New East London-based female artist Emma Hart appointed for UCL East
We are delighted to announce that UCL lecturer Emma Hart has been appointed to create new work for UCL East on Queen Elizabeth Park.
This is the first commission within a wider programme of public art as part of the UCL East development. Emma was selected through a competitive interview process, due to her interest in how art can forge meaningful relationships with its viewers.
Emma lives and works in London; she received her MA in Fine Art from UCL’s Slade School of Fine Arts in 2004 and completed her PhD in Fine Art at Kingston University in 2013. She won the 2016 Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. In 2015, she was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Foundation award for visual art.
Her fresh approach to working with communities and the academic community at UCL East will unfold over the next two years as she develops ideas for the building. Emma will also work with the project architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands to integrate her work into the building.