AMANDA COUCH
Amanda Couch explores the insubstantial, the fluid, surface in motion, breaks in
time, instability and the unstable, the state between things, playing with elements of
chance, observing materials living out their existence. She lies in wait to watch
magic flirt with the physical. The sensual and sexual side of materials draw her in
and excite her imagination. Amanda plays out scenarios, situations and images -
attempting to catch a moment when something strange and beautiful happens.
Lives and works in London, and Lambourn, Berkshire.

Norwich School of Art (1995 - 1998)
Royal College of Art, London (2003 - 2005)


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Jerwood Drawing Prize (2005)
the Basil H. Alkazzi Travelling Scholarship to New York (2004)
Robert Fleming Award (2001)
Artist in Residence at Château de Sacy in France (2000)

Selected solo exhibitions:

The Canada Diaries 2004, University of Calgary (2004)
Paper Drapery Hospitalfield House, Arbroath (2001)
Papier Imposteur Château de Sacy, France (2000)

Performances:
Lore and other Convergences with Janine Antoni (2006), inIVA & the Live Art Development Agency
Neo Sakkharic at ‘Tract’ Live Art Festival, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance (2006)
Binding Refining Dissolving at ‘Body Parts’ Festival, SSA, RSA, Edinburgh (2006)

Selected group exhibitions:

They Do Things Differently There The Crypt, St. Pancras Church, London (2007)
Through the Looking Glass, Building 1000, London (2007)
Saudade Highbury Studios, London (2006)
Drawing Breath International Touring Exhibition
Just Before Birth Artist Eye, London (2003)
Society of Scottish Artists Open Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2000)

Time-based screen work was shown at PROJEKTOR Café Gallery Projects, London (2006), INPORT-International Video-
Performance Art Festival Tallinn, Estonia (2005), VAD Video and Digital Arts International Festival, Girona, Spain (2005).

Her work is held in various collections including University of Calgary, Royal College of Art and Basil H. Alkazzi
Foundation.