Top image credit: Serena Korda, The Hosts, Ectoplasmic Variations, 2015. Installation view, Rhubaba, Edinburgh. Photo credit: Tom Nolan


Serena Korda

Serena Korda (b. 1979 in London, England) lives and works in London, England.

Korda studied at Middlesex University and completed her MA in Printmaking at Royal College of Art, London, England in 2009.

Through large-scale ensemble performances, film and sculpture Korda examines the secret life of objects and our latent desire to find pleasure in fear. Underpinning her practice is a search to find and highlight ritual in the everyday developed through encounters, conversations and the researching of abandoned histories. Audiences are often encouraged to participate at some point in her process creating collective experiences that often focus on the forgotten and overlooked.

Solo shows include: Aping the Beast'at Camden Arts Centre, London, England and The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England (2013).

Films and performances have been shown in various exhibitions including: Laid to Rest, Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, Wellcome Collection, London, England (2011); Spaces for the Imagination Turner Contemporary, Margate, England (2011); and The Library of Secrets, New Art Gallery Walsall, England; Whitstable Biennale (2008/2009).

Residencies include: Camden Arts Centre, London, England (2012) for which she produced a performance: Decosa,Tradition Stockholm, keifer pin;  W.A.M.A The Work as Movement Archive, a public artwork for Barton Hill Bristol, England (2012).