Victoria Burgher London, United Kingdom
Victoria Burgher is a multi-disciplinary artist with an MA in Art & Politics from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her politically engaged practice ranges from sculptural installations and site-specific interventions to collaborative public ventures. She is interested in art’s ability to tell stories and challenge histories. A sense of place and identity are engrained in this.
My practice is largely sculptural, underpinned by thorough contextual research and sensitive response – to spaces, situations, objects and contexts. Taking a site or situation as a starting point, I use materials and processes, often laboriously repeated, to translate and embody the voices emanating from it. I’m drawn to ‘poor’ materials and immersive outcomes. Historical and current events and situations inform it. New work uses the commodities of colonialism such as tea and cacao to highlight the legacy of imperial exploitation on our contemporary world. A sense of place and personal identity are engrained in this ‘decolonial’ approach to making.