We were very excited that three of our artists: Nigel Kingsbury, Nnena Kalu and Claudia Williams were selected for 2015’s Studio Voltaire Open.
Selected by Cory Arcangel (artist) and Hanne Mugaas (director of Kunsthall Stavanger).
Preview: Thursday 12 February 2015, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Exhibition open: 13 February – 15 March 2015, Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm
Venue: Studio Voltaire, Nelsons Works, 1a Nelsons Row, London SW4 7JR
Jemima Brown, Blue Curry, Gaia Fugazza, Luey Graves, Evan Ifekoya, Nnena Kalu (ActionSpace), Nigel Kingsbury (ActionSpace), Rafaela Lopez, Christian Ovonlen, Hayley Silverman, Claudia Williams (ActionSpace), Zadie Xa
This exhibition brings together twelve artists chosen from an open submission process. Selectors were attracted to those with a strong identity, unique voice and often-idiosyncratic methods.
Studio Voltaire’s (SV) first open submission exhibition was held in 2004 and since then SV has hosted seven open exhibitions with a changing panel, made up of artists, writers and curators. The Studio Voltaire Open is testament to commitment to foster new talent, support diversity and give opportunity to emerging practices.
Previous selectors have included Enrico David, Linder, Mike Nelson, Rebecca Warren, Stuart Comer (MoMA), Jenni Lomax (Camden Arts Centre) and Catherine Wood (Tate). Selected artists have included Pablo Bronstein, Laura Aldridge, Jimmy Merris and Anthea Hamilton.
Image above: Nnena Kalu