Emma Papworth is a visual artist based in London. She makes sculptures and installations that look curiously at urban environments we inhabit, drawing influence from elements of twentieth century architecture, modern cityscape and archaeology. Currently working with models and found imagery, she explores the relationship between the human condition and built environments and how this shapes our understanding of the future, at a time when grand narratives are rapidly dissolving. Conscious that architecture will become the relics for future generations, her projects evoke a futuristic archaeological mood through their sensual and tactile materiality and attention to form.

Emma Papworth is currently doing her Masters at Goldsmiths. Her work has been shown in the UK, Germany, Italy and Sweden; recent exhibitions include, ‘Hemispheres’ at Alice Black Gallery, Groelle Gallery, ‘Modern Relics’ at Fold Gallery, One can Play more that One at Norrbyskär Konsthall in Sweden, the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Schimmel Projects in Dresden.

Alongside her visual practice, Papworth has curated series of group exhibitions in London, including Modern Relics at Fold Gallery, Ancient Vessels at APT and most recently ‘Dawn is Now Once Again’ at Greenfield Project Space.


Website: emmapapworth.com
Instagram: @emma_papworth