Freee is a collective made up of three artists, Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan, who work together on slogans, billboards and publications that challenge the commercial and bureaucratic colonization of the public sphere of opinion formation. Freee’s recent practice is concerned with the way in which opinions are produced and form core social values. Their recent works have included systems, constructions and kiosks that facilitate conversations and enable the exchange of individual views. They are preoccupied with the idea of the collective and ways and methods in which we can all act more collectively within the public domain.
Recent exhibitions include the solo show Freee-Carracci-Institute, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, Taking Sides for the project Part of the Game, nGbK, Berlin. Twice Political, for the exhibition Critical Machines, AUB Art Gallery, Beirut. Freee were also included in the 13th Istanbul Biennale in 2013 and the Liverpool Biennial in 2010.
Dave is Professor of Art at the University of Gothenberg, Sweden, Andy is a Senior Lecturer at Northampton University, UK and Mel Jordan is Head of Contemporary Art Practice and Reader in Art and the Public Sphere at the Royal College of Art, London.