Swimming with Sharks‘ is the second solo presentation of Keef Winter in Galeria Breve. Winter will install a site-specific installation in Breve screening off one side of the space from the other. Winter’s work seeks to embody a state of transformation that is birthed from symbolic and physical enactments of rupture. In the destruction of a fence or hoarding, a petrol bomb to a peace wall, a brick to a riot shield, a smashed shop window in a protest, the surfaces that are the first to be struck are the elements that form Winter’s material language.
On the opening night Winter will make a veiled drone performance from within the screened enclosure chanting and
summoning the spirit of the space.
Keef Winter lives and works in London. Winter studied architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art and received a PhD in Philosophy entitled ‘The Handyman Aesthetic’ from Ulster University Belfast. His recent exhibitions include: ‘On Becoming Fluid’ (two person with Merike Estna), Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham, March 2017; ‘Sticky Enough’ (two-person with Harry Meadows), Chalton Gallery, London (2016); ‘Salon Sebastian Monteux’, Glasgow International (2016); ‘Deep Inside’ (solo), Galeria Breve; Mexico City (2016); ‘Streetwalking’, FUSO & Carpe Diem, Lisbon (2015); ‘Center Point’ (solo), House of St. Barnabas, London (2015); ‘Let’s build our own tomb’ (performance), X-Marks the Bokship, Matt’s Gallery, London (2015); ‘Neutral’, TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway (2014); ‘London Dust’ (2-person with Rut Blees Luxemburg), Chandelier Projects, London (2014); ‘Stone Dreams’ ORGY PARK, New York (2014); ‘X-Operation’, Wysing Arts Centre Cambridge (2013).
Upcoming presentations include ‘ Swimming with sharks’, Galeria Breve (solo), Mexico City, April 2017; ‘Pre-Fix’, Serra dei Giardini (with Catalyst Arts), Venice, May 2017; ‘Heavy Metal’, Blacktower Projects, London, Autumn 2017.