Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Londen 1973, lives and works in Glasgow

Chetwynd’s practice combines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her performances and videos harness elements of folk plays, street spectacles, literature and multiple other genres. They generally employ troupes of performers – friends and relatives of the artist – and feature handmade costumes and props. For over a decade, she has also worked on an extensive series of paintings collectively titled Bat Opera.

The artist, who was christened Alalia, is also known for the regular changes of her first name. After Spartacus and Marvin Gaye, she deciced in april 2018 to go with 'Monster'.