South London Gallery, 2014
Performed with Kitty Fedorec

Movement Study 3 (Base) 2014

SILVER
Outpost Studios, Norwich, 2014
Performed with Kitty Fedorec, Joelle Green, Emma Webster
Music by Cindie Cheung

Composition for the Glasshouse
The Everything and Nothing Problem,
2013
Jerwood Space in partnership with Ceri Hand, London

DUPLEX
Jerusalem, 02 Academy & Moore Street Electricity Substation, Sheffield, 2012

KEYBLANK
Broadcast Gallery, Dublin, 2012
Performed with Kitty Fedorec

SOLOS
ACME Project Space, 2012
Performed with Cindie Cheung

CODA
Carlos/Ishikawa, London 2012Performance for movement, sound and light.
Performed wiith Kitty Fedorec & Joelle Green, sound by Richard Sides.

CALL
Carlos/Ishikawa, London 2012

Movement Study 1
RCA Show 2011

PRELUDE
HD Video 2010

Blind Ivory
Mixed Media Collage 2010



© Mary Hurrell 2021