Eva Gold

The work of the British visual artist Eva Gold, which spans various media from sculpture to drawing to moving image, is united by her undeniable eye for the cinematic, with her knowingly fetishistic use of materials like bone, steel, carved soap, leather, and vulcanized rubber suggesting an oblique or hidden narrative behind every installation. She applies a keenly directorial approach to her own imagined scenes, focusing on abstracted details to provoke the viewer into wondering what is happening beyond the frame, and sometimes using this deliberate elision of the wider picture to suggest illicitness, uncanniness, or the possibility of an unknown threat. Gold also incorporates found items that arrive with their own inbuilt histories, and plays with sensory elements like scent. Several pieces suggest bodies-as-parts: either dismantled, or present only in the ghostly shapes of hanging clothes. Power, violence, and the volatile nexus between both of these major forces per existence under the constraints of capitalism recur as potent themes, as do references to America—a place whose culture, in addition to being a locus for cinema, often presents us with amplified examples of this particular dynamic tension.

b. 1994, Manchester
Lives and works in London, UK

Education
2016

BA Fine Art & History of Art, Goldsmiths, London

2019

PGDip, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2024

Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, US

2023

City of Rooms (part one) (with Louise Bourgeois), Rose Easton, London, UK

City of Rooms (part two), Rose Easton at The Shop, Sadie Coles HQ, London

2022

Slow Dance, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin

The Last Cowboys, Ginny on Frederick, London

Lock Up International (with Elisabeth Molin), Brussels

2020

Perv City, Parrhesiades / Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London

2018

Die Wohnung (The Dwelling) (with Madeleine Pledge), SET Project Space, London

Let me look at you, Centre for Recent Drawing, London

Room to Crawl (with Lewis Hammond), Becky’s, London

2017

A Bead of Sweat, Stilled, Lily Brooke, London

Group Exhibitions
2024

Air de Repos (Breathwork), CAPC, Bordeaux, FR (forthcoming)

SL x RE, Silke Lindner, New York (forthcoming)

Channel, curated by Figure Figure, CACN - Centre d'art contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes, FR

2023

The Living House, Van Gogh House, London

Stilled Images, Tube Gallery, Palma de Mallorca

Ideal Shapes of Disappearing, Silke Lindner, New York

2022

Not before it has forgotten you, curated by Caroline Drevait & Estelle Marois, Nicoletti, London & The Pole Gallery, Paris

SEX, Rose Easton, London

2021

Corps, MAMOTH, London

2020

Sets & Scenarios, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Barely Furtive Pleasures, Nir Altman, Munich

2019

General Meeting, Freehouse, London

2018

Battery Horizons, Hockney Galleries, London

2017

Minimum III, Gesso Art Space, Vienna

Bearing Liability, Strange Cargo, Folkestone Triennial

Addams Outtakes, Roaming Projects, London

SLAB, A.P.T Gallery, London

Awards & Residencies
2023

Rupert Residency, Lithuania

2022

Fluxus Art Projects

2021

Arts Council England, Developing Your Creative Practice

2020

Eaton Fund, Artist’s Grant

2019

André Dunoyer de Segonzac Travel Prize

Gilbert Bayes Scholarship Award

2018

Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award

The Hatley Residency, Centre for Recent Drawing, London

The Maccabeans Prize

2017

Red Mansion Award, Residency in Beijing, China

Eva Gold, Night Shift, 2024, Aluminium, resin, fibreglass, fluorescent strip light, 26.2 x 55.5 x 12.5 cm (10 ¼ x 21 ⅞ x 4 ⅞ in)

Eva Gold, Night Shift, 2024, Aluminium, resin, fibreglass, fluorescent strip light, 26.2 x 55.5 x 12.5 cm (10 ¼ x 21 ⅞ x 4 ⅞ in)

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Eva Gold, Night Shift, 2024 (alternative view)

Eva Gold, Night Shift, 2024 (alternative view)

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Eva Gold, Night Shift, 2024 (detail)

Eva Gold, Night Shift, 2024 (detail)

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Eva Gold, Night Shift, 2024 (detail)

Eva Gold, Night Shift, 2024 (detail)

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Eva Gold, Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, 2024

Eva Gold, Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, 2024

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Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers I, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers I, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

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Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers II, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers II, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

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Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers III, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers III, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

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Eva Gold, Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, 2024

Eva Gold, Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, 2024

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Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers IV, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers IV, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

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Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers V, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (16.5 x 23.4 in)

Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers V, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (16.5 x 23.4 in)

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Eva Gold, Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, 2024

Eva Gold, Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, 2024

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Eva Gold, Echo Chamber, 2024, leather, 8 found chairs, dimensions variable

Eva Gold, Echo Chamber, 2024, leather, 8 found chairs, dimensions variable

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Eva Gold, Echo Chamber, 2024 (detail)

Eva Gold, Echo Chamber, 2024 (detail)

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Eva Gold, Echo Chamber, 2024 (detail)

Eva Gold, Echo Chamber, 2024 (detail)

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Eva Gold, Insider/outsider, 2024, barbed wire, hardware, dimensions variable

Eva Gold, Insider/outsider, 2024, barbed wire, hardware, dimensions variable

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Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers VI, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

Eva Gold, Pilot and Passengers VI, 2024, colour pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 59.4 cm (15.5 x 23.4 in)

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Eva Gold, Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, 2024

Eva Gold, Shadow Lands, Silke Lindner, New York, 2024

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Eva Gold, Face up, 2023, colour pencil on paper, framed, 37 x 50 x 4 cm

Eva Gold, Face up, 2023, colour pencil on paper, framed, 37 x 50 x 4 cm

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The Living House, Van Gogh House, London 2023

The Living House, Van Gogh House, London 2023

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The Living House, Van Gogh House, London 2023

The Living House, Van Gogh House, London, 2023

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Eva Gold, Scenes from a dream (the night before last), 2023

Eva Gold, Scenes from a dream (the night before last), 2023

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City of Rooms (part one), 2023, Rose Easton, London, © The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS

City of Rooms (part one), Rose Easton, London, 2023 © The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS

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Eva Gold, Insomniac (SE4 2PP), 2023, Aluminium, 30 x 28 x 17 cm

Eva Gold, Insomniac (SE4 2PP), 2023, Aluminium, 30 x 28 x 17 cm

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City of Rooms (part one), 2023, Rose Easton, London, © The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS

City of Rooms (part one), Rose Easton, London, 2023 © The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS

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Eva Gold, Channel Zero, 2023, Pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 50 x 3.5 cm

Eva Gold, Channel Zero, 2023, Pencil on paper, framed, 42 x 50 x 3.5 cm

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Eva Gold, Soft Touch, 2023, Lambskin leather, found chair, 73 x 55 x 60 cm

Eva Gold, Soft Touch, 2023, Lambskin leather, found chair, 73 x 55 x 60 cm

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Eva Gold, Home Video, 2023, Jesmonite, rubber, 18 x 8.5 x 21 cm

Eva Gold, Home Video, 2023, Jesmonite, rubber, 18 x 8.5 x 21 cm

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Eva Gold, City of Rooms (part one), 2023, Rose Easton, London

City of Rooms (part one), Rose Easton, London, 2023

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Eva Gold, City of Rooms (part two), Rose Easton at The Shop, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2023

Eva Gold, City of Rooms (part two), Rose Easton at The Shop, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2023

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Eva Gold, 00:10:22, 2023, Colour pencil on paper, steel and aluminium frame, 25 x 29 x 3 cm

Eva Gold, 00:10:22, 2023, Colour pencil on paper, steel and aluminium frame, 25 x 29 x 3 cm

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Eva Gold, 00:06:03, 2023, Colour pencil on paper, steel and aluminium frame, 25 x 29 x 3 cm

Eva Gold, 00:06:03, 2023, Colour pencil on paper, steel and aluminium frame, 25 x 29 x 3 cm

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Eva Gold, Hunter (03:00 AM), 2023, Aluminium, 47 x 32 x 17 cm

Eva Gold, Hunter (03:00 AM), 2023, Aluminium, 47 x 32 x 17 cm

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Ideal Shapes of Disappearing, Silke Lindner, New York, 2023

Ideal Shapes of Disappearing, Silke Lindner, New York, 2023

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Eva Gold, Slow Dance, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin, 2022

Eva Gold, Slow Dance, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin, 2022

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Eva Gold, Motel, 2022, Latex, aluminium, fluorescent strip light, gel, 77 x 120 x 62 cm

Eva Gold, Motel, 2022, Latex, aluminium, fluorescent strip light, gel, 77 x 120 x 62 cm

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Eva Gold, Slow Dance, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin, 2022

Eva Gold, Slow Dance, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin, 2022

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Eva Gold, Wild Boy, Breathing, 2022, Rubber roofing membrane

Eva Gold, Wild Boy, Breathing, 2022, Rubber roofing membrane

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Eva Gold, Dead weight, 2022, Oiled lambskin leather, duck feathers, stainless steel, 110 x 40 x 40 cm

Eva Gold, Dead weight, 2022, Oiled lambskin leather, duck feathers, stainless steel, 110 x 40 x 40 cm

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Eva Gold, The Hand That Feeds You, 2022, Lambskin leather, stainless steel, embroidery thread, 22 x 22 x 9 cm

Eva Gold, The Hand That Feeds You, 2022, Lambskin leather, stainless steel, embroidery thread, 22 x 22 x 9 cm

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Eva Gold, Slow dance​, 2022, Coloured pencil on paper, framed

Eva Gold, Slow dance​, 2022, Coloured pencil on paper, framed

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Eva Gold, Hotel, 2022, Latex, aluminium, fluorescent strip light, gel, 80 x 110 x 62 cm

Eva Gold, Hotel, 2022, Latex, aluminium, fluorescent strip light, gel, 80 x 110 x 62 cm

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Eva Gold, Dreamer, 2022, Rubber roofing membrane, lead, embroidery thread, 38 x 28 x 17 cm

Eva Gold, Dreamer, 2022, Rubber roofing membrane, lead, embroidery thread, 38 x 28 x 17 cm

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Eva Gold, The Last Cowboys, Ginny on Frederick, London, 2022

Eva Gold, The Last Cowboys, Ginny on Frederick, London, 2022

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Eva Gold, The Last Cowboys, Ginny on Frederick, London, 2022

Eva Gold, The Last Cowboys, Ginny on Frederick, London, 2022

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Eva Gold, Cowboys, 2022, Rubber roofing membrane

Eva Gold, Cowboys, 2022, Rubber roofing membrane

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Eva Gold, The Last Cowboys, 2022, Ginny on Frederick, London

Eva Gold, The Last Cowboys, 2022, Ginny on Frederick, London

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Eva Gold, Residual Heat (24 Hour), 2022, Aluminium, perspex, fluorescent strip, gel, duck feathers, 55 x 74 x 11 cm

Eva Gold, Residual Heat (24 Hour), 2022, Aluminium, perspex, fluorescent strip, gel, duck feathers, 55 x 74 x 11 cm

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Eva Gold, Residual Heat (Open Late), 2022, Aluminium, perspex, fluorescent strip, gel, duck feathers, 36 x 59 x 10 cm

Eva Gold, Residual Heat (Open Late), 2022, Aluminium, perspex, fluorescent strip, gel, duck feathers, 36 x 59 x 10 cm

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Eva Gold, Packet, 2022, Aluminium, 10 x 6 x 4 cm

Eva Gold, Packet, 2022, Aluminium, 10 x 6 x 4 cm

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Eva Gold, People from last night's dreams stumble in dark rooms, 2022, rubber, buckles, 90 x 16 x 15 cm

Eva Gold, People from last night's dreams stumble in dark rooms, 2022, rubber, buckles, 90 x 16 x 15 cm

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Eva Gold, The Playground, 2022, coloured pencil on paper, aluminium frame, 20 x 42 x 2.4 cm

Eva Gold, The Playground, 2022, coloured pencil on paper, aluminium frame, 20 x 42 x 2.4 cm

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Not Before It Has Forgotten You, curated by Caroline Drevait & Estelle Marois, Nicoletti, London, 2022

Not Before It Has Forgotten You, curated by Caroline Drevait & Estelle Marois, Nicoletti, London, 2022

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Eva Gold, Liquid Gold, 2022, Aluminium with carvings, fluourescent strip, gel, 53 x 128 x 27 cm

Eva Gold, Liquid Gold, 2022, Aluminium with carvings, fluourescent strip, gel, 53 x 128 x 27 cm

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Eva Gold, Perv City, Parrhesiades at Goldsmiths CCA, 2020

Eva Gold, Perv City, Parrhesiades at Goldsmiths CCA, 2020

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Eva Gold, Perv City, Parrhesiades at Goldsmiths CCA, 2020

Eva Gold, Perv City, Parrhesiades at Goldsmiths CCA, 2020

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SEX, Rose Easton, London, 2022

SEX, Rose Easton, London, 2022

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Eva Gold, The dog house, 2022, Rubber roofing membrane, lead, 43 x 70 x 45 cm

Eva Gold, The dog house, 2022, Rubber roofing membrane, lead, 43 x 70 x 45 cm

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Eva Gold, The dog house, 2022 (alternative view)

Eva Gold, The dog house, 2022 (alternative view)

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Eva Gold, Lucky You, 2022, Stainless steel, 37 x 29 x 13 cm

Eva Gold, Lucky You, 2022, stainless steel, 37 x 29 x 13 cm

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Eva Gold, Some nights smell like trouble, 2022, Latex tubing, gold hoops found on the floor of nightclub toilet cubicles, 72 x 20 x 10 cm / dimensions variable

Eva Gold, Some nights smell like trouble, 2022, Latex tubing, gold hoops found on the floor of nightclub toilet cubicles, 72 x 20 x 10 cm / dimensions variable

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Eva Gold, Some nights smell like trouble, 2022 (detail)

Eva Gold, Some nights smell like trouble, 2022 (detail)

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Eva Gold, N.H, 2019, Hand carved Imperial Leather soap, rubber shelf, 10 x 10 x 7 cm

Eva Gold, N.H, 2019, Hand carved Imperial Leather soap, rubber shelf, 10 x 10 x 7 cm

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Eva Gold, N.H, 2019 (alternative view)

Eva Gold, N.H, 2019 (alternative view)

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Eva Gold, U.W, 2019, Hand carved Imperial Leather soap, rubber shelf, 10 x 10 x 7 cm

Eva Gold, U.W, 2019, Hand carved Imperial Leather soap, rubber shelf, 10 x 10 x 7 cm

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An Arrangement of Scenes, Royal Academy Schools Show, London, 2019

An Arrangement of Scenes, Royal Academy Schools Show, London, 2019

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Eva Gold, Lazy boy (The Perv), 2019, Vulcanised rubber, gaffer tape, silicone, latex, automotive grease, vaseline, la-z-boy

Eva Gold, Lazy boy (The Perv), 2019, Vulcanised rubber, gaffer tape, silicone, latex, automotive grease, vaseline, la-z-boy

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Eva Gold, A changed man (The Perv), 2019, Vulcanised rubber, gaffer tape, steel, bolts

Eva Gold, A changed man (The Perv), 2019, Vulcanised rubber, gaffer tape, steel, bolts

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Eva Gold, Baby, 2018, bowling pin, chain, steel, 200 x 13 x 50 cm

Eva Gold, Baby, 2018, bowling pin, chain, steel, 200 x 13 x 50 cm

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Eva Gold, Kidney, 2018, Jesmonite, 23 x 16 x 6 cm

Eva Gold, Kidney, 2018, Jesmonite, 23 x 16 x 6 cm

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