Fire Station Residency
Pat Naldi is an artist living and working in London. Her practice engages with site-specificity as both context and research, and is manifested through video, live events, installation, publications, photography, website projects, television and radio broadcasts and writing. Her work is informed by an interdisciplinary approach that draws on contemporary art, visual culture, land and urban spatial practices, politics, and architecture. Key to her methodology is a critical enquiry and positioning of and within lived social space.
Pat’s projects have been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Tate Britain; ZKM Centre for Art & Media, Karlsruhe; International Rome Film Festival; NGBK Berlin; Performance Space, Sydney; International Adelaide Festival; and Kate MacGarry, London. In 1998, she was awarded the ACE Helen Chadwick Senior Research Fellowship at the British School at Rome and the Ruskin School of Art and in 2016 was the visiting artist in residence at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Fire Station Residency 2001-2005
Acme's residency at the Fire Station is one of the most directly supportive schemes for artists in the United Kingdom, providing combined studio and living space at low rents, as well as a half rent residency for a deaf or disabled artist. This five year fixed-term residency scheme is intended to allow artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and professional careers, and less time working to survive. 2001-2005 residents were selected by Angela Kingston (curator), David Panton (Co founder of Acme), Damien Robinson (artist and administrator), and Lindsay Seers (artist).