Kinga Oktabska (b. 1995) is an artist from Wroclaw, Poland. Searching for a relationship between landscape, memory and identity, her practice reconstructs the narrative of a place from fragments: discarded objects, unremembered stories, erased lines.
The location of the space would allow her greater opportunities to communicate and include local residents in her work about the local area. She hopes to use the space as a platform for dialogue with local community members to inform her practice. As part of this, she is keen to run an event featuring talks with local historians about the lost heritage of Battersea and a drawing workshop with local residents to represent their memories of the area. She would like to invite people to create a collaborative drawing and later make prints of it to give away in the form of postcards or posters.
In The Studio
Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern and Simon Tate, Managing Director of Wetherby
Katy Wan is Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, delivering across the range of exhibitions and displays, as well as acquisitions of international photography and art from the Asia and Pacific region.
Simon Tate is the Managing Director of Wetherby, a private property development and investment company based in London. Simon set up his own devleopment company in 2007 where schemes included Riverbank House, a 30,000sqm headquarters building in the City designed by David Walker Architects and pre-let to Man Group in partnership with Pace Investments.