Simeon Barclay is an artist based in Leeds. His practice draws upon a diverse mix of references including Brutalist architecture, Vogue magazine, sports journalism and club culture to consider the distinct ways in which we both inhabit and perform subjectivity. He was the recipient of the Associate Artist Award for the Liverpool Biennial 2016 and his solo exhibitions include: Cubitt (London, 2016), STCTHOTS (Leeds, 2015) and Dam Projects (London, 2015).
Group exhibitions include: Liverpool Biennial, Outpost (Norwich), Open Source Art Festival (London) and The Royal Standard (Liverpool) in 2016; and W139 (Amsterdam), The Tetley (Leeds) and Meyohas (New York) in 2015. He completed his BA in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University (2007) and a MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College (2012).
The venue for this talk is Lecture Theatre F (G.74), Chemistry West Block, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.
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Image: Simeon Barclay, installation view at India Buildings, Liverpool Biennial 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.