Guillaume Vandame (b. 1991, New York) is a French-American artist and writer based in London and part of socially engaged artist collective, Wright & Vandame.
Queer visibility, representation, otherness and beauty are a key focus in his practice ranging from his playful readymade sculptures and experimental videos to his digital works combining drawing, printmaking, and painting to boldly capture the human spirit as something intimate, tender, melancholic and destructive. He often references pop culture and art history and takes inspiration from modernist painters such as Matisse, Mark Rothko, and De Kooning to question ideas of masculinity and sexual freedom.
In 2019, he presented his first public art work commissioned by Sculpture in the City for Nocturnal Creatures in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery, London and received an a-n bursary to support research in homoeroticism, queer theory, printmaking, and scent. He will have a forthcoming show at SET Lewisham in September 2019.
With Josh Wright, he has shown at fig-2 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Chi-Wen Gallery, Taiwan; Gazelli Art House, London; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Photofusion, London; and recently at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. They have recently been selected as Artists-in-Residence for Open House with Kettle’s Yard between 2019 and 2020.