Laura Yuile is an artist from Glasgow, currently based in London. Her work is multidisciplinary, and explores notions of the domestic and the urban through the intimate (or public) matters of living together; personal care and household maintenance; wellness and well-being; and the effects of globalization and technological development upon urban and living space.
Laura has exhibited and screened internationally at venues including Science Gallery (London); nGbK (Berlin); TACO! (London); Apexart (New York); The Blackwood Gallery (Toronto); Recent Activity (Birmingham); Tate Britain (London); Mauve (Vienna); t-space (Milan) and Collective (Edinburgh). She has undertaken residencies with ZK/U: Centre for Art and Urbanistics (Berlin); Inside Out Art Museum (Beijing), Temporary Art Platform (Beirut), The Art House (Wakefield); The White Building (London) and was a 2017 recipient of the Red Mansion Award Residency (Beijing). She has an MFA from Goldsmiths University (London, 2017), a BFA from The Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, 2008), and in 2015 was an Associate Artist with Open School East (London).
Alongside gallery-based exhibitions and events, Laura has organised a number of projects that filter into the everyday, commercial spaces that her work is engaged with. These have included Comfort Zones - a series of symposia on the subject of comfort zones held in the showrooms of various IKEA stores through the UK and China (2013-14), and a bus tour to a landfill site for Global Shadow Local Mist (2014). ASSET ARREST is an ongoing project and podcast series that addresses issues of financialized housing and real estate and their impact upon communities; the meaning of ‘community’; ways of living and urban space. An episode of the podcast typically revolves around a viewing of a different residential property with a different invited guest each time. Guests are invited to talk about their own work, to share their knowledge and experiences on related issues, and to respond to the property that we view together and its place within a wider urban and global context.
2015 - 2017: MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London.
2015: Associate Artist, Open School East, London.
2004 - 2008: BA (Hons) Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art.
SOLO + DUO EXHIBITIONS
Heavy View, solo show, TACO!, London.
A logo stands out against a soiled background, solo commission for Deptford X Festival (nominated by Sarah McCrory), London.
Obsolescent Vibes and Me, solo exhibition at Recent Activity, Birmingham.
Love/Work, w/ Alex Frost, ACME / The Old Fire Station (as part of Art Licks Weekend), London.
4K made me sick, duo exhibition w/ Christopher MacInnes, Arebyte LASER, London.
Zed Mot (w/ Mat Jenner), Generation & Display, London.
Ludicrously Ideal and Beautifully Placed, w/ Amy Boulton, Generator, Dundee. (part of NEoN Digital Arts Festival).
After Life, Finishing Touch, solo exhibition as part of World Interiors w/ Leslie Kulesh and DKUK / ACIDPRAWN for Glasgow International 2016, Savoy Centre, Glasgow.
Finishing Touch, Goldsmiths Gallery, London.
The Capital, Vulpes Vulpes, London.
Co-Pourri, Caustic Coastal, Manchester, w/ Leslie Kulesh.
Conversation of Monuments, Collective, Edinburgh.
Same Homepage, The Project Room, Glasgow.
Processing Progress (collaborative installation with Orsolya Bajusz), Mauve, Vienna.
P.D.A Curtain Showroom (collaborative installation with Orsolya Bajusz), The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow.
A Concrete Tunnel with a Brick Floor, with works by John Cobb, Shirazeh Houshiary, Kim Lim, Alison Wilding, Gary Woodley, John Wragg from the Arts Council Collection, curated by Lauren Velvick, The Art House, Wakefield.
Hanging of Traitors in Effigie (Part II), group exhibition curated by MAUVE with Nicholas Hoffman, Titania Seidl and Lukas Thaler, ED. VARIE, New York.
RUN/Hme.WEBBR, group exhibition/event curated by Joe Etchell with Joey Holder and Dane Sutherland, Stephen Kavanagh, Classic Friendship Podcast [ft. Leslie Kulesh, Ursula Wild + Hannah Black] and Jennifer Mehigan and Darius Ou, as part of Annuale Festival, Edinburgh.
LATE STAGE, group exhibition w/ Bob Bicknell-Knight, Erin Mitchell, Pablo Stahl and George Metesky, Galerie Manqué, New York.
Über das Neue: Junge Szenen in Wien, Belvedere 21, Vienna. [in a group exhibition presented by MAUVE, with Titania Seidl and Lukas Thaler.]
Living is a problem because everything dies, group exhibition w/ Ian Breakwell, Ruth Ewan, Dave Hanger, Franziska Lantz, Kate Owens, Mark Titchner, Amikam Toren + Markus Vater, Pi Artworks, London.
What do we do now, now that we are happy?, group exhibition curated by Riet Timmerman, w/ Rosa Doornenbal, Miriam Naeh+Ariel Narunsky and Emily Perry, Chalton Gallery, London.
The Influencing Machine, group exhibition w/ Anna Bromley, Kajsa Dahlberg, Egemen Demirci, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Fokus Grupa, Eva & Franco Mattes, Mimi Onouha & Mother Cyborg, Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken, Tactical Tech, Jane Topping, Sarah Tripp & Clement Valla, nGbK, Berlin. (Dec-Jan)
New Materialities in the Digital Age, group exhibition w/ Bob Bicknell-Knight, Juan Covelli, Jayson Kym Haebich, Steve Gee, Tom Johnson, Bex Massey, Jon Rafman, Anna Sebastian, Lewk Wilmshurst, Harlesdon High Street, London.
We Build Buildings Outside, curated by gh0stspace w/ Alex Frost, Debora Delmar & Luke McCreadie, Galerie Kunstbureau / The Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna.
Error, Arebyte at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
Scrolling, Scroll, Scrl, group exhibition w/ Baptiste Roca, Yuske Taninaka, Daniela Macé Rossiter, Guilhem Causse, curated by Tristan Deschamps and Flavio Degen, +DEDE, Berlin.
Battery Horizons w/ Marie Aimee, Sonia Bernaciak, Eva Goldwyn-Simpkins, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Dejan Mrjda and Hanna Oram, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London.
Rendered Cities, curated by ANGL Collective with Felicity Hammond and Lawrence Lek, Apexart, New York.
The Hand Refrains, w/ Stefan Fuchs, Carl Mannov + Evelyn Plaschg, Mauve, Vienna.
Artist in residence, Red Mansion Award, Beijing.
Habits of Care, group exhibition curated by Helena Reckitt w/ Lisa Busby, Claire Fontaine, Deborah Ligorio, Paul Maheke, Raju Rage + Amie Siegel, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto.
The Museum Has Abandoned Us, group exhibition curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight / isthisit? w/ Valentin Dommanget, Lara Joy Evans, Patrick Goddard, Fred Le Sueur, Brad Phillips, Tom Railton, Dennis Rudolph, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Molly Soda / Arvida Byström, State of the Art, Berlin.
Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, Goldsmiths, London.
Fair Booth Trial, w/ Amani Al Thuwaini, Maria Paz Garcia, Anne de Boer, Shao-Jie Lin, Marios Stamatis, curated by Marcel Darienzo, Carousel, London.
Homesick, group exhibition w/ Jack Fisher, Ludovica Gioscia, Jacopo Miliani & Giulio Scalisi, curated by t-space for OuterSpace @ FuturDome, Milan.
A Place For You to Dream, group exhibition curated by ANGL Collective w/ Felicity Hammond, Max Colson & Katy Connor, Republic, London.
Moist Heat (w/ Megan Snowe, Special Tears [Christopher Kirubi & Cassandre Greenberg]), SPACE / The White Building, London.
SkulpturParcours, The Wiener Art Foundation at Parallel 2016 (curated by Amer Abbas und Stefan Bidner), Vienna.
Factually Real Illusions, Cookhouse Gallery at Chelsea College of Art, London.
Polluted&rearranged&garage&virtualized&LOVE&Fighting&repeat&usb& (group show w/ Anne de Boer, Marcel Darienzo, Austin Danson, Robbie Howells, Theo Turpin, Tom Varley + Puck Verkade), HartsLane Gallery, London.
Sorry About Last Night w/ It's All Tropical, The Washington, Sheffield.