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Designed by KMA Sullivan and

Cole Hildebrand

Deofrith III by Angela Singer.
Ugly Music by Diannely Antigua. Cover Design by Alban Fischer.

Angela Singer

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Artist Bio

Angela Singer (b. 1966, England; lives and works in New Zealand)

Angela Singer is an artist and animal advocate. She has explored the human-animal relationship since the mid-1990s. She is concerned with the ethical and epistemological consequences of humans using nonhuman life, and the role that humans play in the exploitation and destruction of animals and our environment. Singer sees the boundaries separating other species from humans as permeable.

Singer sculpts in various media including modelling clay, wax, fibre, ceramics, gemstones, and vintage jewelry, as well as creating stitched works from recycled wool, silk and cotton. Many of her sculptural works combine mixed media with vintage taxidermy. She is known for working with vintage hunting trophy taxidermy, which she recycles into new sculptural forms to explore the human/animal divide. She calls this practice “de-taxidermy”, a process which involves revealing the wounds inflicted on the animal, wounds that are obscured by the taxidermy process and its attempted "rescue from time". Singer incorporates into her work some of the history of the death of the animal, which she obtains from those who give her the vintage taxidermy.

Singer received her MFA from Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland University, NZ (2003). Her work has featured in a number of books, and has been exhibited in institutions in the USA, France, England, Australia and New Zealand, including Curious Creatures & Marvellous Monsters Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand (2018); The Sexual Politics of Meat, The Animal Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2017); Dead Animals, or the Curious Occurrence of Taxidermy in Contemporary Art, David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (2016); Ecce animalia. Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Poland (2014); Points de vue d’artistes. Universcience Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Paris, France (2013); Unnatural Natural History. Royal West of England Academy RWA, Bristol, UK (2012); The Enchanted Palace. Kensington Palace, London, UK (2010).

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