About the Artist:
Rachel Barbaresi (born 1972, Amersham) studied Fine Art at Slade School of Art, London (1991-1995); Chelsea School of Art & Design (2003-2004) and Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of the Arts, London (2008-2009). She lives and works in Oxford. Rachel Barbaresi’s work is multifaceted, including presentations of archive material, recordings of conversations, photography, sculptures, wall paintings, and installations. Her work – that often conveys a sense of fragility through makeshift constructions – is concerned with spontaneous interventions in urban spaces, transition, and change.
Future Knowledge, Modern Art Oxford (2017); Where Clouds Are Made, Cornerstone Art Gallery, Oxfordshire (2013) Artists and Architecture, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, London (2010); Oxford/Paris Correspondence (collaborative project), OVADA Gallery, Oxford and Langalerie in Paris (2009); Besame Mucho Mas, performance and installation event at Chats Palace, London (2008).
Bringing the outside in, commission for Artscape for the new Whiteleaf Hospital in Aylesbury. Collaborative project with Emma Reynard (2015); Opening commission for the refurbished Old Fire Station, Oxford (2011); Temporary site specific sculpture for World Mental Health Day, The Warneford Hospital, Oxford (2008).