Robert Carter and Lauren Velvick live in Manchester, UK. They started working together in 2014 and founded ‘The Exhibition Centre for the Life and Use of Books’, one long, ongoing self-taught history lesson that touches on art, publishing, censorship, and regional politics.

Carter and Velvick are currently interested in translating ideologies into pattern.

Recent exhibitions and projects include
WE/OW, Fred’s Ale House, Manchester, UK (2015); Modern History Vol. I, curated by Lynda Morris, The Grundy, Blackpool, UK (2015); Butterworth, Kent State University Library, Ohio, USA (2015); The Use and Abuse of Books, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK (2014).

Robert Carter & Lauren Velvick are Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists. Carter & Velvick have been paired with Meaghan Kent (Director and Chief Curator of SITE95 in Guadalajara, Mexico).

Robert Carter & Lauren Velvick at Liverpool Biennial 2016

Catholic guilt clock, 2016
Dust sheet, ribbon

Exhibited at the India Buildings

Semi-precious stone i, ii & iii, 2016 and Pipa Pipa, 2016
Mixed media

Exhibited at the India Buildings