Since graduating from Goldsmith’s College as part of the Freeze generation in the late 1980s, Angela Bulloch has emerged as one of Britain’s most innovative artists. Bulloch is interested in systems that structure social behaviour. Her functional sculptures, light and sound works play with the ways in which we construct and interpret different types of information, be it related to art, literature, cinema, music, or issues of ownership and authorship. Her multi-disciplinary installations marry conceptual rigour with sensuousness and humour. Walking through a room triggers canned laughter; a video screening is activated by a person sitting on a cushioned bench opposite; a wall-mounted sequence of coloured spheres switches on each time a person passes a particular point.
Since the early 2000s Bulloch has been creating increasingly ambitious sculptural installations made from ‘pixel boxes’. Developed by Bulloch with engineers as a prototype in the late 1990s, the pixel box is made up of luminous tubes and an electronic control unit housed within an industrially produced wooden or metal casing. Elemental units within an ever-expanding body of work, the pixel boxes form the basis of a variety of structures, from towers and floors to monumental screens which translate scenes from cinema, television or entirely abstract sequences as mesmerising colour compositions that change before the viewer.
Angela Bulloch has been nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997. She participated in the “Freeze” exhibition in London docklands in 1988 after completing her studies at Goldsmiths College University of London. Since then she has exhibited widely from the Guggenheim in New York to The Power Plant, Toronto, the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, the Secession Wien, Vienna, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the ICA, Philadelphia and the Serpentine Gallery, London to name but a few. She has participated in the Venice Biennial, the Shanghai Biennial, the Lyon Biennial and the Valencia Biennial.