Pandora Vaughan Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Pandora Vaughan works with regulated environments and the atmospheres created by our response to them. She sometimes visualises lived experiences as spatial constructions.
Pandora Vaughan b. London 1970, currently based in Glasgow. Recent projects include Call & Run for JoCA magazine pub 6/2021, ‘Wilde, Welt, Wald’ with the BBM arts collective in Germany and ‘Out of Space’ a book of her work and solo exhibition at The Horse Hospital, London (2017). Past shows include the Printed Matter Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 with BooHooray Gallery NYC (2019), SPACE/LCN Showcase 2, Space, London (2017), Grrrr! 2 Truth Machine, London (2017), The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford, (2016), The Arthouse, Wakefield, (2016) Creekside Open, selected by Richard Deacon, APT Gallery London (2015). She has collaborated with architect Huw Owen on public space projects in Wales since 2003. Pandora also co- founded artists group Grrrr! with whom she has curated and run a number of temporary spaces and events in London. She holds degrees in Fine Art, Art In Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Pandora’s work uses the language of spatial design. She rethinks the confinements of regulated space and reflects on the human interactions that result. Once literal views of architectural space become abstract and subjective. Some of these are nostalgic and some are futuristic. They deal with land use, power and the occasional failure of collective memory in the public realm. Recent work has dealt more with individual coping devices imagined as machines. The role of sentiment and nostalgia as political tools for coercion are also important. In her practice she prefers to use vernacular traditions and techniques for the social history they represent and the way they speak to a wider audience.