Glasgow International 2020


MVB (b.1990, Edinburgh, UK) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. MVB’s practice is primarily performance based and privileges the human body, exploring the tensions between embodied subjectivity and the body as spectacle. Her work explores themes of narcissism, voyeurism and exhibitionism; as well as reflecting on the performance of daily life, and how we perform our identities and social relationships.

Solo Exhibitions include: One-Week Pose, The Plinth, Glasgow, UK (2015).

Group exhibitions and projects include: Venice International Performance Art Week, Palazzo Mora, Venice, 2017; I Want it That Way, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow, 2017; Test: a collaboration with Philippe Murphy, The Glasgow Project Room. GWENAN INTERNATIONAL, Unit 3, 160 Hope Street, Glasgow, UK (2016); Blueprints, organised by Roman Susan, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, USA; As You Were, Directed by Sukaina Kubba & Carmel O’Brien (with Opera Autonoma), The Albus, Glasgow International, UK (2016); Silence Comes From The Hardest Working In Town, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (2016); This Is Not About Dance, This Is Not About Movement, This Is Not About Performance by Inês Coelho, as part of Whereabouts you are? at Reid Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2016).

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Craig Mulholland, Carmel O'Brien and MVB

N-E-U P-N-E-U-M-A-T-I-C-S !


N – E – U P – N – E – U – M – A – T – I – C – S ! is the inaugural project of the collaborative group hommages, and takes the form of a site specific installation with a series of live performances, a magazine publication and online digital content.

Hommages was founded in 2017 by Craig Mulholland and Carmel O’Brien, and includes MVB (Madeleine Virginia Brown). Central to the group’s objectives, this project will seek to reflect the changing critical status of fetishism and desire in relation to how we consume – and trace a path between humans and the increasingly autonomous objects they create.

MVB Neu Pneumatik! Performances (dates and times TBC):
‘Showroom Dummy’
‘Devil’s Milk’
‘Living Lipstick’

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 11am-5.30pm

Performances by MVB:
Devil’s Milk
Fri 27 April, 6pm
Fri 4 May, 6pm

Showroom Dummy
Sat 28 April, 4pm
Sat 5 May, 4pm

Living Lipstick
Sun 6 May, 6pm


Living Lipstick (N-E-U P-N-E-U-M-A-T-I-C-S ! Performance)


MVB repeatedly embraces a giant lipstick cast with her own face. As she caresses herself the object becomes more distorted and her own image is eventually destroyed.


Sunday 6 May, 6pm

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