Born in Tadcaster, Joel Dever is now based in London after graduating from Byam Shaw School of Art (UAL) in 2008. He has exhibited extensively across the UK and has delivered performance workshops internationally.
Joel Dever's practice is perhaps best described as 'performative sculpture'. He often exhibits relics of his attempts to conquer (often impossible, and always potentially dangerous) self-set tasks. Dever composes these 'assault-course' sculptures using everyday readymades and through his engagement with them, highlights the fragility of an organic subject (himself) vs the products we make.