Phoebe Collings-James’ practice moves deftly between materials including drawing, video, sculpture, performance, text and sound. Her work is disruptive, considering objects outside of Western philosophical assumptions and hierarchies. Her precarious installations leave objects in flux and incorporate symbolic layering to explore the politics and erotics of violence, language and fear.
Phoebe Collings-James graduated from Goldsmiths University in 2009 with a BA in Fine Art. Selected solo exhibitions include Give Me A Minute, performance at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018), Relative Strength, Arcadia Missa, London (2018) and Expensive Shit, 315 Gallery, New York (2017). Group exhibitions include In Whose Eyes, Beaconsfield Gallery, London (2018) and Bust Wide Open, Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum Harlem (2017). She is the current recipient of an ACE Artist Development Grant for a year-long ceramics project.