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Lucy Skaer (b. 1975, Cambridge / UK) is an artist based in Glasgow and London. Her practice includes drawings, painting, graphics, video and photography. She is a founding member of Henry VIII Wives (Rachel Dagnall, Robert Grieve, Sirko Knüpfer, Simon Polli, Per Sander, Lucy Skaer). In 2016 she was nominated for the Turner Prize. Lucy Skaer studied at Glasgow School of Art with Ross Sinclair.


Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer, 2017
"Our current collaboration, Why Are You Angry, explores Gauguin's paintings of Tahitian women. The project, whose title and poses directly reference the painter's works, explores the problems and possibilities that arise from his specific view of women. The film oscillates between staged and spontaneous shots of Tahitian women in front of their homes, at work, and in our rented apartment." - Nashashabi/Skaer

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  • 03. Feb 26. Mar
    DWELLING Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York