Laura Wilson (b. Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an artist based in London, UK. She is interested in how history is carried and evolved through everyday materials, trades and craftsmanship. She works with specialists to develop sculptural and performative works that amplify the relationship between materiality, memory and tacit knowledge.
Wilson’s interdisciplinary and research-based works have been exhibited widely including at: Block Universe, British Museum, London, UK; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK; The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, London, UK (2018); SPACE, London; V&A, London; Guest Projects, London and with Invisible Dust for Hull 2017 City of Culture (2017); RIBA, London; Site Gallery, Sheffield; and SPACE, London (2016); Whitstable Biennial (2014); Camden Arts Centre, London and Turner Contemporary, Margate (2013); and W139, Amsterdam and De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (2012). She is a Syllabus II artist (2016/17) and was UK Associate Artist in residence at Delfina Foundation, London in 2016; and the recipient of the Winston Churchill Memorial Travel Fellowship in 2011. She has forthcoming projects and exhibitions in 2019 with the V&A, London; Grand Union, Birmingham and TACO, London. She been awarded a commission with New Geographies, a major site-responsive visual arts programme across the East of England with Norwich Castle Gallery and Museum.