Holes by Anna Perach

1 Feb-28 Apr 2024
PV 31 Jan 2024, 6-9pm

London SE11 5RH


Anna Perach's practice explores the dynamic between personal and cultural myths, and how many of our intimate narratives are deeply rooted in ancient folklore and storytelling. Using a method called tufting, a historical technique where carpet textile pieces are produced by hand, Perach transforms female archetypes into sculptural hybrids, exploring ideas of identity, gender, and craft.

For her first institutional solo exhibition in the UK, Perach will produce a new body of work based on the concept of the monstrous feminine, and the transformation of the body as a metaphor for cerebral and spiritual exploration. The exhibition brings together ideas around magic, ritual and the history of witchcraft, and how these subjects relate to the reproductive body.

Join us for the exhibition opening on Wednesday 31 January from 7–9pm. Ahead of the opening, there will be a public premiere of Anna's new performance series, Ecstasies. The performance will begin at 6pm and requires booking to attend. There is no need to book should you wish to attend the opening only. 

All Gasworks’ exhibitions are supported by Catherine Petitgas and Gasworks Exhibitions Supporters.



Anna Perach (b. 1985, Ukraine) is an Israeli artist living and working in London. She holds an MFA from Goldsmiths, and a BA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally including: Richard Saltoun, London (2023); Edel Assanti, London (2022); Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; ADA, Italy (both 2021); Centrale Fies, Italy (2020); MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales; Mimosa House, London (both 2019). In 2021, Perach was awarded the Ingram Prize and in 2020 she received a studio award with Sarabande, The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation as well as The Gilbert Bayes Award. Perach is a studio holder at Gasworks.

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