Keef Winter works with sculpture, installation, sound and performance. Winter produces abstract apparatus that reference urban dissonance and reflect on cultish practices. His work seeks to embody, in object and sound, a state of transformation that is birthed from symbolic and physical enactments of rupture. In the destruction of a fence or hoarding, a petrol bomb to a peace wall, a brick to a riot shield, a smashed shop window in a protest, the surfaces that are the first to be struck are the elements that form Winter’s material language.
Winter lives and works in London. He studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and a PhD in Philosophy at Ulster University Belfast. His recent exhibitions include: 'Can't Help It' (solo) at Black Tower Projects, London 2017; 'Pre-Fix', Unofficial Northern Ireland Pavilion, Sella Del Giardini, Venice; 'Swimming with Sharks' (solo), Galeria Breve, Mexico City 2017; ‘On Becoming Fluid’, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham 2017; 'Wysing Polyphonic', Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge 2016; 'Salon Sebastian Monteux', Glasgow International 2016; ‘Deep Inside’ (solo), Galeria Breve, Mexico City 2016; FUSO & Carpe Diem, Lisbon 2015; ‘Center Point’ (solo), House of St. Barnabas, London 2015; ‘Let’s build our own tomb’ (performance), Matt’s Gallery, London 2015; ‘Neutral’, TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway 2014; ‘London Dust’, Chandelier Projects, London 2014; ‘Stone Dreams’ ORGY PARK, New York 2014.
Upcoming includes a residency and solo exhibition at Galeria Breve, June - Sept, Mexico City 2018.