Serena Korda

Royal College of Arts, London

Royal College of Arts, London



Serena Korda’s installation “Building the Matterhorn” combines several genres: a sculpturally conceived antiquarian closet showing equally antiquated instructions for housewives on how to construct your own home mountain. The audio track features one of the first female mountaineers, Annie Smith Peck, describing her ascent of Huascarán. Another video, presented in the form of a security camera, shows the digging of a pit. The installation includes a book by the artist, made using various graphic techniques. –pv-

*1979, GBR


2007- 2009: Printmaking MA Royal College of Art
1998-2001: BA Fine Art, First class honours, Middlesex University
1997-1998: Art Foundation, Distinction, Middlesex University

Exhibitions and Performance events:
2009: “Kiss of a Lifetime” Rouge Project Space, Manchester
2008: “The Wonder Book Lectures” Camden Arts Centre, London
2008: “B**K” London Print Studio, London
2008: “The Answer Lies at the End of the Line.” Art on the Underground, Stanmore Station
2008: “The Library of Secrets”, The Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable
2008: “walkwalkwalk: Stories from the Exeter Archive”, SpaceX, Exeter
2007: “walkwalkwalk: Stories from the Exeter Archive”, SpaceX, Exeter
2007: “E8” Transition Gallery,London
2007: “Intransit” Chelsea Physic Garden, London
2007: “The Library of Secrets” Whitstable Biennale
2006: “Look Again” The World’s End Estate, London
2006: “Frenzy” Metropole Galleries, Folkestone
2006: “walkwalkwalk” Camden Arts Centre, London
2006: “The Library of Secrets” The Great Eastern Hotel, London
2005: “Night Walk 1” Whitchaple London
2005: “Walk Walk Walk: an archaeology of the familiar and the forgotten”
2005: Design History Conference, London
2005: “Ceremony” The Pump House, London
2005: “Tattoo” The Customs House, South Shields
2005: “TEA” Camden Arts Centre, London
2005: “Playing Life” Elastic Residence, London
2005: “TEA” The Happy Sailor, London
2004: “Old Men’s Flesh” The Bow Festival, London
2004: “Love, Honour and Obey” The Crown Gallery, London
2004: “I can c my way home” SpaceX, Exeter

2009: Deutsche Bank Award
2005: Artsadmin Early Career Bursary
2002: ACAVA First Base

2005-06: Islington Green School, London
2007-08: Whitstable Biennale

Educational Work:
2008: Cultureal Creative Partnerships
2007: Cultureal, Creative Partnerships
2006: Camden Arts Centre, Art Tutor
2006: Islington Arts Factory, Art Tutor
2006: Bow Arts Trust, Art Tutor
2005: Camden Arts Centre, Art Tutor
2005: Hounslow CIP, Creative mentor
2005: Islington Arts Centre, Art Tutor
2004: Camden Art Centre, Art Tutor
2004: Islington Arts Factory, Art Tutor
2003: Wandsworth Prison, Art Tutor
2003: Holloway Prison, Art Tutor