Laura Wilson

Laura’s process involves researching, collaborating and investigating the material histories of things through performance, film, writing and sculpture. She is interested in how history is carried and evolved through everyday materials, trades and craftsmanship and works with specialists to develop sculptural and performative works that amplify the relationship between materiality, memory and tacit knowledge. Her interdisciplinary and research-based works have been exhibited widely around the UK and abroad and in 2022 she co-curated two exhibitions: I Have Eaten It (1-28 February) with Open Space and In-Side-Out-Side-In (22 September – 22 December) with Site Gallery.

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow, Wilson has been awarded the inaugural Jerwood New Work Fund and the Dover Prize 2021. She has a forthcoming solo exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry (31 March – 28 May 2023) and is currently the MIMA Kitchen & Garden Artist in Residence where she has been encouraging new conversations and connections around food, nutrition and local producers in the North East.


  • Site Gallery, Sheffield (2022)
  • The Collection, Lincoln with Mansions of the Future, UK
  • First Draft, Sydney, Australia
  • The Landmark Trust, Wales, UK (2021)
  • 5th Istanbul Design Biennial – Empathy Revisited: Designs for More than One
  • Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK (2020)
  • The British Museum, London, UK with Block Universe
  • Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK and The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, UK (2018)
  • SPACE, London, UK
  • V&A Museum, London, UK and Invisible Dust at Hull and East Riding Museum, Hull, UK (2017)
  • Delfina Foundation, London, UK (2016 & 17)
  • Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK (2016)
  • Whitstable Biennial, UK (2014)
  • Camden Arts Centre, London, UK and Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2013)
  • W139, Amsterdam and De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (2012)



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