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MADELEINE PLEDGE

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b. 1993, UK

Lives and works in London

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2024

Adjacents, London, UK (group) 
Scraps and scrapes, Filet, London UK (group)
Devonshire Collective Presents, Port Hotel, Eastbourne, UK (group) 
 

2023

superstructure (public image)outdoor sculpture commission, Devonshire Collective in partnership with Eastbourne ALIVE, in celebration of the Turner Prize 2023, Eastbourne, UK

consumer, solo presentation with Sherbet Green for First Edition, Collective Ending, London, UK

Asphodel Meadows, curated by Studio/Chapple, ACall Festival, Staffordshire St, London, UK 

JUPITER WALK, Sherbet Green, London, UK 

2022

The London Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK 

Between You and Me, San Mei Gallery, London, UK

2021

Weaponized Glamour (two person exhibition with Alice Channer), CASE STUDY Project Space, London 

Join a Union (Boty / Boots), for On the Western Window Pane, Van Gogh House, London (one of a series of solo poster commissions for the window)

2020

Like a Sieve, Kupfer, London (group)

2019

Stretch, Flatland Projects, Hastings (solo) 

The Weather Garden, Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK (group) 

Spread, Arcade Campfa, Cardiff; travelling to The Horse Hospital, London, and Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend, Essex (touring group exhibition, 2019–2020)

The Exquisite Corpse Project Show, 23-27 Arcola Street, London (group, organised by Valerie Kong) 

2018

Die Wohnung (The Dwelling), SET Project Space, London, UK (two person exhibition with Eva Gold)

Undercurrents, The Artesian Well, London, UK (group)

Preserves, Artist Run, London, UK (group)

IRL/URL LOVE, Muddy Yard, London, UK (group) 

 

2017

Portrait (for a screenplay) of Beth Harmon, Tenderpixel, London, UK (group, curated by Sean Edwards and Tamsin Clark) 

 

2016

Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art 

Untitled, The Muse Gallery, London, UK (group)

 

2015

New Arrivals, 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, London, UK (group, curated by Alastair Mackinven, Kate Bright, and Hayley Newman)

 

2014

The Beautifullest Place on Earth, The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, London, UK (group)

Swimming Lessons, The Gallery on the Corner, Battersea, London, UK (group)

FLEX, Camden Art Centre, London, UK (group)

 

2013

Sculpture Season, The Grant Museum of Zoology, London, UK (group)

 

EDUCATION

2012-16 

BA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

2011-12

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, UCA Maidstone, Kent, UK  

 

AWARDS

2020

Henry Moore Foundation Artists Award Grant

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2020-21 [shortlisted] 

 

2013

Sue Jamieson Memorial Award, The Slade School of Fine Art. The prize is given to an undergraduate entering their penultimate year of study on the basis of academic merit and excellent performance on the programme.

 

2012

Sessional Prize, The Slade School of Fine Art

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2014

The Beautifullest Place on Earth –  A residency at the Red House, Bexleyheath, UK, in collaboration with Slade School of Fine Art

FLEX, Camden Art Centre, London, UK

TALKS, TEACHING, AND WORKSHOPS

2024
Pattern Portraits, podcast with Lauren Godfrey

2023

Degree show crit, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
professional practice lecture,
 Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, UK 

2022 

Guest lecture in conversation with Jade Montserrat, Central Saint Martins, London, UK 

Working Together: Artistic Solidarity and Creative Coalitions, professional practice lecture, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, UK 

2021–2022

Lead Artist (with Adam Moore), Transformative Futures: A syllabus for young people to re-build, reclaim space and take action, Camden Art Centre, London, UK

2021

Alice Channer and Madeleine Pledge in conversation, Case Study Project Space, London, UK 

Interview between Madeleine Pledge and Phoebe Cripps, Van Gogh House, London, UK

Stretching / Slouching / Shopping / Remaking: soft armours and weaponised glamours against fictions of neutral production and individualised authorship, Artist Talk, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, UK 

Visiting Artist, BA Fine Art, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, UK 

Visiting Artist, MA Fine Art, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, UK 

PUBLISHED WRITING

2022

Interview with Wells Fray-Smith, thelondonopen.org

Ferment/Foment, preface for "Translator", Emma Wilson, published with Herenhaus Edenkoben, Germany 

PRESS / PUBLICATIONS

2023
Exhibitions: Jupiter Walk at Sherbet Green, émergent magazine, June 2023 

The Top 5 Art Exhibitions to See in London in Late June, Tabish Khan, fadmagazine.com, 18 June 2023
London Gallery Weekend curated route, Larry Achiampong, londongalleryweekend.art, May 2023


2022

The London Open, eds. Emily Butler, Inês Costa and Wells Fray-Smith, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2022 

Review: The London Open 2023, londonartroundup.com, 6 July 2022 
 

2021

Pauline Boty features in a new poster on view at Van Gogh House London, paulineboty.org, 11 May 2021

Anne Hardy, artist, on Madeleine Pledge, in: From one woman to another, Helena Lee, Harper's Bazaar Japan, January–February 2020-1, p.143

2020

Anne Hardy, artist, on Madeleine Pledge, in: From one woman to another, Helena Lee, Harper's Bazaar Art, November 2020, p. 27

Artist Award Scheme in focus: Lindsey Mendick, Louise Barrington, Madeleine Pledge and Nick Gordon, henrymoore.org

2019

Stretch (exhibition text), Phoebe Cripps, 2019
The Weather Garden, Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection (exhibition booklet), Anne Hardy, 2019

Carton, Numbered Editions, 2019, (publication)

Russon, Mary-Anne, Turning disused buildings into artists' studios, bbc.co.uk, 3 March 2019 

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