DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM. Photo by clinckx14
Somerset House Studios resident

Eloise Hawser

Artist exploring the emotional resonances in the architectural, mechanical and electrical infrastructure that supports our lives and bodies.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Eloise Hawser works with an expanded notion of ‘fabrication’ looking at the production of knowledge, networks, and individual objects. 

She positions the human body as both agent and site in her exploration of the architectural, mechanical and electrical systems that sustain our collective existence.

Her work is researched focused, frequently unearthing what is hidden or buried. 

Eloise Hawser - By the deep, by the mark
Eloise Hawser, Emotional Supply Chains
Eloise Hawser, Emotional Supply Chains

Eloise has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. Her first UK solo institutional exhibition, Lives on Wire, was presented by the ICA in 2015. Recent group shows include History of Nothing, White Cube, Weighted Data, Tate Britain, Surround Audience, Triennial, New Museum, New York, NY and Europe, Europe, Astrup, Fearnley Museum, Oslo.

Eloise Hawser, Er and Other Conductors at the ICA

"Hawser borrows from the materials and processes of outmoded and sometimes forgotten technologies, as well as those from our contemporary context of screens, scanning and replication. Seeking a poetic interplay between the histories of particular sites and the skills and passion of those who have shaped them, Hawser finds emotional resonance in the architectural, mechanical and electrical infrastructure that supports our lives and bodies."

Paul Luckraft

Whilst in residence, Eloise has been researching defunct, unusual and contested sites from the industrial, military and transport sectors, which will inform a series she is curating for Somerset House Studios in 2017.