Eloise Fornieles’ practice is predominantly performance-based, using video, photography and spoken word to readdress the way in which live performative acts are documented and received by secondary audiences.
Her investigation into personal human connections is framed within a broader overview of the relationship between body and environment, and the individual’s place within society. Fornieles’ work creates a space for contemplation, whilst her own emphasis on physical endurance provides a backdrop for a more visceral understanding of the body as material and its capabilities. Engaging with strands of mythology, ritual and storytelling that often depicts animals, she teases out the symbolic resonances that hold meaning within our everyday social interactions.
After attaining a BA in Fine Art at Kingston University in London, Fornieles pursued an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art and graduated in 2006. She has exhibited internationally including in Their Wonderlands, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham; On and On, La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Natural Wonders: New Art from London, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow; Fashion and Film Festival, Tate Modern, London; Carrion, Haunch of Venison, Berlin; and Eternal Sea, Eternal Sky at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, supported by Art Production Fund. Fornieles was selected for the Artsadmin Bursary Award 2013.
Eloise Fornieles lives and works in London.