Rachel Magdeburg is a visual artist and writer based in the West Midlands. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton in the School of Art, conducting practice-based research into contemporary painting and the concept of the Anthropocene. Rachel’s paintings respond to art history, popular and digital culture, and questions that pervade living in a consumerist capitalist society. Rachel combines theoretical research with an experimental, observational and improvisational approach to art making, enjoying materials, happenchance and accidents. Rachel has exhibited widely in the UK, undertaken residencies here and abroad, and taken part in public art commissions and collaborative projects.

Rachel hopes that the residency will present a wonderful chance to explore new work in and for a different space. “Meeting people from an unfamiliar community affords connection and exchange that is both daunting and exciting”.

We at Artcore are excited to have you on board and we hope this residency will act as a testing ground for the artists as diverse practitioners and unravel possibilities for future exchange and ways of being with each other.