The ]ps[ Associate Artist List is a group of artists who typify our work at ]ps[ and hold true to our manifesto. We work closely with our associate artists as producers, supporting them to manifest their visions. We will be taking on additional associates across 2023/2024. Our current associate artists are selina bonelli and Poppy Jackson.
(re)collecting (f)ears, selina bonelli, 2019. Photoby Ana Escobar.
"Memory as the trace of the poetic within the words that distract us.”
selina bonelli is interested in the processing of anxieties where one reformulates them into motions and actions as a possibility of teasing out the inadequacies of language. By making images in the moment, she employs performance to explore the relationship between the uncommunicable and the unspeakable.
Impossible, Poppy Jackson, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, 2014. Documentation by Veronic Merklein, Tongyu Zhao and Carrie Ruckle.
Poppy Jackson makes work that explores the female body as an autonomous zone. Jackson is an internationally practicing visual and performance artist & “leader in women’s activism” (Global Healthcare Alliance NGO Aarogya Seva).
The artist works in performance, painting, sculpture and printmaking: public space and architecture in relation to the body are key research areas. Jackson’s performances employ the impact & power of the live body & have excited discussion worldwide on the body in art; being disseminated in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, ArtReview, BBC 2 & Radio 4.
One of ‘Europe’s 27 leading contemporary women artists’ (Artsy/Her Stories/Elle Magazine), Jackson’s political, socially conscious practice deals with difficult topics in radical yet accessible ways so that every audience can engage. She is interested in the innate performativity of the body and explores this through presenting her own body itself as site.