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Andrea Khôra

MA work

New Sight: Medicine

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New Sight: Medicine envisions a coven in a near-future world who have rediscovered psychic surveillance initiative practices created by the Stanford Research Institute, for the CIA in the 1950s through the 1990s. Their use of the 'Psychic Magnification Effect' becomes a form of agency to wield in the face of an ever pervasive surveillance state.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2019



  • Andrea Khôra (Seattle, 1989) graduated Cum Laud with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of Washington, and with a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art from Brandeis University. In 2014, she was awarded with a grant from Artist Trust to complete a project while on residency at Heima in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. From 2014–2017, she lived between Seyðisfjörður and Florence, Italy, before moving to London in 2017. 

    She has shown internationally, between the United States, France, Italy, Iceland, Colombia, and the United Kingdom. Her first solo exhibition was at the LungA Art Festival in Iceland in 2015. Currently, Khôra resides in London, where she is completing her MA in Contemporary Art Practice: Critical Practice at the Royal College of Art. In autumn 2019, she will begin a PhD in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London with the working title, New Sight: The Alchemy of Surveillance into Resistance in Near Future Worlds

    The overarching theme of her practice is the idea that reality is fluid and constantly emerging. She explores the flexibility of reality through relational boundaries, uncovering ecological interconnected states in natural, psychological, social, and political realms. Her projects question the elements that make up a particular perspective, creating portals into possible futures. As a research-based artist, the forms of her projects are dictated by the concerns encountered in the research. They often take the form of sculpture, audio, installation, video, and even interactive workshops. 
  • Degrees

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA, 2011; BFA Painting and Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2010; Institute for Studio Studies, Yale University Summer Session, Auvillar, France, 2009
  • Experience

  • Visiting artist, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, 2019; Program operations assistant, Institute for Studio Studies, Yale University, Auvillar, France, 2010–2011; Teaching assistant, intermediate printmaking, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA, 2011; Teaching assistant, beginning drawing, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA, 2010; Programs assistant, University of Washington School of Art, Seattle, USA, 2009–2010; Intern, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, USA, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Le Grand K, Winton Gallery, Science Museum, London, 2019; Le Grand K, Gossamer Fog, London, 2019; BITE, Dyson Gallery, London, 2019; Terminal O, The Horse Hospital, London, 2019; Critical Practice on NTS, NTS Radio, London, 2019; RAW: Research as Work, Hockney Gallery, London, 2019; El Tiempo de los Hiperobjectos, Espacio El Dorado, Bogotá, Colombia, 2018; Recovery Mode, Hockney Gallery, London, 2018; /*con-, MIN-EX, London, 2018; CAPberet, Gorvy Lecture Theatre, London, 2018; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2017; Invisible Borders, SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy, 2015; It's After the End of the World, Distillery Gallery, Boston, USA, 2015; Hang On, HEIMA Gallery, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, 2015; Fragments, HEIMA Gallery, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, 2014; Structures, HEIMA Gallery, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, 2014; Prospect 1 & 2, Dreitzer Gallery, Waltham, USA, 2011; Painting and Drawing Degree Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, USA, 2010; Foreword: IVA Senior Exhibition, Sandpoint Gallery, Seattle, USA, 2010; ISS @ ISSA, The Garage Gallery, Auvillar, France, 2009; Does Size Matter, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, USA, 2009; Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom, USA, Purchase Award, 2007
  • Awards

  • HEIMA Collective Residency, 2014–2015; GAP Grant, Artist Trust, 2014; Purchase Award, Piece College, 2007
  • Publications

  • Editor and contributor, Le Grand K, 2019; Narrative Ruins: Storytelling in the Age of Density, ISTHISIT? ISSUE 6, 2019; EN MASSE: A (TOO) SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE THICK PRESENT, Royal College of Art Distinction Dissertation, 2018