Rebecca Ackroyd (b. 1987, Cheltenham, UK) is a British multidisciplinary artist known for her painting and sculpture. Ackroyd received a BA in Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London (2010); and a post-graduate diploma in Fine Art at the Royal Academy, London (2015). Ackroyd lives and works between Berlin and London.
Ackroyd's work depicts ordinary images in eerily off-putting settings and contexts, revealing the strange and the uncanny within the familiar. She draws out questions of contemporary sexuality, personal and national identity, and the performance of femininity, blending abstraction, figuration and drawing.
Recent solo exhibitions include 100mph at Peres Projects, Berlin (2021); Tonguing the fence, Lock Up International, London (2020); Laid Bare, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway (2020); and Underfoot, curated by Cloé Perrone, Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan.
Selected group exhibitions include traveling exhibition I like them, they're nice, curated by Ndayé Kouagou, Nir Altman, Munich, Peres Projects, Berlin and Sultana, Paris (2021); 4 x 1 = 30, Christine Koenig Gallerie, Vienna (2021); Mademoiselle, curated by Tara Londi, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitanie, Sète (2018); MANTEL, curated by Doug Bowen, Copperfield Gallery, London (2018); The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2015); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA London and Spike Islands, Bristol, UK (2013). Ackroyd was also included in the 2019 Lyon Biennale, Singed Lids, curated by Jean de Loisy.