About & Talks

WORK FEATURED ON

The Guardian, Art Monthly magazine, book The Inking Woman ‘a groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists,’ by Myriad Editions.

WRITINGS ABOUT HER WORK

Article by professor Véronique Sina from Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Media Studies— “The absent body – Helen Blejerman’s Lulu la Sensationelle“, in the book Jewish Women’s Comics: Borders and Bodies. Eds. Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum and Sarah Lightman. Syracuse University Press, 2022.

Paper by keynote speaker professor Véronique Sina from Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Media Studies, at the Popular Graphic Illness Narratives – “Helen Blejerman’s Lulu la Sensationnelle: Representations of Illness and Dis/Ability in Sequential Art,” June 2019.

The book Creating Cultural Capital: Cultural Entrepreneurship, in Theory, Pedagogy and Practice ed. Eburon Academic Publishers, Netherlands. Series Pioneering Minds Worldwide. http://www.eburon.nl/creating_cultural_capital, 2015.

The Context for the Artist, UNESCO Cooperations, in the journal Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, by Professor Dr Elona Lubytė from the Vilnius Art Academy, in Lithuania. Dr Lubyté is the UNESCO Chair for Culture Management and Culture Policy. Issue 72, 2014.

SELECTED PUBLISHED WORK

Blejerman, H (2021) “Jewish Women Artists Under the Nazi Regime,” Journal Literature and Belief, special edition by Professor Victoria Aarons, English Department, Trinity University, San Antonio Texas.

Blejerman, H (2020) short story “The Island,” Route 57, the creative writing journal of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University.

Blejerman, H (2019) “Does a Dog Know Art Can Disappear: Surrealism and Subsidence in Mexico City,” The Guardian.

Blejerman, H (2019) short story ‘Synesthesia,” Dostoyevsky Wannabe, anthology ‘Sheffield’, edited by Emma Bolland.

Blejerman, H (2014) graphic novel “Lulu la Sensationnelle,” Presque Lune Editions.

 

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS AND CONFERENCES

February 2022 – Transmission — A series of artists’ talks at Sheffield Hallam University, Department of Fine Art.

October 2021 – Religion and Art Forum, Goldsmiths Fine Art Department.

September 2021 – Newcastle University, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. About The Soil Where Women (Dis)Appear, for the Beastly Landscapes conference.

March 2021 – Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University. About A Visual Theory of the Soul.

November 2020 – Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University. Reading from the story ‘The Island’, included in the creative writing journal Route 57, issue 16.

November 2020 – Being Human Festival. Writer and co-producer of ‘Who Lies Beneath’ an audio experience based on A Visual Theory of the Soul.

September 2020. Castlefield Gallery, about collaborating as an artist with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Knowledge Exchange, Sheffield University.

July 2020. Post-Traumatic Landscapes conference, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield. Sharing panel with Doctor Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, Course Director of Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology.

June 2019. Manchester University, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

October 2016. Winchester School of Art.

March 2015. Paris Book Fair (Salon du Livre de Paris). Signing books Lulu la Sensationnelle.

January 2015. Foyles, London about the graphic novel Lulu la Sensationnelle.

July 2013. Seminar Languages, Identity and Work. The University of Sheffield, Education Department.

April 2013. European Commission project Tynet 50+ Bastad, Sweden.

April 2013. University College Cork. Network of Multilinguism. Cork, Ireland. Invited by the Embassy of Mexico in Dublin, Ireland. 

April 2013. Instituto Cervantes Dublin.

 

ABOUT

I am a Mexican artist based in the UK. I work as an associate lecturer in the Fine Art Department, at Sheffield Hallam University, where I am also doing a practice-based PhD with a scholarship by the Culture and Creativity Research Institute. In my project, I explore the spiritual aspect of femicide survivors through light and the materiality of animation as a Fine Art method. My graphic novel Lulu la Sensationelle was published by Presque Lune Editions in France, and the film As Sure as the Rain, which I co-wrote and co-edited, by artist Nick Stewart—Head of the Masters at Winchester School of Art—won a Silver Laurel by the International Films Award in Los Angeles, California. My latest art ehibitions are A Visual Theory of the Soul, at VOMA Art Space, curated by Lee Cavaliere former curator at TATE, The Soil Where Women Disappear, at the Old Gallery in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Newcastle University, and When Space Becomes the Screen, at S1 Artspace, where I presented my short film The Luminous Mysteries. My full work Jewish Women Artists Under the Nazi Regime was published by The Journal Literature and Belief, in a special edition by Professor Victoria Aarons, English Department, Trinity University, San Antonio Texas.

 

Photo Francesca Woodman