Alida Sayer's practice explores the encoding of experience and modes of apprehending the intangible. As well as drawing from a longstanding interest in communication systems and the structures and materials used to make them, her most recent works commonly address the contemporary relationship to heritage and cultural codes, the linguistic qualities of rhythmically recurring forms and the transformative, yet indexical, nature of the cast or the scan.
Sayer graduated from The Royal College of Art with an MA Sculpture in 2014 and gained a BA(Hons) Visual Communication Design from Glasgow School of Art in 2009. She has exhibited in solo, group and touring exhibitions in the UK, USA, South Korea and Italy and has given lectures and seminars to both public and Higher Education audiences internationally. In 2015, she undertook residencies in South Korea and at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire, and was selected as a 2015-16 Research Associate at Firstsite, Colchester. In 2016 she undertook residencies in Colchester and Scuola di Grafica, Venice, and collaborated with Nicole Vinokur on Shucky, Hintut? at The Hostry, Norwich, a major site-specific installation commissioned by Norwich Cathedral. Solo exhibitions include Skeins of Now (2015) at Gallery Sagakhyung, Seoul, and Lexicon (2016) at Marsden Woo Gallery, London, and she was recently commissioned by The National Trust to produce a new series of site specific works at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk (2017). Examples of her work can be found in The Anthony Shaw Collection at York Art Gallery and private collections internationally.
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