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Works by Katherine Araniello

  • Quarterhouse Auditorium 49 Tontine Street Folkestone, England, CT20 1JT United Kingdom (map)

Katherine Araniello is a London-based performance artist, who uses performance, video and subversive humour in response to the mundane, social awkwardness and the negative representation of disability. She twists taboos and the everyday into works which are never quite as they seem and are constantly challenging notions of ability. No-one is exempt and everyone is under scrutiny. Araniello uses improvisation, interaction and the use of technology to create unpredictable scenarios that can range from large scale productions to DIY and workshop activities. She has worked with artists including Teresa Albor, Kim Noble, Ursula Martinez, Daniel Oliver, Aaron Williamson and Marcia Farquhar; and organisations including the Southbank Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, The Yard Theatre, China Plate, Tempting Failure, The Wellcome Trust and Guest Projects. Her recent collaborative work uses fun aesthetics which create quick unplanned performances.

Araniello also works under a number of guises, including as SickBitchCrips(SBC), a persona that allows her to present disability in outrageous and politically incorrect ways, provoking audiences to reassess their own notions of disability in contemporary society. She also works with Aaron Williamson as The Disabled Avant-Garde (DAG), a satirical arts organisation, creating pitch-black and self-knowing performances, videos and interventions.

Her work has been shown internationally at galleries and festivals including; Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The Nunnery, the Canadian Arts and Disability Festival, ICA, Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, Hitparaden - an international festival for performance at the Pumpehuset in Copenhagen and at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Michigan.

Katherine Araniello is an Artsadmin Associate Artist and is on the board of the Live Art Development Agency. She holds a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from London Guildhall University and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Earlier Event: March 24
Secret Strangelove Encounter 7
Later Event: March 24
Kent in Focus