Location: London
Website: fionachambers.info
Bio:

Fiona Chambers' practice is concerned with societal trends, mass culture, communication and the construction of meaning. She collects and appropriates from a wide range of sources including television, books, newspapers, magazines and the internet in an often crude attempt to define, mock, or celebrate the sociological status quo.

Her multi-disciplinary and participatory projects border on the absurd, referencing craft and hobbies, online culture, entertainment and the banal. In each case the medium is dictated by the subject, employing decontextualisation and the appropriation of disparately sourced material to produce a dialogue or tension in the work.

Chambers graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design (2010-2011) and the National College of Art and Design (2003-2006) where she achieved a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting. Chambers was selected for the Fire Station Digital Access Residency and was a participant in RHA Futures 10. She is the co-founder of the Irish collective scissorscutspaper.

Exhibitions:

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions:

After Hours II: Fiona Chambers and Aideen Doran, Platform Arts – Belfast (2015)

After Hours: Fiona Chambers and Aideen Doran, Glasgow Project Room (2014)

'The following programme may contain scenes that have been created purely for entertainment purposes', Monster Truck Gallery & Studios - Dublin (2009)

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015/16
The Future is Self Organised, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

2013
'Implicated', MART, Dublin
'Summer Fête', Ceri Hand Gallery, London
'Modern Witchcraft', ASC Gallery, London

2011
'Quelle Horreur' by scissorscutspaper, Guesthouse Residency, Cork
MAFA Final Show 2011, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
PITV (Propeller Island Television), Supermarket 2011, Stockholm

2010
Pallasades Score for 51°57'N 08°40'W, Black Mariah/Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
'Bizarre Bazaar', Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin
'Futures 10', RHA Gallery, Dublin
'Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo', Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
'Dorm', Model Arts Centre, Sligo with Pallas Contemporary Projects
'Video Killed the Radio Star', RHA Gallery, Dublin (Curated by 126)

2009
'Paper Work', Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin
'Sex, Guise and maybe some Videotape', Cross Gallery, Dublin
'How do you know?' Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, California

2008
'Winter Salon', Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin
'Pallasades', Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin
scissorscutspaper 'Folds', One Gallery, Dublin
'Big Foot', Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin

2007
'Scissors Cuts Paper', Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Roscommon
'Cead in China', 411 Galleries, Shanghai, China.

2006
RDS Student Awards Travelling Exhibition, RDS, Dublin - travelling to Lisburn and Tipperary

2005
'New Irish Painting', Context Gallery, Londonderry
'All at once together, at the same time', Colony Gallery, Birmingham

Residencies/Awards
London Irish Women's Centre, Artist in Residence, Oct-Nov 2011
Guesthouse Residency, Cork, Sept 2011
Travel and Training Award, Arts Council Ireland, 2010
Digital Access Residency, Fire Station Artist Studios, Dublin, Feb - Dec 2010
SÍM Residency, Reykjavik, October 2009

Collections
Office of Public Works, Dublin
Private Collections