In conversation with Alicia Paz & Sash Giles

The Garden of Follies, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, 2016
25 Aug –
25 Aug

Press release

To mark the end of the S1 | Chatsworth Residency, please join us for an informal in conversation between artist in residence Alicia Paz and Sash Giles, Curator of Decorative Arts, Devonshire Collections (Chatsworth-Bolton Abbey-Compton Place-Lismore Castle).

Thursday 25 August, 6 – 7pm, S1 Artspace

Alicia and Sash will discuss the research underpinning Alicia’s practice and her time at Chatsworth researching the social and architectural history of the collection, house and garden. Alicia will also give a brief insight into what to we can expect to see in her exhibition at S1 Artspace next spring. The event will be moderated by Joe Cutts, Curator, S1 Artspace.
Alicia Paz is a painter and sculptor based in London who studied MA Painting at Royal College of Art in 2008 and Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2000. Born and raised in Mexico, before living in the US, France and now the UK, Alicia’s work is informed by her personal experience and offers a reflection on transcultural representation and identity, particularly that of women. Through her paintings and sculptures, Paz explores cultural hybrids, representations of family, and the complexities of kinship and lineage in a globalised world. Her work often incorporates elements from the applied and decorative arts as a tool for interweaving narratives and exploring notions of displacement, identity and illusion.
Sash Giles studied archaeology, majoring in the Aegean Bronze Age and has MA’s in both archaeology and the history of art. After working for the National Trust for ten years Sash joined the Collections Department at Chatsworth in 2016 bringing expertise in research, country house collections and jewellery, curating furniture, clocks, metals, ceramics and glass, portrait miniatures & objet vertu, jewellery and carved gems. Sash has developed her practice working with contemporary artists notably residencies in 2018 and 2022 with Linder Sterling and Alicia Paz.
This residency is a partnership between S1 Artspace, Chatsworth House Trust and Centre for Print Research at the University of West England. It is kindly supported by Alumno, The Freshgate Trust, the University of Sheffield’s School of Architecture and Sheffield Hallam University.

This event is free to attend but booking is required due to limited capacity. RSVP for your place here.


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