Phoebe Boswell - Drawing Ambassador

Phoebe Boswell was born in Nairobi, Kenya, grew up in the Arabian Gulf, studied at the Slade School of Art and Central St Martins, and currently lives and works in London. In 2019, she received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists and was the 2019 Bridget Riley Drawing Fellow at the British School at Rome. She is a Ford Foundation Fellow, and is represented in the United States by Sapar Contemporary, New York.


Her work has been widely exhibited: with institutional solo exhibitions at Autograph APB in London, Goteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, and the forthcoming HERE at New Art Exchange in Nottingham, which was postponed from 2020 due to covid-19; with galleries including Iniva, the Royal Academy, Kristen Hjellegjerde, Carroll / Fletcher, and Tiwani Contemporary; solo presentations at art fairs 1:54, the Armory Show, and Expo Chicago; and has screened at Sundance, the London Film Festival, LA Film Festival and Blackstar amongst others. She participated in the Goteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2015, the Biennial of Moving Images 2016 at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, and received the Future Generation Art Prize’s Special Prize in 2017, consequently exhibiting as part of the Collateral Events programme at the 57th Venice Biennale. Boswell is one of the selected artists for Prospect 5 in New Orleans and her first public artwork PLATFORM (2020), commissioned and produced by the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, Geneva, for the Mire Programme, was unveiled at Lancy-Bachet Railway Station in Geneva in July 2020.


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