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Pernille Spence

Pernille Spence is an artist based in Scotland who has been creating performances and moving image works since the mid 1990s.  She has created work for the sky, working with a team of skydivers, been lifted into the air by 22 giant weather balloons and devised a series of performances that took place in over 50 locations in the landscape alongside railway lines from Aberdeen to Glasgow.


Using a diverse mix of materials her work explores a visual dialogue between the human body, movement and space, and the body’s physical/psychological limits and constraints with in these parameters.

Exhibiting nationally and internationally her work has been shown in many galleries and festivals including the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Germany, the Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne, Alchemly Film & Moving Image Festival, Scotland and she was recently part of “>>FFWD:Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland” in Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai Biennale, China. Her short film, Bob & Sink, made in collaboration with Zoë Irvine was recently shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020.  


Pernille currently lectures in the Contemporary Art Practice department at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.

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