Holly Slingsby

Holly Slingsby

Too Many Marys 2022 Courtesy Frieze, Forma and Belmacz

Holly Slingsby works in performance, video and painting. Her practice explores belief in a variety of contexts, as well as examining representations of women and the implications of those.

Her visual language reflects a fascination with iconography, drawing on Biblical imagery, mythologies, and contemporary culture. She uses historic material as a lens to look at the present, and invites viewers to consider the transcendental. 

Much of Slingsby’s recent work seeks to convey lived experience of infertility. Slingsby has had solo exhibitions and performances at CRATE, Margate; Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani, Girona; Tintype, London; and DKUK, London. Her work has been screened, performed and exhibited at Chapter, Cardiff; Exeter Phoenix; Norwich and Norfolk Festival; Tate St Ives; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona; LABS Gallery Arte Contemporanea,
Bologna; Matt’s Gallery, London; Spike Island, Bristol; Modern Art Oxford; the Freud
Museum, London; FEM Festival, Girona; Art Licks Weekend, London; ICA, London;
and the Barbican, London.

She was longlisted for the Film London Jarman Award in 2022 and was a joint winner of the 2023 Exeter Contemporary Open.