Bianca Barandun joined UCA as a technician and sessional lecturer at UCA in 2017. She received a Masters of Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 2017, a BA (Hons) Illustration from HAW Hamburg in 2014 and a BA in Scientific Illustration from ZhdK Zurich in 2010. Bianca is currently undertaking the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Bianca's works combines different mediums such as drawings, prints and building materials to create wall based sculpture. Her practice draws upon observance of social clustering, the formation of groups, the cherishing of anxieties and the constant urge of fitting in society. Bianca investigates how we build connection with one another in a community where spoken communication becomes an indispensable tool to connect and attach. In particular, how these interpersonal skills can be altered through an inability of verbal expression. A central point depicts the combination of various materials where deliberately familiar and abstract forms are in constant interdependency with each other.
Her work has been featured in a number of international exhibitions and publications. Exhibition spaces include CGP Gallery London, the international travelling exhibition at Gallery 2F, Tokyo, Shanghai University, NEON Gallery, Wroclaw and Galéria Medium, Bratislava. Alongside her artistic practice, Bianca has illustrated commissioned works for Swiss National Park, Reportagen Magazine and the state library in Hamburg in Germany to mention a few. Bianca is a recent recipient of the Unit 1 Gallery residency programme which will culminate in a solo exhibition an artist talk.