Candida Powell-Williams

Candida Powell-Williams  (b. 1984, London) lives and works in London. She makes sculptures and performances to explore humankind's propensity to animate the inanimate through storytelling, ritual, symbols and materials. Powell-Williams weaves together narratives from different eras, examining their shifting meanings and the connection between objects, action and belief through a female lens. Recent exhibitions include 'The London Open', Whitechapel Gallery (2022); 'Tilt Shift:Shadows of the Seasoned Sun', Southwark Park Galleries (2022);  'Orbit within the Echoes', Whitechapel Gallery's Nocturnal Creatures (2021); 'The Gates of Apophenia', Bosse & Baum London (2019); 'Command Lines', Void Gallery Northern Ireland (2019); 'Lessness, still quorum', performance, Serpentine Galleries, London (2018). Powell-Williams' has been awarded: Mother Art Prize (2018); Artist in Residence at The Warburg Institute (2018-19); Sainsbury Scholarship at the British School at Rome (2012-13); Eric and Jean Cass Sculpture Award (2010-11); and Paris Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts (2010). In 2019 her tarot deck Unreasonable Silence was published by common-editions. As well as being reviewed widely her work was discussed by Edwin Coomasaru in British Art and the Environment, published by Routledge in 2021. She has an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London (2011) and a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art London (2009).