Verity-Jane Keefe is a visual artist working predominantly in the public realm to explore the complex relationship between people and place.
She is interested in the role of the artist within urban regeneration and how experiential practice can touch upon and raise ambitions of existing and invisible communities. She has an ongoing, accidental love affair with Outer London.
Working with moving image, text, object and installation to explore possible taxonomies of everyday life. She has a long-term relationship with Barking and Dagenham, making work for, about and with the borough since 2006 as well as across outer London and internationally.
She is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins where she teaches on the BA Fine Art XD pathway. She is also a Unit Leader with Dr Julia King at the Architectural Association, teaching an Intermediate Studio called Demonstration Neighbourhood.
She was on the winning team for the 2022 Davidson Prize with Charles Holland Architects, Joseph Henry and the Quality of Life Foundation.
The Moorings Sociable Club, for which VJK was Lead Artist on the Design Team was shortlisted for the 2022 AJ Architecture Awards in the Community and Faith category.
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