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Jessica Layton

MA work

I consider myself an instigator: through employing a variety of subversive tactics, I orchestrate situations in which unsuspecting people become participants in the creation of the work. I see this as a way of examining and reconfiguring the relationship that exists between artist, subject and viewer.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2008

  • I consider myself an instigator: through employing a variety of subversive tactics, I orchestrate situations in which unsuspecting people become participants in the creation of the work. I see this as a way of examining and reconfiguring the relationship that exists between artist, subject and viewer.

  • Degrees

  • BFA Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA, 2004
  • Experience

  • Workshop Leader, ReachoutRCA, London, 2007; Photography Instructor, Self-employed, New York, USA,  2004-6; Programme Assistant, New School University, New York, USA, 2004-5
  • Exhibitions

  • Invade My Privacy, University Women's Club, London, 2007; Prix Leica, FH-Bielefeld, Germany, 2007; Failure/Success (Krakow Photomonth), Nowa Huta Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland, 2007; Bank of America in Canary Wharf, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • First Prize, European Leica Prize, 2007; Residency at Cité Internationale des Art, Paris, France, 2007