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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Jasmine Pajdak

Show RCA work

  • The patient and silent labor of desire

    The patient and silent labor of desire, Jasmine Pajdak 2019
    Soft ground etching on gelatine and agar membrane
    100 cm x 145 cm

  • And what matter

    And what matter, Jasmine Pajdak 2019
    Gypsum, towel, recycled toy stuffing
    60 cm x 90 cm

Major project:

The Second Body

There are tides in the body

Little death,

And what matter

For In me too the wave rises; it arches its back.

She opened her mouth.


  • What does it mean to interact with the world? Where might we locate the thresholds of interactions with others, where do these limits exist or manifest? Touch and being in touch seem vital to how we de-centre ideas of self in order to face our problematic relations with each other and with our planet.

    Jasmine's work attempts to navigate a sense of the enormous and near intractable responsibility of properly acknowledging our relationship with the material world – being of it rather than merely on it – and thereby to ourselves at the most intimate level. Her work brings into question the notion of the thresholds between humans – the skin of being – this in-between space we occupy with others and with nature.

  • Previous degrees

  • Postgraduate Diploma In Drawing, Royal Drawing School, 2014; BA Fine Art, Falmouth University, 2009; Foundation in Art and Design, Falmouth University, 2006
  • Experiences

  • Guest speaker and visiting tutor, Northumbria University, Newcastle, 2019
  • Exhibitions

  • 'What a Relief!?', CGP Gallery, London, 2019; 'Sweet Nowheres', Little Gallery, Calgary, Canada, 2018; 'Becoming and Dissolving', Alice Black Gallery, London, 2017; 'Lexis over Land', Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall, 2017; 'Floating Worlds', SafeHouse, Peckham, London, 2016; 'No Monkey Business', Q-Park China Town, London, 2016
  • Awards

  • Mara/Laing Graduate Student Exchange Programme, Canada, 2018; The Moritz-Heyman Residency at Pignano, Italy, 2016; Dumfries House Artist Residency, 2015; Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Travel Scholarship to Italy Award, 2010
Royal College of Art