B.1984. Lives and works in London, 

​Selected Exhibitions and performances:

Ritual for a New Regime, group show Cole Projects, London & online, June 2020

The Gates of Apophenia, Bosse and Baum, London, Nov 2019- Jan 2020 

Sonic Arrangements in the Infinite Fill, performance, Void Gallery, Derry City Walls, Northern Ireland August 2019

Command Lines, solo show, Void Gallery Northern Ireland June- August 2019

Mother Art Prize, group show, Mimosa House, May 2019

Lessness, still quorum, performance, Saturday Live, Serpentine Galleries, Sept 2018

New Work, 2 person show with Thomas Yeomans, Exposed Arts Projects, November 2018

Lotus, group show, Bosse and Baum Gallery, October 2017 

Boredom and its acid touch, performance, Frieze Live, London Oct 2017

Tongue Town, group show, Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2017

The Vernacular History of the Golden Rhubarb, solo exhibition, Bosse and Baum, January 2017

Cue Collision, group show, House of Egorn, London, Sept 2016

Lampy The Barefooted Father, performance, Lupercalia Live, Bosse & Baum, London 2016

PIC Festival, Performance, Melbourne Australia, Nov 2016

Dingbat, Art Language Location Festival Cambridge, 2015

Advanced Video Attribute Terminal Assembler and Recreator, residency & solo exhibition,The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill Jan 2015

Icons, performance BIFAMI @ Phillips, London Nov 2014

Frances Bacon Opera, Set Design, National Portrait Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, James Joyce Centre 2011-14

Glissando, solo exhibition, Bosse & Baum, London, Oct 2014

Coade’s Elixir- an occupation, solo exhibition, Concrete Cafe, Hayward Gallery, April 2014

Hot Stones, Wet Areas, Fast Melons, group show, Vienna, Dec 2013

DentalFlux event, curated and performed, Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, Dec 2013

Muster Point, ASC Gallery, London, Jan 2013

Please be Quiet, BSR ROME, June 2013

Tourist information Point, Supercollider, Blackpool, 2013

Sleight, Lewisham Arthouse, Residency & Solo Exhibition,London, August 2012

Glissando, Salisbury Arts Centre, July 2012​

Chain, Curator, Lewisham Arthouse, May 2012

I’ll be your Mirror, group show, Supercollider Blackpool, 2011

The Absurd Hero, group show, Hatch Gallery London, 2011

Awards & Residencies:

Mother Art Prize winner 2018

The Warburg Library, 2018-2019

Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture, British School at Rome, October 2012-September 2013

Graduate Award, Lewisham Art House, 2011-2012

Paris Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts,  2010

Eric and Jean Cass Sculpture Award 2010-2011

Press, interviews, publications & texts:

Lockdown Elevenses podcast, Southwark Park Galleries Podcast June 2020

Podcast The Wellness Formula with Candice Jacobs and Fine Years Gallery 2020

The Gates of Apophenia, This is Tomorrow Review by Harriet Smith Hughes , 2020

The Ritual Turn from Tarot to Tantra, conversation with Sarah Shin and Nisha Ramayya, Tate Modern 2020

Feminism, Magic & Brexit, review Dr Edwin Coomasuru, Burlington Contemporary, 2019

Interview, Floorr Magazine, November 2019

Best Visual Art Shows, The Irish Times, Sat 6th July, Aidan Dunne

BBC Radio Foyle, review for Command lines, 28th June, interview 21st June 2019

Unreasonable Silence, (tarot deck and artist book) published by common-editions April 2019

Panel discussion and artist talk, Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology, Birkbeck College, UK, 2018

Research presentation, The Warburg Institute, London, 2018

Lotus, with text by Kathy Nobel and Antonia Shaw Oct 2017

Review- This is Tomorrow Feb 2017

Interview- Studio International Feb 2017

Artist's Book- The Vernacular History of the Golden Rhubarb, Text by Dr Oren Margolis Jan 2017

Glissando, Antonia Shaw

FUKT Magazine Interview, 2013 

Review A-N magazine, 2012

Interview Salisbury Arts Centre, 2012


Royal College Of Art, MA Sculpture, 2009- 2011

The Slade School of Fine Art, BA Fine Art (1st Class hons), 2005 -2009

For more info and forthcoming exhibitions please contact or Bosse & Baum Gallery


Candida Powell-Willliams creates installations which play with the relationship between sculpture, live performance and animation. Her research–based and process led sculptural practice is guided by the connection between the materiality of objects, action and belief. The sculptural landscapes are a response to researching the slippage that occurs to the meaning of historical artefacts over time, confronting our relationship to memory and storytelling. Typically working site specifically or with specialist collections and libraries, bringing a feminist, esoteric lens through which to retell human attempts to understand ourselves within the chaotic universe. Most recently as artist in residence at the Warburg Institute London I explored the cultural heritage of tarot resulting in a major body of sculpture, animation, performance and published material. 


Using a range of materials and textures CPW's sculptures flip between bodily or animal references and modular, emblematic forms. These reference the ever shifting meaning of symbols from architecture to talisman, rendering them physical in modular, emblematic forms or prop-like sculptures akin to drawing and characterised by their wobbly geometry, apparently dissolving edges and the intimacy of the handmade. Fabricated in sweet gradients of pinks, purples, yellows and greens, the colours and surfaces coalesce to appear like disneyfied relics.


Collaborative performances explore gesture and the threshold between our bodies and the external environment. These interactions are documented in stuttering animations permeating the work with notions of time, presence and absence.



all works & images © Candida Powell-Williams