Credit: Rebecca Jagoe. Photo - Rosie Taylor
Rebecca Jagoe is an Irish artist based in Wales, whose practice encompasses performance, sculpture, textiles, writing, and drawing. Their work is a material memoir which examines how their own experiences of illness, autism and gender have been informed by specific Western cultural narratives shaped in the late medieval period. In particular, they aim to deconstruct the Western notion of what constitutes the human, and its relationship to language and monstrosity.
They are currently on the Freelands Fellowship at g39 in Cardiff, and are currently producing an online broadcast performance with Site Gallery based on the medieval text The Peterborough Lapidary. In 2021 their work was shown in The Drawing Room in London, Mostyn Gallery in Llandudno, and EKKM in Tallinn. In 2020, their work was shown online by Wysing (Cambridge, UK) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain), and they performed at CCA Goldsmiths (London, UK) before lockdown. They have recently shown work at Jupiter Woods (London, 2019), South London Gallery (2019), and the Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2018). Their writing has been published by A Shade Colder, Hotel magazine, the Happy Hypocrite, and Frieze magazine, among others.