Kira Freije

Kira Freije (b. 1985, London) lives and works in London after completing a BA in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford in 2011 and receiving her Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London in 2016. Freije links the material language and process of sculpture-making to written poetic structure. Meaning occurs through sculptural constellations of the universally recognisable and memory driven; the figure, the domestic, the natural world. Permeating all these subjects is the feeling of desire concealed. The complexities of intimacy, faith, power and protection inherent in ideas of the ‘invisible’ are searched for and sharpened through her work. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include those at E-WERK Luckenwalde, Germany (2021); Soft Opening, London (2019); Turf Projects, London (2018); 12 Mackintosh Lane, London (2018), Recent Activity, Birmingham (2017); Occidental Temporary, Paris (2016) and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016). Recent group exhibitions featuring Freije’s work include: To the River, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna (2020); Via dell’Inferno, Herald St at Galleria Spazia, Bologna, Italy (2020); Far Back Must Go Who Wants to Do A Big Jump, ChertLüdde, Berlin (2019); The Charade, Lockup International, London (2019); Sheltering Sky, GAO Gallery, London (2019); Go, Soft Opening, Piccadilly Underground Station, London (2018); Flipside, Fold Gallery, London (2018); Ecstasy in Norwich, Lower Green, Norwich (2018); Dead Heat, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig, Germany (2017); The Sleeping Procession, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester (2017);  No Place to Spit, SET project space, London (2017); Walled Gardens in an Insane Eden, Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome (2017) and A Rose Is Without a ‘Why.’ It Blooms Because It Blooms, Carl Freedman Gallery, London (2016).