Acme Studios — Lindsay Seers

Supporting Artists since 1972

Lindsay Seers

Fire Station Residency

Lindsay Seers is a British artist, working and living between London and the Isle of Sheppey. She works mainly in photography and moving image. Lindsay’s does not use these mediums for mere storytelling, but rather proposes a matrix in which there is no formal separation between the conceptual investigation of the act of photography, the camera as apparatus, the common desire for film and photography to act as evidence of events, and the complex historical and personal synchronicities of events themselves. Her persistent themes of hallucination, schizophrenia, biological chimerism, gender politics and the legacy of colonialism are formed through biography as a framework for larger social, political narratives and in which human consciousness seems to be the fundamental sticking point for humankind to effectively evolve.

Lindsay's selected exhibitions include: Every thought there ever was, MAC, Belfast, 2018, Hospitalfield, Arbroath (2019); A Woman's Place, Knole (2018); Suffering, MONA, Tasmania (2017); Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016); Objects Do Things, Centre of Contemporary Art, Poland (2016); Stories in the Dark, Whitstable Biennale (2016); Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, Venice Biennale (2015); Mirrorcity, Hayward Gallery, London (2014); The Red Queen, MONA, Tasmania, Australia (2013). Lindsay’s works are held by a number of collections, including Tate, Arts Council, Artangel, MONA Tasmania, and MTA Collection, Lebanon. She has won several prestigious grants and awards such as the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award, UAE; Le Jeu de Paume production award for the Toulouse Festival, France; the Paul Hamlyn Award; the Derek Jarman Award; AHRC Award; a number of Wellcome Trust Awards and Arts Council and British Council Awards in support of her works and she also received the Wingate Scholarship from The British School at Rome 2007/8.

Fire Station Residency 1997-2001

Acme's residency at the Fire Station is one of the most directly supportive schemes for artists in the United Kingdom, providing combined studio and living space at low rents, as well as a half rent residency for a deaf or disabled artist. This fixed-term residency scheme is intended to allow artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and professional careers, and less time working to survive. 1997-2001 residents were selected by artists Tracy McKenna, Cornelia Parker, Adam Reynolds, and Acme co-founder Jonathan Harvey.