Acme Studios — Avril Corroon

Supporting Artists since 1972

Avril Corroon

Goldsmiths MFA Award

Avril Corroon’s videos, performances and sculptures explore situations and sites where precarious conditions in the neoliberal city have become everyday. She re-presents these examples in a humorous and satirical form. Such examples have included: a video examining the ‘Landlord’ as monster, cheese made from toxic household mould, performing on a city rooftop as the Airbnb company logo, and covertly filming staff treatment in the service industry where she works. Using the circumstances she finds herself in as an entry point, she seeks to interrogate the wider affects of neoliberalism faced by many of the millennial generation.

Avril was selected for the 2019/20 Goldsmiths MFA Award by artist and writer David Batchelor, Natasha Hoare (Curator, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art), Lea O’Loughlin (Co-Director, Acme) and Paul Bayley (Head of Residencies & Awards, Acme) from a shortlist of six MFA graduate artists at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Goldsmiths MFA Award

The Goldsmiths MFA Award is a partnership between Acme, Goldsmiths, University of London and Jane Hamlyn. With the goal of providing a bridge between college and professional practice, the award includes a bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme tailored specifically to the graduate’s practice. Artists on Acme’s early career programme occupy shared studio space in order to foster and encourage a greater degree of peer support and an environment of growth, risk-taking and excellence.