Witches, Scamps and Things Kelly Sweeney
25 March – 4 April at Hoxton 253 (London, UK)
I wrote the Exhibition Text for Kelly Sweeney solo-show at Hoxton 253 as well as supporting with the curation of the exhibition. A curator & Artist in dialogue is also scheduled for the 29th March, followed by a Q&A. Reserve your free place here: https://www.hoxton253.com/kelly-sweeney.html
I’m Here, Where Are You? – BSL Poetry workshop
25th March at Cambridge Junction (Cambridge, UK)
Following HIWAY Festival in 2019, for 2020 we will present a programme of workshops produced with Cambridge Junction, featuring introduction to performance by D/Deaf artists. A new website of HIWAY is coming out soon, and will keep you informed on the bigger and better version of the 2021 Festival. The first free workshop is lead by Donna Williams on the 25th March. Book here
13th – 18th April at Mansions of the Future (Lincoln, UK)
Celsius Programme is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live season and Antarctica In Sight – a UK wide cultural programme of activity supported by the UK Antarctica Heritage Trust. This series of talks, workshops and performances will explore the groundbreaking intersections of arts and STEM subjects with a focus on climate change and the uniquely precarious position of Antarctica in today’s sociopolitical climate. The week long programme will feature contributions from artists Rhine Bernadino, Lula Mebrahtu, Aidan Moesby and Josefina Nellimarka.
_inventory Platform at Springhealth
January – June 2020
_inventory Platform, the organisation co-directed by myself and Rhine Bernardino has finally a space in London. Located in an old Leisure Centre in Belsize Park, _inventory currently offer spaces for artists studios in partnership with Harlesden High Street as well as a programme of exchange, debate and showcase beginning in February.
more info on http://www.inventoryplatform.org/upcoming.html
Where I’m Coming From
2nd – 30th September 2020 at Yinka Shonibare Studio
‘Where I’m Coming From’ is an experimental curatorial project aimed to disrupt traditional western hierarchies related to our adeptness for communication as well as our capacity for language – harnessing the potential for a communal organisation but also as a ground for separation.
Curated by _inventory platform (Rhine Bernardino & Linda Rocco), the month-long exhibition will respectively dedicate one week to four languages that are very much present and spoken by a big portion of the migrant community actively working and contributing to the British economy and yet highly invisible: Filipino, Taiwanese, Tamil and Berber languages. For each week we will showcase a visual art exhibition of native practices and live performances. It is the project’s aim to utilise only one specific language per week, in which the texts used to mediate the works will not be in English. By showcasing works from these communities, we want to highlight several micro-narratives of exclusion that tacitly exist within those who face cultural and language barriers. ‘Where I’m Coming From’ is an exercise in accessibility: it challenges the English-speaking audience to examine the artwork through a different lens in order to generate a common and shared desire for deeper communication.
Artists: Pio Abad, Vanessa Scully, Rhine Bernardino-Happy Ferraren, Yun-Ling Chen, Charwei Tsai, Aki Chiu, Yu-Chen Wang, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussens, Poonam Jain and more TBC.
New Digital Collage
Co-curated with Fabio Paris. Coming soon Online and at Galerie Charlot (Paris) and Daniel Benjamin Gallery (London) in 2021.