School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Serena Korda

Norma Lipman/BALTIC Fellow

Background

Through large-scale ensemble performances I reconsider aspects of communion and tradition in our lives.  Underpinning my practice is a desire to find and highlight ritual in the everyday, which is developed through encounters, conversations and the researching of abandoned histories.  Based on the understanding that everything in the universe is vibrating with energy I have been examining the materiality of objects and sound to explore how resonance and animism  bind us all together.  Audiences are often encouraged to participate at some point in my process creating collective experiences that focus on the forgotten and overlooked. 

I recently completed a solo show for Glasgow International 2016, Hold Fast Stand Sure, I Scream a Revolution, GSA Gallery and performed with my Jug Choir as part of Supernormal 2016.  In 2015 I completed a public art project for Haverfordwest Black Diamond and in 2014 undertook a residency at The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles. Other notable exhibitions include Aping the Beast, Camden Arts Centre, Grundy Art Gallery, The Arnolfini, Laid to Rest, Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, Wellcome Collection, London (2011),W.A.M.A The Work as Movement Archive (2012), ‘Spaces for the Imagination’ Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011) and The Library of Secrets, New Art Gallery Walsall; Whitstable Biennale (2008/2009).

Teaching

Teaching B.A Fine Art studio practice.