Yemi Awosile is a London-based designer working in the field of materials and textiles. Her work is process driven and explores experimental colour and tactility. It often lends itself to collaboration and is applied to interior architecture, transportation and products. Recent exhibitions and commissions include: Whites Nights Installation, Victoria and Albert Museum (2012); Tom Dixon Portobello Dock, Be Open Space, London (2012); Centre Commercial, Concept Store, Paris (2012); British Council New Silk Road Project, Alhamra Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan (2010), Design for Future Sustainability + Innovation, The Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal (2007).
Ania Bas is an artist currently preoccupied with language. She is interested in dialogue and collaboration and is continuously inspired by everyday life. Through her work she explores connections between people and places. The work she makes with others takes different form: events, performances, actions, texts, visual essays and publications.
Lucy Beech was born 1985 in Sheffield. Working predominantly with video, a central focus of her work is an exploration of how performance is initiated in non-theatrical environments as a tool for transforming private stories and experiences into public communicative acts. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include: One Another’s company, IMT London (2011); Fordham Gallery at Maddox Arts, Maddox Arts, London (2009); OUTPOST Norwich; and Plaza Plaza, London (both 2013). Lucy has also been working collaboratively with Edward Thomasson since 2007, developing performance works for both theatre and gallery contexts including: the 2nd Biennale de Belleville, Paris (2012); Open House, South London Gallery (2012); and 7 Year Itch, More Soup and Tart, Barbican Theatre, London (2011).
Andrea Francke was born in Peru and is based in London. She is currently developing two main research projects. ‘Invisible Spaces of Parenthood: A Collection of Pragmatic Propositions for a Better Future’ explores issues surrounding childcare in collaboration with local nurseries, childminders, children’s centres and parent groups, and looks for new models and possibilities. It uses 1960s and 1970s DIY culture as a frame of reference to question political, pedagogical, social and economical structures around parenting. ‘The Piracy Project’, a collaboration with Eva Weinmayr as part of the AND Publishing programme, is an exploration of the philosophical, legal and practical implications of book piracy.
Charlie George runs her own dance company Dark Island Dance. She produces dance for festivals, music videos and independent productions, working to an original theme or concept – usually favouring the margins, edges and underbelly in society. The outcome is often multi-disciplinary: it merges film, theatre, text, animation and circus, and also uses alternative sites and spaces. Charlie’s other work is as a community dance artist and fitness instructor: she delivers accessible dance and fitness training to a wide variety of groups including children, young people, older people and those with dementia, mental health issues and disabilities.
Jonathan Hoskins moved to De Beauvoir in 2006. Since then, his sculptural production has been redirected by studies in politics and anthropology, and community organising work, towards video, text and ethnography. He is currently researching Bow Creek, an area of East London formed by waterways, thoroughfares, disparate communities and multiple histories. His most recent exhibition was ‘Plus Ultra (Go Further Beyond)’ at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, in 2013.
Ross Jardine was born in Epsom. He uses a research-based approach to examine the relationship between landscape and individual/collective action. Outcomes are often presented as performative actions recorded by photographs and videos. Recent exhibitions include: Heritage is a Bogus History, And/Or Gallery; Platform: In the Making, Site Gallery; and Les Télévisions, French Riviera Gallery.
Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau creates meticulously worked drawings and objects, and makes narrative performances and videos. His work layers irony and sincerity to form a stupid-clever critique of art and philosophy’s interactions with everyday human activity. Recent exhibitions include: The ARKA Group, Space in Between, London (2012); ‘The Festival’, the Royal Standard, Liverpool (2010); Possible Monuments, the Lombard Method, Birmingham (2010); Night Loops, Legion TV, London (2013); A Starry Messenger, Porters, Cardiff (2013); and Joint Ventures, Oval Space, London (2012).
Graham Reid grew up in Loughborough and moved to London eight years ago to study drawing at Camberwell. Drawing is still a starting point for most of his work; he often uses notation of architectural drawing and translates it into objects. Shifting trends in urban development and the palette of designs it creates is something that fascinates him. Important to his practice is the architectural framework that each work exists in and around: working directly onto spaces with temporary installations to allow the environment to feed into the work.
Eva Rowson completed a BA in Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2007 and during that time collaborated with several self-organised art collectives including Monitor, Polka Flock and Black Dogs, with whom she continues to work. Since moving to London in 2008, she has worked at Tate in a variety of roles including fundraising, business planning and project management, alongside developing an independent curatorial and artistic practice. In 2010, she co-started 38b, opening up the living room of her Peckham flat as an ad hoc exhibition space for artists and curators to test ideas and show new work.
Lisa Skuret is an artist and writer whose practice explores interdisciplinary and micropolitical strategies. One of her central concerns is knowledge-production, and her practice investigates forms of knowledge regarded perhaps as tangential or superseded, often through live work. Fiction writing (including sound, voice, and movement) is a component of both her live and installed work in which she creates performative responses to exhibitions, artworks, and everyday spaces. Skuret works both independently and collectively with international art research groups such as Vision Forum (Linköpings University, Sweden). Recent exhibitions and live events have taken place at a Swedenborgian Church in London; a Museum of Work in Sweden; Spike Island, Bristol; and David Roberts Art Foundation, London.
Tommy Ting (b. 1989, Vancouver) is interested in investigating and reconstructing narratives that become marginalized through the processes of historicisation. Working primarily with photography and sculpture, Ting weaves together both anecdotal and historical research to mediate almost-forgotten events and subjects as a means to interrogate the contemporary. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Access Gallery, Vancouver (2014); Organhaus, Chongqing (2013) and Oriel Davies, Newtown (2012). Public art works include The Crying Room, Vancouver (2013) and Piazza Italia, Vancouver (2013).