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Dr Miriam Mallalieu

An Encyclopaedia of Existing Knowledge, 2017. Plaster, wood, encyclopaedias. 3m x 9m

Dr Miriam Mallalieu’s research explores the idea of ‘making sense’. Interested in what knowledge is and how things are understood, she looks specifically at methods of catalogue, organisation, archiving and curation, and significantly, the structures of power that this knowledge creates and upholds. Miriam completed her PhD at the University of Dundee and is in receipt of the Queen’s College Scholarship. Her research is titled Taxonomies of Knowledge: a practice-led investigation into the organisation and structure of knowledge.

With a practice that extends across curation, writing, printmaking and sculpture, Miriam has exhibited both across Scotland and internationally. She has won several prizes for her work, notably the RSA Prize and Watters Maclane Medal (2013) and the John Kinross Scholarship (2017) from the Royal Scottish Academy.

The Menagerie, 2015. Wood, porcelain. 2.4m x 1m x 1m

The Library, 2012. Wood, paper, pins. 2.4m x 2m x 2m


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