1955 Born London 1973 - 1976 Chelsea School of Art and Design, London 1976 - 1977 British Council/DAAD Scholarship to Berlin 1977 - 1979 Postgraduate studies, Slade School of Fine Art, London 1981 - 1985 Living... [more]
1955Born London1973 - 1976Chelsea School of Art and Design, London1976 - 1977British Council/DAAD Scholarship to Berlin1977 - 1979Postgraduate studies, Slade School of Fine Art, London1981 - 1985Living and working in Japan1986 - 1991Living and working in London1992Living and working in Dartmoor, DevonAwards and Commissions2008 Prix Pictet, Shortlisted Artist2006-07 The Stille Room, Fyllingsdaten Nursing Home, Bergen, Norway2004-05 Eden Project Education Centre/Solar Terrace1998 Dorchester Hospital1993 South West Arts Major Award1984 JVC Award, Japan1982-83 Postgraduate Research Tsukuba University, Japan1981-82 Rotary Foundation Award, Japan1979 Boise Travel Scholarship to Holland
Derges was born in London in 1955. She studied painting at the Chelsea College of Art and Design from 1973-1976 and at the Slade School of Art from 1977-1979. She then turned to photography, exploring in particular early photographic techniques of cameraless photography - exposing images directly onto photographic paper - techniques she has continued to refine and develop to this day. From 1981 to 1985 she lived and worked in Japan, receiving a Rotary Foundation Award (1981), JVC Award (1984) and carrying out postgraduate research at Tsukuba University. From 1986 to 1991 Derges lived in London, moving to Dartmoor, Devon in 1992. In 1993 she received a South West Arts Award and was appointed Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Plymouth, Exeter. From 1997 to 1999 she was an external examiner for the BA in Fine Art: Photography at Middlesex University.