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Carali McCall

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As an artist, my research is engaged in an on-going process of representing and uncovering ways to understand the body. My video work and works on paper address the passage of time, provoking multiple associations between body, place and image, as well as constructs of physical energy. I am concerned with how we relate to art history, theory, philosophy, and the everyday.

In recent works, I consider the runner a drawing device – marking territory and making lines through the landscape. Adopting Euclid’s definition of the line as a trope to explore linear properties beyond conventional mark making, my research looks to how drawing is not only connected to movement but a discipline located in a larger inquiry into the performative nature of human activity.

I consider the camera as ‘viewer’ and experiment with ways to record, document and configure the audience and performer relationship. Exhibitions and presentations of work include, Performing Site, Falmouth University 2014, Draw to Perform, Performance Space, London, 2013 and Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, 2012.


  • 2014
    • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London – London, UK
      Ph.D. (Doctorate of Philosophy) in Fine Art practice-based research.
      Director of studies: Prof. Anne Tallentire
      Supervisors: Joanna Greenhill and Jordan Baseman
      Thesis: A Line is a Brea(d)thless Length: introducing the physical act of running as a form of drawing.
  • 2006
    • Slade School of Art, University College London – London, UK
      Master of Fine Art
      Sculpture course: Prof. Ed Allington and Mel Counsell
  • 2004
    • University of Toronto – Toronto, Canada
      Bachelor of Art (Hons)
    • Sherdian College – Oakville, Canada
      Diploma in Art & Art History


  • Current
    • Art Tutor  - The Prof’s: University Tutors in London, and The Independent Art (self-employed).

Publications and Conferences

  • (TBC) Artist as Runner, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2017.
  • On Duration, (co-written with J. Grisewood) Performance Research, vol.17/No.5, October, pp64–65, ISSN 1352-8165, Routledge, Oxford, 2012.
  • DRAWING OUT, The Drawn Out Network, The Center for Drawing, UAL, London, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • Fields of Vision, conference at Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • The Sense of Drawing, (co-written with J. Grisewood) conference paper & UNIDCOM/IADE, International Publication, Lisbon, 2011.
  • Arc: I Draw for you, co-written (M. Foa, J. Grisewood, B. Hosea, C.McCall). Studio International, January Issue, 2011.
  • Drawn Together, co-written (M. Foa, J. Grisewood, B. Hosea, C.McCall). ‘Tracey: Contemporary Drawing Research’, online journal, September Issue, 2009.

Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

  • Drawn Conversations, Coventry University, 2015
  • Del Mar Para Ti, poca GALLERY, Spain, 2014
  • Depford X, Festival, 2014
  • Folkestone Fringe Festival, 2014
  • Draw to Perform, Performance Space, Hackney, London, 2013
  • Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, 2012
  • Circle Drawing, Taylor St Baristas, City of London, London, 2012
  • Restraint, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, 2012
  • VAM, Belmont Art Collection, Vancouver, Canada, 2011
  • Tensao, Antigo Tribunal da Boa-Hora, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011
  • Running as Drawing, Lethaby Gallery, UAL, London, 2011
  • Skype vs Night Sky, Papay Gyro Nights International Contemporary Art Festival, Orkney Scotland, 2011
  • Non-Negotiable, Byam Shaw School of Art Exhibition Space, London, 2010
  • Arc: I Draw for You, The Centre for Drawing UAL, London, 2010
  • Drawn Together, The Centre for Drawing UAL, London, 2009
  • Circles, Window Gallery, Charing Cross Rd, London, 2008
  • Wrapped and Encased, Independents Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, 2008
  • Through the Darkly Glass, Rove Gallery, Hoxton Square, London, 2008
  • Phase Space, Brunswick Gallery, London, 2007
  • Fwd: Cult – Forward Culture, Nolias Gallery, Liverpool Road, London, 2007

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