Rachel Levine

Rachel Levine is the recipient of the 2015 exchange with Triangle France.The artist was shortlisted by a panel of artists and arts professionals in Glasgow before being selected by a reciprocal team in Marseille. Shortlisted artists this year were Josee Aubin Ouellette, Jennifer Bailey, Lauren Hall, Alex Impey and Gordon Douglas.

Rachel will travel to Marseille in September for a three month residency. During this time she will have access to a studio, shared accommodation in Marseille and be provided with a 1000 euros production grant, as well as have logistical support including production, research and curatorial assistance.

Levine’s work concerns sculpture as both a method of research and as a medium. She employs methods of production and reproduction to interrogate cultural perceptions of objects, materials and matter in order to examine the structures of politics, histories and economics present within, and projected on to them. Within her works and installations she layers processes and materials such as; casting objects and augmenting them from their ‘natural’ materialities and forms, flattening and manipulation of perspective in metal cut outs, and contrasting the real and the fake within installations. She tries to question the use-value of objects by removing or subverting the material function that provides their ‘usefulness’ or deliberately adding or subtracting from their material value.

Rachel Levine (b. Glasgow 1988) lives and works in Glasgow. Levine graduated in 2013 from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA (Hons) Sculpture. Selected solo exhibitions include Material Anxiety Curated by Debra Lenard 2015; Café Concrete The Hayward Gallery London, Soft Chaos Intermedia Gallery The Center for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, and Here, Create Distance, Tension it… Feel the Flex. One Royal Terrace, Glasgow 2014. Group exhibitions include Fold Up, Snap On The Pipe Factory, Glasgow International Visual Art Festival, Hydrapagena The Botanic Gardens, Glasgow International Art Festival, Vernissage The Royal Standard, Liverpool, Dear Green ZKU, Berlin 2014; RSA New Contemporaries The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2013. Residencies include Are We Looking at Dead Birds? The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada 2014; Emerging Artist Residency The Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Scotland 2013 Home Workspace Program: Creating and Dispersing Universes that Work without Working, led by Anton Vidokle and Jalal Toufic Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon.

This opportunity is supported by Ville de Marseille, Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Conseil Régional PACA, DRAC PACA and SCIC Friche la Belle de Mai.