BRITISH PAVILION, VENICE BIENNALE FOR ARCHITECTURE 2018
Curation and installation of drawings in collaboration with staff, alumni and students of Arts University Bournemouth, at the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale for Architecture, Italy, 2018.
Drawing Boundaries, Folding Islands formed part of a series of exhibitions, workshops and talks, staged by Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) during the 2018 Venice Biennale for Architecture. As part of this Bowen worked with Simón Granell, artist and Course Leader of MA in Fine Art, together with five Fine Art alumni, to install over one hundred and twenty works on paper by staff and students from across AUB, in the British Pavilion. These works arose from an on-going workshop project that Bowen has been developing as AUB's Visiting Professor in Drawing, entitled Collapsible Spaces: Places of Temporary Refuge, Retreat and Ritual. Biennale visitors were invited to create further pieces which were added to the installation during a one-day drawing workshop in the pavilion. Many of the pavilion's two thousand visitors engaged in making new works and discussing ideas.
Bowen installed several large mutable drawing of her own as well as a number of new smaller works that resulted from a four-way collaboration with artists Chris Jones and Isla Jones, and designer Milo Gibson.