Acme Studios — Anouk Verviers

Supporting Artists since 1972

Anouk Verviers

Goldsmiths MFA Award

Anouk Verviers’ work investigates systems of power through non-systemic processes: processes that are unstable, adaptable, and open to leave space for experimentation, collaboration, and embodied ways of understanding. Using sound, woodwork, ceramic, drawing, archival and everyday materials, bodies, and cameras, she creates performances, installations, videos, sound pieces, and sculptures. Her work aims to embrace complexity and multiplicity, revealing entanglements between ourselves, others, and the matter around us. Her most recent work explores the exhaustion of the femxle body and chronic pain. It aims to prefigure possible practices of care and resistance by playing with ideas of empowering-exhaustion and unproductive-hardwork

Anouk was selected for the 2023/24 Goldsmiths MFA Award by a panel including Chooc Ly Tan from a shortlist of six MFA graduate artists from Goldsmiths.

Goldsmiths MFA Award

The Goldsmiths MFA Award is a partnership between Acme, Goldsmiths, University of London and Jane Hamlyn. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award includes a generous bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme. Recipients of Acme’s Early Career Awards Programme work from shared studios in order to encourage an environment of peer support and critical dialogue.