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Alberta Whittle: Under the skin of the ocean, the thing urges us up wild

A site specific series of works, inspired by the history and landscapes of Mount Stuart House, the island of Bute and the Clyde, an immersive installation that considers ideas connected to ancestral roots, trade routes, routes of power, roots of empire will reveal itself across the site of Mount Stuart. Selected group exhibitions include: British Art Show 9, touring to Aberdeen Art Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and The Box Plymouth (2021-2022); ‘Moving Bodies, Moving Images’, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2022); ‘Twilight Land’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2022); ‘Black Melancholia’, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson (2022); ‘Sex Ecologies’, Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway (2021); ‘Life between islands: Caribbean British Art 1950s - Now’, Tate Britain, London (2021); ‘Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism’, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow (2021); and the 13th Havana Biennial, Wilfredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba (2019). Whittle represented Scotland in the 59th Venice Biennale and is a 2022 recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Awards for Artists. In 2020, she was awarded a Turner Bursary and the Frieze Artist Award, she was the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018/19. Whittle recently presented a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and currently has a major solo presentation on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), Edinburgh. In September, 2023 Whittle opened her first solo exhibition at the Modern Institute, Glasgow “Even in the most beautiful place in the world, our breath can falter”. An exhibition at ICA Philadelphia is also forthcoming in 2024.