|Biography and CV|
Brigitte Jurack (born Duesseldorf, 1962) studied at Kunstakademie Duesseldorf, Glasgow School of Art and Chelsea College of Art & Design in London.
As an artist, Jurack looks at the world as it is and tries to make sense of it; her process could be described as picking up what is already out there. The material and non-material outcomes of what actually appears in the studio or exhibition are driven by the desire to create and hold on to the elusiveness of visual sensations.
Jurack has exhibited widely, including Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), European Ceramic Work Centre (Hertogenbosch) and The 3rd World Water Conference (Kyoto). She was the 1993 Henry Moore Sculpture Fellow, was nominated for the 2014 Liverpool Art Prize and in 2011 was awarded The Prince of Wales Bursary at British School in Athens.
She is currently Head of Sculpture and Time-Based Arts and Programme Leader at Manchester School of Art, where she completed a practice-based PhD considering the representation of youth in sculpture. In 2012 she founded Alternator Studio & Project Space in a converted 19th Century bakery in Birkenhead, from where she has curated the 'Translating the Street' series of micro-residences with artists including Harold Offeh, Haleh Jamali, Kwong Lee, Jeff Young, Chris Dobrowolski and Casey Orr.
Jurack is also founding member of the artists' group Foreign Investment who have exhibited in Rio de Janeiro, Kiev, Hong Kong, Oslo, Berlin and the Istanbul and Venice Biennials. See www.foreign-investments.com.
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