Curatorial Projects

I’m Here, Where Are You?

26-27 April 2019 at Cambridge Junction

Co-produced with Liz Counsell and Cambridge Junction. Supported by Unlimited and Arts Council England 

I’m Here. Where Are You?’ is a celebration of disability arts across the East of England. The one year project includes focus groups and participatory workshops with those less able to access arts provisions, culminating in a two-day festival at Cambridge Junction. Showcasing the best of inclusive arts in the UK, the festival will address general audiences and professionals through performative and discursive formats.

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There’s Something Lurking in the Shadows that Might be Interesting 

15th – 23rd March 2019 at Dyson Gallery

‘There’s something lurking in the shadows that might be interesting’ features the most wide-ranging enquiries of 39 MPhil and PhD students from the RCA’s School of Arts and Humanities. From the 15th until the 23rd of March, the Dyson Gallery and its surroundings will be inhabited by researches in different stages and forms – bringing the artistic process in contact with the external world. Showcasing artworks in various media: from painting to sound, moving image, sculpture and performance, the audience will witness new-born ideas and intentions, reimagined experimentations and grounded practices.

Questioning the dissonant nature of displaying a wide range of artistic processes in the same space, ‘There’s something lurking in the shadows that might be interesting’ highlights the commonalities belonging to the figure of the artist as researcher, and the subjective reactions which can occur when presenting the product of an investigation to wider audiences. Speaking to the search in research, peering into the shadows in order to expose something to light: the exhibition is a call to the overlooked, the subtle, and the raw.

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10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GUEST PROJECTS

25th – 27th May 2018 at Yinka Shonibare studio Guest Projects

I have been collaborating with curator Cairo Clarke to host the Opening Event of Guest Projects 10 Year Anniversary, with a series of artistic interventions, all performed by past and returning residents of the space, to celebrate Guest Projects‘ history and its oeuvre of multi-disciplinary artist projects.

Performances by: TangleDoug FishboneIlona SagarLarry AchiampongSuzannah PettigrewHarriet Middleton-BakerRaju Rage, and Zinzi Minott.

Music and Sounds with DJ AJ Kwame aka Peter Adjaye (Music for Architecture)

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LOST SENSES

7th August – 4th September 2017 at Yinka Shonibare studio Guest Projects 

Supported by Arts Council England and Swiss Arts Council Pro helvetia.

LOST SENSES, a 30 days programme of live performances and participatory experimentations for kids and adults to experience and enjoy senses, remembering that embodiment is not textual but consumed by a world filled with smells, textures, sights, sounds and tastes. Generating a re-opening of senses exploring otherness, lost and participation, everyday life has been critically tested as a never static reality made of bodies, time and experiences. On the last day, an exhibition of documentation, props, costumes and interpretations, has featured 30 artworks to expand critical broader reflections on the legacy of the ephemeral programme as a whole.

Artists: JocJonJosch, Lawrence Lek & Clifford Sage, Laura Wilson, Harold Offeh, Charles Michel, JoDI, Georgia Lucas-Going, the Uncollective & Sara Sassanelli, Tom Railton, Rhine Bernardino, Katharine Vega, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Eliza Soroga, Andrea Maciel, Luli Perez, Sharon Gal, Diana Policarpo, House of Absolute, Nora Silva, Paloma Proudfoot, Luca Bosani, Finn Thomson, Beatrice Bonafini, Nataliya Chernakova, Federico Guardabrazo, Jay Jay Revlon, Joshua Leon, Cactus band, Thomas Kaniok

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OPEN HOUSE

20th – 21st May 2017 at Delfina Foundation

Are memories collectable? How can we collect an artist residency? In a unique collision of past and present, artist residents from the last 10 years at Delfina Foundation are reflecting on their experiences in the house, and invite you to explore their personal and creative memories through a two day live programme and exhibition, ‘Open House’.

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Featuring a series of commissioned artworks encompassing the digital, performative, gastronomical and sculptural, ‘Open House’ fosters new lines of creative enquiry into the role of residency programmes in the UK, as well as the intersections between public and private in contemporary art today.

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Artists: Manal Al Dowayan, Mudar Alhaggi, Ahmed Badry Aly, Kathrin Böhm, Leone Contini, Srajana Kaikini, Hala Muhanna, Judy Price, Alessandra Saviotti, Laura Wilson