Oxford born Edward Bruce’s work explores how binaries operate and under which conditions they break down. His art foregrounds the idea that different exclusive communities have their own nonverbal languages and when several codes or languages clash, new objects are often produced and fertile territory is opened up. His displays create a ‘common ground’ where opposites can interact and play in a free matrix.

Edward’s studio practice is multidisciplinary and is situated in the intersection between anthropology, sociology and archaeology. His subjects are often the culturally neglected or marginalised and his artistic process involves the recovery of cultural cargo. The starting point is often an evoked memory and proceeds with the processing of emotional and psychological freight from which historical material is re-made as art objects, performances or sound pieces.

After one year on the Architectural Studies course at the University of Newcastle, Edward studied at North Oxfordshire School of Art, Banbury, before completing a Fine Art degree, and also winning the Alcan Prize for Sculpture, at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1995. After graduating, he exhibited in London where his practice was based for four years. After a spell living and working in Liverpool, he moved to Glasgow to undertake his Masters in Fine Art Practice at GSA, graduating in 2018.