Kate Daudy (b.1970) is an English visual artist recognised for her work exploring the limits of language. Daudy’s work is based on an ancient Chinese literati practice of seeking to understand the universe through art and nature. Her Chinese studies have driven a profound interest in calligraphy and philosophy, which have fed into an array of artistic disciplines including drawing, collage, sound work, upholstery, photography, sculpture and large-scale installation.
Known for her written interventions in public and private spaces, she commonly uses wood or felt fabric to create her writings, as well as her more characteristic ink drawings. Her words reflect or contrast with the nature of the object she creates or chooses, and value what she writes on for what it might evoke or represent. Kate Daudy lives and works in London.
Daudy has had numerous exhibitions worldwide and is engaged in regular philanthropic and activist commitments. Recent highlights include a large scale installation of her work ‘Am I My Brother’s Keeper ?’ inside London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. The work originally created by Daudy for UNHCR has also been shown at Manifesta in Palermo, Manchester Art Gallery, Edinburgh International Festival, and will tour in the United States throughout 2020. Previous highlights include exhibitions for Yorkshire Sculpture Park, South Bank Centre, Bonhams, ARTCOP21 at the Eiffel Tower, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Centre Flagey in Brussels as well as city wide artist’s interventions in London, New York City, Manchester and Amman, Jordan.