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Rebecca Ackroyd

Born 1987 in Cheltenham (United Kingdom),
lives and works in London (United Kingdom)

Rebecca Ackroyd’s sculptures plunge us into a post-apocalyptic fantasy inspired by dark alleys and backrooms. The naked mutant bodies seem asexual, and are crafted from humble materials; the breasts and vaginas, as if carved by scalpel, reveal cavities the intense colour of red-light districts. For the Biennale, the artist is staging a crash scene with a post-mortem mood, continuing her series of mutant bodies with faces covered by motorbike helmets and metal masks. A dismembered aircraft, crumpled seats and window fragments form a landscape where the shredded bodies seem to have been eaten away by an inner fire.

With the support of Peres Project

Oeuvre de Rebecca Ackroyd
Rebecca Ackroyd, The Mulch, Exhibition view Peres Projects, Berlin, 2018. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin. © Photo : Matthias Kolb.