Sabrina Fuller is interested in how groups and individuals respond and react to society’s expectations: how objectification and exclusion from mainstream society can give license to chart other ways of being, and how a classification as Other allows a freedom to develop the language of difference and form unlikely alliances. Relationships – developed through a practice of collaborative working, participation and giving voice – are fundamental to her language of difference.
She investigates the construction of subjectivities and the border between self-image and self-presentation – the internal and the external – using a range of tools and media including still and moving image, voice, sound and the written word. Sound and time open the possibility of a more physical encounter with her work, while place offers an amalgam of metaphor and context throughout, with its pull on what we can know and who we can be.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally. She was lead artist of the four awarded the 2018-19 Artquest Lifeboat Residency, and a founding member of the international, intergenerational collective BLUNT. She was a co-founder and member of the collective Kiosk, whose aims were to showcase the work of emerging artists and to extend the audience for their work outside the bounds of the traditional gallery system; is an active member of the Feminist Duration Reading Group working group, and writes and publishes, in her own right as well as collectively.
-Teatre del Passat (Theatre of the Past), Sala Monserrat Roig, Pati Llimona, Barcelona, 2011
-Kings, People’s History Museum, Manchester, 2010
-Se Quien Quieres Ser (Just Who You Want to Be), Sala Ruines, Pati Llimona, Barcelona, 2007
Her work has been shown at Manchester City Art Gallery and at Preston’s Harris Gallery.
Recent group shows and screenings include:
-To meet the sea (video), Invisible Material: process, performance and screenings. London College of Communication, March 2019.
-Grethel, in Table Exhibition screening night. Swiss Church, London WC2H 9DY, March 2019
-To meet the sea (audio version), in Limbo, SEAS (Socially engaged art salon) Brighton, May 2019 and at BLUNT/Lifeboat Open Studio, Limehouse Art Foundation, London E3 3ND, October 2018.
-Part of something bigger, Video Art Film Club, Leyden Gallery, London E1, September 2018; Artists Jamboree, Darlington, June 2018; Femfest film night, 47 Tanner Street SEI, September 2017
-Habaneras, + sound installation at Proud Archivist, London N1, December 2017 and Falmouth Poly February 2018.
-Away, in VACANT. IN USE Deptford Old Police Station, part of Deptford X fringe, September 2017 and Sheroes, Ugly Duck, Bermondsey, March 2018.
-Flow, in Writing Photographs at LCC Space, Elephant and Castle SE1, May-June 2017
-I'll tell you about the mermaid, in Three-fold, MA final show, at 47 Tanner Street SE1, December 2016 and at Butifou Gallery, Hangzhou, China, May 2017
-A joyous revolution, London College of Communication MA Interim Show, March 2016
-Fabricate’s If the Truth Be Told , part of Liverpool’s Look 2013 Parallel Programme