Lou Lou Sainsbury (DAI, 2021) has been awarded the Freelands Gasworks Partnership (2021), and will be an artist in residence at Gasworks until 20 September, working towards a series of public events and a solo exhibition next year. During her residency, Lou Lou will begin writing a performance and video-installation script, rewriting transgender histories into an interplanetary poetics of trans*/sensuality, relation and desire; questioning how the verb of transing* could change the way we speak about living beings. Moving across a sociality that sounds after the end of the world, where the body has no end.
Lou Lou Sainsbury is based in Rotterdam and Margate. She is currently finishing her MA in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute, was an associate artist at Open School East in 2017 and gained a BA in Moving Image from University of Brighton in 2016. Recent solo presentations include: my hole is the place where i call myself a mothe r , Well Projects (2020); and 1667: Not Alive, Just Living , Nottingham Contemporary (2019). Recent duo & group shows include: i fantasise a springtime and cry , Yaby and La Casa Encendida; Mood Spelled Backwards w/ Marie Tučková, Centre for Contemporary Arts Prague (both 2020); The Future is Nea r , Tate Modern; you are telling my story. They tell and eat and kiss and play us , Yaby (both 2019); and life/forms 3.0 | Wild Combination , Flat Time House (2018).
Established in 1994, Gasworks is a non-profit contemporary visual art organisation working at the intersection between UK and international practices and debates. It provides studios for London-based artists; commission emerging UK-based and international artists to present their first major exhibitions in the UK; and develop a highly-respected international residencies programme, which offers rare opportunities for international artists to research and develop new work in London. All programmes are accompanied by events and participatory workshops that engage audiences directly with artists and their work.