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Show RCA 2019

Emma Angold

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Extremities is Emma Angold’s most recent body of work. It is an exploration of bodies. An exploration of intimacy. An exploration of gravity. Each pose constructed using bodies as building blocks. The disembodied limbs in the photographs are contorted, disoriented, entangled. People move together, connecting and becoming indistinguishable. In her installation, the artist creates a universe, a universe free from the limitations of our Earth. Free from the limitations of gravity. Photographs are choreographed onto the walls. Bringing the disjointed fragments together into one movement.


  • Emma Angold works primarily in the black and white medium of photography. Throughout her career, she has dedicated herself to exploring interhuman relationships. In her newest works, she studies the body’s physicality and how it can be used as a building block within choreographies. Prior to this, she developed square object-portraits during her early life in Southern California. Her work focused on themes of abandonment and consciousness, and highlighted the significance of discarded matter as a silent witness, standing as a metaphor for interhuman relationships.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Visual Art, University of San Diego, CA, USA, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Freelance installation technician, London, 2018–present; Studio RCA exhibition installation technician, Royal College of Art, London, 2017–18; Advanced photography teacher, ISSOS International Summer Schools, Cambridge, 2018; Art department dark room technician, San Diego, CA, 2016–17
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Love Stories <3', Art Number 23, London, 2019; 'Auxilium', Radstock Street Studio, London, 2019; 'Present Perfect Continuous', Art Number 23, London, 2018; 'PPS', Radstock Street Studio, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; 'The Found Object', Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2018; 'Family of No Man', Cosmos Arles Books, Arles, France, 2018; Work-in-progress Show, Radstock Street Studio, London, 2018; 'MCASD 25 and Under', Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, 2017; 'Traffic', USD Humanities Center Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2017; Senior Thesis Show, USD SLP Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2017; 'Eternal Connection' (Solo), USD Visual Arts Center, San Diego, CA, 2017; 'Another Path Found' (Solo), USD Visual Arts Center, San Diego, CA, 2017; 'MCASD 25 and Under', Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, 2016
  • Publications

  • Kelly Kennedy, Debut of ‘Another Path Found’, The USD Vista, February 2017
  • Awards

  • Exceptional Performance in Visual Arts, University of San Diego, 2017
Royal College of Art