Rachel Maggart is a London-based artist and curator who makes paintings translated from collage. She is interested in icon formation and in images as repositories of meaning. The politics of re-appropriation and the moral ambiguity of recycled imagery are primary concerns in her work. Rachel’s curatorial practice centres on providing representation for communities occupying in-between spaces, outside of mainstream consciousness. In 2016, Rachel co-curated with Harry Seymour an exhibition of works by ten international artists looking at sexuality in Islam. Presently, she is working on a show of works by four Palestinian Israeli female artists, exploring themes of sacrifice, homelessness and metamorphosis, through process-oriented, performative practices. The show will be presented alongside Manofim, Jerusalem’s premier contemporary art festival, from October 2018 to January 2019. With experience in arts PR, journalism, development and sales, Rachel is also working on an AI-based product to optimise online art advisory for collectors and patronage for artists internationally. Rachel received an MA in History of Art from Birkbeck College, where she was awarded a merit scholarship given to one non-EU MA student studying a School of Arts programme. A classically trained pianist, she holds a BA in Music from New York University.
° September 2017: Carter Backer Winter LLP, London
° October 2016: What Is the Point? Strand Gallery, London
° March – June 2016: The unbreakable rope: an exploration of sexuality in Islam, Free Word Centre, London
° October 2015 – February 2016: New Britannia: Reinventing British Iconography, Roast Restaurant, London (solo show)
° May 2015: The Hospital Club, London (solo show)