Laura Yuile

Laura Yuile was nominated for Platform 2018 by Sarah McCrory.

Laura Yuile creates installations of object and video-based works that speak to multiple senses and are often activated by performance. Her work explores notions of the domestic and the urban through the intimate (or public) matters of family or living together; personal care and household maintenance; wellness and well-being; and the effects of globalization upon living space. Propelled by narrative, her installations probe social discomfort and our obsession with cleanliness; the methods through which society sanitizes women; and our desire for the quick-fixes of self-help and self-care. Issues of domestic and urban space and infrastructure are explored through the body as a primary, sensual site.

Laura has organised a number of projects that filter into the everyday, commercial spaces that her work is engaged with. These have included Comfort Zones - a series of symposia on the subject of comfort zones held in the showrooms of IKEA stores in the UK and China; a bus tour to a landfill site for Global Shadow Local Mist; and Asset Arrest – a series of viewings of newly-developed luxury properties in London led by the artist in conversation with the estate agents.

Laura Yuile studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London (2015-17), and Glasgow School of Art (2004-8). She was an Associate Artist with Open School East (2015).

Laura Yuile is from Glasgow and is currently based in London.

Laura Yuile:
︎  @laurayuile

Sarah McCrory:
︎ @SarahMcCrory
︎ @goldsmithscca