Born in 1955 in Southampton, UK
Currently lives and works between London and Manchester, UK
Sabrina Fuller is interested in how objectification and exclusion from mainstream society can give license to chart other ways of being. Fuller is concerned with the concept of freedom to develop the ‘language of difference’ and the formation of unlikely alliances.
Fuller uses both still and moving images as well as sound and written work to investigate the construction of subjectivities and the border between self-image and self-presentation.
Sabrina Fuller has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. She co-founded the collective Kiosk which aims to showcase emerging artists by exhibiting in spaces outside the traditional gallery system. Fuller was also a Board member of the photography network Redeye for 6 years. In 2016, she gained an MA in Photography from London College of Communication. Fuller has had solo shows at the Pati Llimona Barcelona and at Manchester’s People’s History Museum. Additionally, she has participated in numerous group shows and screenings in London, Manchester, and Hangzhou, China. She one of a group of four artists awarded the 2018-2019 Artquest Lifeboat residency.
Who is your shero and why?
Emma Goldman. She is an anarchist, activist, revolutionary, and feminist.
Why do you consider the artwork you are presenting to exemplify the exhibition theme of ‘sheroes’?
Sheroes defy the tropes of heroism. They fight women’s right to economic and social independence, to respect, to safety, to opportunity, and to freedom from oppression. Sheroes fight for every woman’s right to meet her full potential. The women whose words are spoken in ‘Away’ are denied their rights; they are Sheroes. Sheroes struggle against the patriarchal system at whatever personal cost.