15th of November
Kimvi, (UK 1982) BA Honours from Winchester School of Art (WSA) in Fine Art Sculpture and Textiles, with a Performance Art Practice for the last six years, works internationally
and lives in Winchester. Kimvi has been taught and studied methods of performance
from Jurgen Fritz (Black Market Collective, Germany), Helen Spackman & Ernst Fischer
(LEIBNIZ, London), Nick Stewart (Head of MA Fine Arts at WSA), Fine Artist Stephen
Cooper (Program Leader at WSA).
Jade's practice explores dialogues and questions of the body and identity, particularly their connections with historical, cultural and personal events and experiences. Her work seeks to reclaim expression of the body and self, with elements of spectacle, intervention and social commentary. She focuses on ritual, race and blackness, feminism, ownership and loss. Through live performances, actions and images, she combines the use of bodies with the narrative qualities of perishable materials.
"I look at my body as a primary material that can be used to instigate the internal dialogue, to activate the viewer inwardly. In the moment of doing the process of thinking becomes apparent, thus revealing the body’s co-existent and inter-dependent nature with the outside world. I think it is the action that primarily starts sculpting thought and then in return can be used to shape our society."