Vivienne Griffin
Somerset House Studios resident

Vivienne Griffin

Griffin’s antidisciplinary practice includes electronic noise, one-to-one performances, objects (found and made) and drawings.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Born in Dublin, based in London and New York, Griffin makes sculptures, drawings and audio works in their antidisciplinary practice. The voice, vernacular language and noise are used in text works (2D and aural) and free poetic form is applied to assemblages of objects (found and made). They are currently focussing on the problematics of hyperindividualism in new body of work and the uses of sound (and/or silence), dance music, meditation, singing and podcasts as means of transcendence of the self. Their work seeks emancipation from the apathy of banality: entangled with everyday life it implicates the ordinary as rare.

They completed their MFA at Hunter, New York supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2016 they exhibited at Frieze, New York and 427 in Latvia. They performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania in 2017. In 2018 at CONDO with Bureau in Southard Reid and The Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG) 2019. Vivienne is represented by Bureau in New York.

They are currently working on a video game that functions as a music interface and writing poetry. Their upcoming album Music For Dead People (or requiem) will be out in 2021.