Rachel Reid is a sculptor who also works in human rights and foreign policy. She has a particular interest in civilian protection and women's rights after spending several years living and working in Afghanistan for Human Rights Watch. Prior to that spent over a decade as a journalist with the BBC. Her work "After" is inspired by her experience as a human rights investigator. It was selected by the Social Art Award in 2017 and included in a book on social art.
Rachel is an artist at Studio Voltaire in South London, and a member of the South London Women Artists. She was an Artist in Residence at Takt in Berlin in 2017, and exhibited at the kunstraum tapir gallery “After” which is featured on this website. She's been an artist in residence at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in 2016 and 2017. She took up sculpting in 2014, while living in New York, where she studied at the Art Students League of New York (coming second place in their annual Concours in 2016). She is currently studying for an MA in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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