Nicola Dale

Nicola Dale approaches art as a question of performativity – how objects, actions and people come together. She frequently creates sculptures, performances and installations that consider the notion of ‘objecthood’ – what it is to be, or be treated as, an object. She has worked extensively with galleries, libraries, museums and archives in the UK and internationally. As well as working in a solo capacity, the inter-disciplinary nature of her work leads to a variety of collaborations with practitioners from within the arts and beyond them.

Nicola has recently presented exhibitions/performances with: PINK, Manchester (with Jia Lee); Begehungen Festival, Chemnitz, DE; The Grundy, Blackpool, UK; Echo Echo, Derry, NI (with Ailís Ní Ríain); Backlit, Nottingham, UK; Corte Super Nova, Venice, IT; Leeds Arts University, UK; The Portico, Manchester, UK; International 3, Salford, UK; MOSTYN, Wales; Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; Manchester Central Library, UK; Open Eye, Liverpool, UK and The Whitworth, Manchester, UK.

She has also completed residencies with Proforma, UK; The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester, UK; Lazio Museums Centre (Research and Catalogue Office), Rome, IT; Chisenhale Artplace, London, UK; The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida, USA; ARUK Centre of Excellence in Epidemiology at The University of Manchester, UK; National Arts Education Archive at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK and Shanghai College of Fine Arts, CH amongst others.

Her work is held in private and institutional collections, including The Grundy Gallery, UK; John Rylands Library, UK; The University of Manchester, UK and Tate’s artist book archive. 

She lives and works in Greater Manchester, UK.


Instagram: @nicola_dale_

Nicola Dale is collaborating on the I Become a Question For You project.