Kimberley Emeny is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator based in the North East of England. Emeny’s 2D works explore themes of palimpsest and spatial illusion. Her paintings and drawings are often devised through an antagonism between order and chaos. Emeny’s performance work examines vulnerability, alienation, femininity, identity, ritual and the female biological cycle and it's sociological ramifications. Much of Emeny’s work is autobiographical, exploring and revealing unconscious motivation. In her live work she uses her body as a landscape to create symbolic images opposing western concepts of normality, confronting social anxieties and pushing through personal boundaries, using body modification and props.
Emeny has performed and exhibited works at events including (In)Xclusion (Leeds), ]Performance s p a c e[ (London), Live Art Bistro (Leeds), Studio Q (Sunderland), Heaton Arts Festival 2011 (Newcastle), 25SG (Newcastle) and Press Play House (London). Emeny also performed at Tate Modern (2012), participating in Emily Roysdon's live artwork Helicopter, Camera, Queen. Emeny collaborated with audio-visual filmmakers, PussyKrew, creating visuals for independent band HTRK's world tour and single Synthetik (2011). Emeny was the first prize winner of the Departure Foundation North East Art Prize (2012) and subsequently curated the exhibition New Curators North East (2012).