French & Mottershead
B. 1973, London, England
B. 1968, Manchester, England
Live and work in London, England
French & Mottershead are a collaborative artist duo comprising Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead. Over the past 20 years French & Mottershead have developed a substantial body of site-specific, socially engaged, participatory projects. They create multi-artform experiences that are as playful and poetic as they are subversive, inviting participants to think again about who they are, their ties to place and one another.
French & Mottershead redefine how we relate to familiar locations, making use of detailed social and forensic investigations into the ways that our identity is embedded in environment, architecture and public space.
French & Mottershead have exhibited extensively across the UK and internationally, including at Tate Modern, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and Salt, Istanbul. Works from their Afterlife series have intervened in woodlands, waterways, galleries, online and in domestic spaces in the UK, Europe, Australia, the USA and China.