Laura Yuile is an artist from Glasgow, currently based in London. Her work is multidisciplinary, and explores notions of the domestic and the urban through the intimate (or public) matters of living together; personal care and household maintenance; wellness and well-being; and the effects of globalization and technological development upon urban and living space.
Laura has exhibited and screened internationally at venues including Science Gallery (London); nGbK (Berlin); TACO! (London); Apexart (New York); The Blackwood Gallery (Toronto); Recent Activity (Birmingham); Tate Britain (London); Mauve (Vienna); t-space (Milan) and Collective (Edinburgh). She has undertaken residencies with ZK/U: Centre for Art and Urbanistics (Berlin); Inside Out Art Museum (Beijing), Temporary Art Platform (Beirut), The Art House (Wakefield); The White Building (London) and was a 2017 recipient of the Red Mansion Award Residency (Beijing). She has an MFA from Goldsmiths University (London, 2017), a BFA from The Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, 2008), and in 2015 was an Associate Artist with Open School East (London).
Alongside gallery-based exhibitions and events, Laura has organised a number of projects that filter into the everyday, commercial spaces that her work is engaged with. These have included Comfort Zones - a series of symposia on the subject of comfort zones held in the showrooms of various IKEA stores through the UK and China (2013-14), and a bus tour to a landfill site for Global Shadow Local Mist (2014). ASSET ARREST is an ongoing project and podcast series that addresses issues of financialized housing and real estate and their impact upon communities; the meaning of ‘community’; ways of living and urban space. An episode of the podcast typically revolves around a viewing of a different residential property with a different invited guest each time. Guests are invited to talk about their own work, to share their knowledge and experiences on related issues, and to respond to the property that we view together and its place within a wider urban and global context.