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Grace Storey

MA work

Sound Field

8 - 20 March 2016, Royal College of Art Galleries

Sound Field aimed to explore the physicality of sound, and respond to the spaces of the RCA Galleries. The show featured a newly commissioned work by Ain Bailey, composed from field recordings made on site, as well as a first-time collaboration between Mark Fell and Florian Hecker.

The live programme also included an immersive audio-visual performance by Theo Burt entitled Tiling Session, which explored the perceptual relationships between sound and image, and Field Music, a Sound Seminar by Jon Wozencroft, which responded to Ain Bailey's installation, examining the history of field recording. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2016

  • I graduated with a BA in History of Art from the University of Warwick in 2012, with a specialism in contemporary art, and subsequently undertook a full-time Exhibitions and Events Internship at Chisenhale Gallery, where I supported the production of the first UK solo shows by Ed Atkins and Helen Marten. Through this position, I developed an interest in the influence of the digital upon the production and dissemination of art, and pursued this through my role as Exhibitions Assistant at Carroll / Fletcher, where I assisted with the realisation of exhibitions by Thomson & Craighead, Constant Dullaart, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Mishka Henner and UBERMORGEN.

    The Royal College of Art MA course has enabled me to develop this area of research: I have written on the collaborative practice of Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, and my recent dissertation entitled Curating Art After the Internet analysed the changing relationship between art engaged with networked technologies, and its presentation both online and in the gallery space, especially since 2012.

    I am particularly interested in working closely with artists to realise projects. In March 2016, I curated Sound Field which explored the physical affect of sound, and included a first-time collaboration by Mark Fell and Florian Hecker, and a site-specific sound installation by Ain Bailey. In May 2015, I curated a group exhibition entitled Planta: Notes On Botanical Dissidence at Acme Project Space, East London, which explored the conceptual potential of plants, and featured newly commissioned works by emerging artists Candice Jacobs, Milou van der Maaden and Rachel Pimm.

  • Degrees

  • BA History of Art (First Class), University of Warwick, 2012
  • Experience

  • Acquisitions and programme assistant, ARTIST ROOMS, Tate, London, 2015–present; Front of house assistant, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2012–present; Exhibitions assistant, Carroll / Fletcher, London, 2013–14; Exhibitions intern, Carroll / Fletcher, London, 2013; Development trainee, Contemporary Art Society, London, 2012–13 ; Exhibitions and events intern, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • Sound Field, RCA Galleries, London, UK, 2016; Planta: Notes on Botanical Dissidence, Acme Project Space, London, UK, 2015
  • Publications

  • Tetralogy, CCA 16 Publication, Royal College of Art, London, 2016