Francis Upritchard

b.1976, New Plymouth, New Zealand


Francis Upritchard
Francis Upritchard, installation view, No horizon, no edge to liquid, 2020, at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch


New Zealand born artist Francis Upritchard employs a variety of existing historical and cultural materials, found objects, and people within her practice. Although Upritchard has on occasion described her work as ‘meaningless’, it holds distinct references to existing history, culture and people. By presenting works that evoke or blur certain traditions, histories, cultures and ideologies, Upritchard critiques the practice of many institutions that collect and display native items of curiosities, removed from their context.