Sara Dell’Onze with AMBruno in Leeds U.K
AMBruno is a coalition of artists, established originally in 2008 with MA Fine Art graduates from Central Saint Martins (part of University of the Arts, London); since then, participation has widened to include artists based throughout the UK and internationally.
The artists have diverse individual practices, including painting, photography, video, performance, printmaking and sculpture, but are brought together by a common interest in the medium of the book. For some, the form of the book is the right medium to realise a particular aspect of their artistic work. For others, it presents a means of experimenting and extending their usual working methods.
Since 2009, the group’s activities have been coordinated and developed by Sophie Loss, with help from fellow artists in the group. Core members choose whether to participate in a new project, and invitations and open calls made to other artists to contribute to it. Artists produce and show new work for events such as exhibitions and specialist book fairs, for which they are asked to engage with a given theme.
The group’s work has also evolved to incorporate film/video, performance and suites of prints.