“She holds up a mirror to the world, raising questions that bring introspection and remind us of our common core, that we are all connected”

Philippa Adams, Director, Saatchi Gallery, London

Kate Daudy is a British visual artist and writer, recognised for her work exploring and re-evaluating the human experience in the context of the natural world. Known for her written interventions in public and private spaces, Daudy's work is based on an ancient Chinese literati practice.

 

"She holds up a mirror to the world, raising questions that bring introspection and remind us of our common core, that we are all connected." Philippa Adams, Director of Saatchi Gallery, London.

 

Living and working in London, her observations have fed into an array of artistic disciplines including sound work, film, performance, interactive collaboration, photography, sculpture, large-scale installation and more recently a book. Daudy exhibits worldwide and is also engaged in regular philanthropic and activist commitments. Recent highlights include a large-scale installation of her work "Am I My Brother's Keeper?" inside London's Saint Paul's Cathedral, and "It Wasn't That At All" a commissioned contemporary response to The Golden Treasure of Tutankhamun at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

 

"The transience of life and the soul dominates Kate Daudy's uplifting work. From street art that washes away, impermanent writing placed around a city to words applied to fences, stones and bridges around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, much of her carefully considered and poetic art is intended not to survive. She relishes the transitory nature of our existence on this earth, a love of the gesture for its own sake and her work embodies a rejection of consumerism. Happiness can be achieved in the ephemeral and that should be valued more by society." - Doctor Rebecca Daniels.