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Working Space: One-third of a Slice curated by Nayanika Singh

50 Celebration Avenue, Stratford E20 1DB

PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 18th April 2024, 6 – 9pm
EXHIBITION OPEN: 19th April – 19th May 2024
Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm
Kindly supported by Get Living

What is an artist’s working space? What fraction of the significant whole does it hold in their practice? How does its absence and presence impact an artist’s work? How do alternate spaces influence ‘the rest of the slice’? Can we turn spatial limitations into a source of limitless artistic exploration and expression? Are the existing opportunities truly enough?
Working Space: One-Third of a Slice is an attempt to reflect on seven emerging artists’ nuanced struggles with space and consequential interventions. The artists’ multidisciplinary practices draw on inter-relational themes, spanning drawing, painting, video, sound, sculpture, embroidery, textiles, installation and performance. While they are exploring multi-faceted issues like identity politics, socio-cultural influences, and decolonisation, what connects them is the spatial exploration that brings their struggle to navigate the tight constraints of studio and exhibition spaces to the fore. In a regenerated locality, Hypha Studios is a repurposed site built upon a former industrial area within the East Village in Stratford. Hosted here, Working Space highlights transformation and reimagining as central to exploring and expanding artistic boundaries. Whether phenomenologically or pragmatically, the varied body of works enters a spatial dialogue—liminal, physical, and psychological.

Curated by Nayanika Singh
Nayanika is an interdisciplinary practitioner with experience leading and managing digital curatorial projects in India and the UK. Having studied design, humanities, and cultural studies, she recently delivered a community-based photographic exhibition with the Radical Beauty Project charity. Nayanika is interested in the role of text and interpretive knowledge in cultural storytelling and explores it via mediums like sound, poetry, and fiction.

The exhibition showcases work by AC Larsen, Alexandra Warren, Fahiem Abdullah, Margarita Frančeska Ieva Loze, Tanvi Ranjan, and artist duo – Krati Doshi & Christina Karava featuring as Balcony Balloon.

Public Programme

They seek to engage the public through a range of events including:
An exhibition opening event, open to the public.
A curator-led exhibition tour followed by an artist panel talk inviting local creatives and university students to attend and discuss their personal relationships to, and experiences with, lack of affordable artistic spaces in London.
A performance and play workshop which seeks to engage young children and the local community in a collective re-imagining of space through the body and our physical relationship to architecture.
Screenings of films followed by discussions + Q&A led by the curator and artists.

Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Socials: @fahiem_ab, @krati.doshi, @_lilb0at_, @_tanviranjan_, @ac_larsen, @alex_warren, @margarita.i.loze

Artwork in show

Fahiem Abdullah

Blood letters, 2024, Watercolour on envelopes, Dimensions variable

Margarita Frančeska Ieva Loze

Solar Eclipse, 2024, Three panel work, drawing on transparent paper, colour pencils, 29.7 x 42 cm

Alexandra Warren

Witch, 2023, Hand-sewn embroidered banner, 29.5cm x 37cm

Fahiem Abdullah

untitled, 2024, Ink and graphite on paper, Dimensions variable

Margarita Frančeska Ieva Loze

Rotating Nature, 2024, Embroidery on fabric, lace, found object, 35 x 26 cm

Alexandra Warren

Hwilc, 2023, Hand-sewn embroidered banner, 29.5cm x 38cm

Fahiem Abdullah

Census, 2023, Black Rectangular Stickers, Dimensions variable

Tanvi Ranjan

My mother never sacrificed for her children, 2023, Glazed terracotta tiles, 124 x 92 cm

Alexandra Warren

Which, 2023, Hand-sewn embroidered banner, 29.5cm x 39cm

Balcony Balloon

It’s not a dog., 2024, Monoprint print on white paper, stickers, pen, acrylic on primed board, Dimensions variable

Tanvi Ranjan

Craftsmanship is not a skill, but a habit, 2023, Steel punched card bookmark with the title in ASCII 8-bit binary code, The Craftsman by Richard Sennett., 30 x 18 x 10 cm

Alexandra Warren

Football ch*nt, 2024, Hand-embroidered and embellished fabric, 19cm x 172cm

AC Larsen

Titled, 2024, Framed inkjet print, 30 x 40 cm

Tanvi Ranjan

I am drawn to a string becoming a surface, 2023, Steel punched card bookmark with the title in ASCII 8-bit binary code, Thread Ripper by Amalie Smith., 30 x 20 x 5 cm

AC Larsen

untitled, 2024, Framed inkjet print, 30 x 40 cm

Tanvi Ranjan

Wearable, not scannable, 2023, Computerised-knitted garment on wooden hanger, Made in India, 100% cotton, One Size

Private view images 18th April 2024

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