CALLUM EATON

A RECENT GOLDSMITHS GRADUATE, CALLUM EATON USES THE HISTORIC PAINTERLY LANGUAGE OF REALISM TO SUBVERT OUR EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT AN OIL PAINTING SHOULD, OR INDEED CAN BE.

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TAYO ADEKUNLE

EDINBURGH-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER TAYO ADEKUNLE WORKS PREDOMINANTLY WITH SELF-PORTRAITURE, THEIR WORK CENTRED AROUND REWORKINGS OF HISTORICAL TROPES RELATED TO THE BLACK FEMALE BODY.

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GAL LESHEM

LONDON-BASED ARTIST GAL LESHEM CREATES SOCIALLY ENGAGED WORKS CENTERED AROUND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HISTORY AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION OF LOCAL IDENTITIES. SHE HAS RECENTLY EXHIBITED WORKS AT HUXLEY PARLOUR GALLERY, SAN MEI GALLERY, AND THE JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL. LESHAM WAS PART OF BLOOMBERG’S NEW CONTEMPORARIES IN 2018, AS WELL AS WORKING AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT THE TATE MODERN AND TATE BRITAIN SCHOOL WORKSHOP PROGRAMME IN 2017. SHE IS SET TO COMPLETE HER MA IN FINE ART MEDIA AT THE SLADE IN 2022.

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HOA DUNG CLERGET

HOA DUNG CLERGET USES A VARIETY OF MEDIA TO REFLECT DIFFERENT TEMPORAL EXPERIENCES, WHAT THE ARTIST CALLS ‘DISAPPEARING OBJECTS’: CARBON PAPER IS USED TO REPRESENT THE RUINS OF A MEMORY; THE WORDS OF CHILDHOOD FOLK POEMS ARE ERASED TO LEAVE ONLY THE MUSIC THAT ACCOMPANIED THEM. CLERGET SEEKS TO KEEP ONLY A TRACE OF SOMETHING IN THEIR WORKS, HOWEVER FLEETING THIS MAY BE. CLERGET’S PRACTICE IS INFORMED BY THE VIETNAMESE DIASPORA, AS WELL AS THEIR EDUCATION IN FRANCE, EXPLORING HYBRIDITY AND TRANSFORMATION. 

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ATARI KUGGAH

ATARI KUGGAH’S PRACTICE IS PRIMARILY AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL, REFLECTING HIS OWN COMPLEX IDENTITY AS A NIGERIAN MAN TODAY. RESPONDING TO THE VIOLENCE HE FACED DURING HIS FORMATIVE YEARS, KUGGAH USES DRAUGHTSMANSHIP TO DRAW A LINE THROUGH COLONIAL VIOLENCE. LATEX IS A SIGNIFICANT MATERIAL FOR KUGGAH, WHO USES THIS SUBSTANCE AS A METAPHORICAL EXTENSION OF HIS SKIN AND IDENTITY, OPEN TO MANIPULATION IN MANIFOLD WAYS. HIS WORKS COMMENT ON STEREOTYPES ASSOCIATED WITH BLACK MEN, HIS PRACTICE ALSO COMMENTING ON HYPERMASCULINITY AND VIOLENCE. [BY DEFNE ORUC]

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MOHAMMED ROWE

MOHAMMED ROWE [AKA TEKFIS (EP)] IS A LONDON-BASED SOUND ARTIST. HIS WORKS USE FOUND SOUND AS WELL AS EXPERIMENTAL AND IMPROVISED MUSIC. ROWE USES A VARIETY OF RECORDING TECHNIQUES IN ORDER TO CAPTURE AND THEN FORM HIS COMPOSITIONS. COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ARTISTS HAVE SEEN ROWE’S SOUND PIECES INCORPORATED INTO INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS, AS WELL AS MOVING IMAGE AND THEATRE PERFORMANCES. SUCH COLLABORATIONS HUGELY ENRICH HIS OWN APPROACH. 

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ENORÊ

BORN IN RIO DE JANEIRO, ENORÊ IS AN ARTIST CURRENTLY BASED IN LONDON WHOSE WORK REVOLVES AROUND THE FLUIDITY OF DIGITAL MEDIA. THEIR PRACTICE EXPLORES THE MODES OF TRANSLATION THAT ARISE FROM DIGITAL MEDIA USAGE, PARTICULARLY THE WAYS IN WHICH THE BODY PROCESSES INFORMATION. ENORÊ PRODUCES DIGITAL OBJECTS AND 3D SCANNED DATA TO BRING INTO THE PHYSICAL THAT WHICH TYPICALLY CAN ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD AND MEDIATED WITHIN THE DIGITAL REALM. IN TURN, THEY RE-CONTEXTUALISE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DIGITAL AND THE BODY. 

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ENAM GBEWONYO

BRITISH GHANAIAN ARTIST AND CURATOR ENAM GBEWONYO’S PRACTICE INVESTIGATES IDENTITY, WOMANHOOD, AND HUMANITY THROUGH THE MEDIUMS OF TEXTILES AND PERFORMANCE. GBEWONYO ADVOCATES THE SPIRITUAL, HEALING POWER OF HANDCRAFT, UTILISING PROCESSES LIKE EMBROIDERY, KNIT, WEAVE, PRINT AND WIREWORK. WITH HER WORK, GBEWONYO SEEKS TO DELIVER THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS TO A POSITIVE PLACE OF AWARENESS BY CREATING LIVE SPACES OF HEALING. USING CRAFT AS HER PORTAL SHE PUSHES US TO FACE THE TRUTH OF A DARK GLOBAL HISTORY AND THE EMOTIONS IT BRINGS FORTH. 

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KATRINE SKOVSGAARD

DANISH ARTIST, CO-CREATOR, WORKSHOP FACILITATOR AND COLLABORATOR KATRINE SKOVSGAARD IS INTERESTED IN THE SPACES BETWEEN US, HOW WE SHARE OR, MORE OFTEN, DO NOT. HER PRACTICE INVESTIGATES WAYS TO REVEAL SUBJECTIVE SENSORY EXPERIENCE, ESPECIALLY THOSE PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT AND THOSE WE DO NOT NOTICE. HER RESEARCH IS LOCATED AT THE CROSSROADS OF SHAME, CHRONIC PAIN, SHARING AND MUTUAL RADICAL CARE, AND SHE OFTEN WORKS WITH OTHERS TO FIND NEW LANGUAGES FOR EXPERIENCES.

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