Sarah Duffy


is an Artist living and working in the UK. Duffy graduated in 2013 with a MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London; after which she became the inaugural recipient of The Acme Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award. Projects and exhibitions include: Solo Performance Om3am x Sarah Duffy hosted by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Jos Bitelli and Felix Melia; Mount Florida Screenings at Glasgow Museum of Modern Art; A Faraway Rendez-vous at SixtyEight Art Institute as part of Copenhagen Art Week; Artists Behind Bars at Matt’s Gallery, London; Solo performance Enjoy The Silence at The Camden Arts Centre, London; The Ol’ Switcheroo at Jupiter Woods, London alongside Sophie Jung and Rebecca Lennon and The Frequency of Magic at out_sight Gallery, Seoul. Duffy has participated in several international residency programs including, The Arnis Residency, Germany; Terra Firma at Chateau de Bosmelet, Normandy and a 3-month residency in South Korea as part of The Seoul Museum of Art’s international residency program.


My practice is interdisciplinary, spanning performance, writing, video, sound and installation, with a focus on uncovering hidden, forgotten or marginalised historical narratives. I often attempt to embody this research; for example, in response to an extensive period of study into the spiritualist history of ventriloquism performed by female mystics, I spent 7 months training to become a ventriloquist singer. 

In recent work such as Spectral Glide, The Island and Inlanders, I’ve been thinking about the shifting nature of the spaces we inhabit and the borders and maps we create to delineate our environment. I’ve been questioning how we orientate our own ageing bodies in a world that keeps morphing and moving – politically, environmentally, spatially – and the effect this has on our sense of self. How, for example, are we are reconfigured alongside our environment, and in what ways is our inner space – both psychological and physical – altered by all of these changes?