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Exhibition: Fine Art 2020 Alumni Show, 2022 | Chelsea College of Arts

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Art made in peculiar times

14 July - 17 July 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the University of the Arts London Summer Shows in 2020. Students graduating from the Fine Art programmes at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon had to quickly adapt to an online showcase. The Fine Art 2020 Alumni Show, 2022, exhibited work created by students during the 2020 pandemic, which they were never able to present physically.

Cyberdelic dreams

I presented virtual works created for my UAL Graduate Showcase 2020 project 'Cyberdelic' in an immersive audiovisual installation.

'Cyberdelic' was a term coined to describe the fusion of cyberculture and psychedelic counterculture in the 1980s and 1990s. This movement was a utopian vision which embraced technology as a means to create transcendental experiences and personal freedom. However, the techno-utopianism that prevailed in the cyberdelic counterculture withered along with the burst of the dot-com bubble in 2000.

This installation depicted a pre-pandemic utopian vision of my workspace and dreams for the future. Each object provides a clue relating to my influences, processes, and artistic hopes and dreams at the time. Much like the cyberdelic political vision, my utopian vision of artistic prospects burst, turning out to be nothing but an illusion.

Danielle Jacques Cyberdelic dreams installation
Cyberdelic Dreams, Installation, 2022


Exhibition key information

Exhibition dates: 14th July to 17 July 2022. Open Thursday 6.00 - 9.00 pm, Friday to Sunday 11.00 am to 6.00 pm. Free admission.

Location: Chelsea College of Art & Design, 16 John Islip St, London SW1P 4JU

Alumni who graduated from the following courses in 2020 were invited to take part in this exhibition:

Camberwell College of Arts

  • BA Fine Art: Drawing

  • BA Fine Art: Painting

  • BA Fine Art: Photography

  • BA Fine Art: Sculpture

  • MA Fine Art: Drawing

  • MA Fine Art: Painting

  • MA Fine Art: Printmaking

  • MA Visual Arts: Book Arts

  • MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital

Chelsea College of Arts

  • BA Fine Art

  • Graduate Diploma Fine Art

  • MA Fine Art

  • MA Curating and Collections

Wimbledon College of Arts

  • BA Fine Art: Painting

  • BA Fine Art: Print and Time-based Media

  • BA Fine Art: Sculpture

  • MFA Fine Art


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