Diversity Art Forum is pleased to support arebtye gallery's hotel generation 2018 Project. arebyte Gallery is a London-based art organisation which supports the development of contemporary artists working across emerging artforms. Through our gallery space and affordable studio complex, we create thriving environments for artists to expand on their practices, explore collaborative working and meet new audiences.
In October 2017, after three years in Hackney Wick, arebyte relocated its gallery to a a brand new development, London City Island in Canning Town. Since its inception in 2013, our exhibition space has nurtured digital and participatory artforms through interdisciplinary dialogues. We commission cutting edge artists who bring new perspectives to digital culture by connecting emerging technology and art practices, and we curate participatory performative work by artists who push the boundaries of collaborative art-making.
We are so excited to announce the four artists selected for hotel generation 2018 are as follows:
Selected by Nimrod Vardi (director) and Rebecca Edwards (curator), the artists will spend the next two months preparing and developing their proposals and will receive professional guidance, studio visits, critical feedback, peer crits, funding and general mentoring and assistance. One artist will then be selected by a panel of esteemed judges and receive further funding to realise a solo exhibition at the gallery space this coming November.
This year's panel of judges are:
New media specialist Steve Fletcher (Director and Founder of The Artists' Development Agency; Director and Founder of Carroll/Fletcher, London).
Curator Mariana Orlotti(Cripta747, Turin, Italy]
British artist Ed Fornieles
Curator Jonathan Watkins=(Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham).
Art collector, philanthropist Candida Gertler OBE (Director and Founder of Outset Contemporary Art Fund).
Founder and director of Diversity Art Forum Pauline de Souza
We can't wait to keep you updated on the progress of the programme, and thanks again to everyone who took the time to apply.
The programme is supported by Diversity Art Forum.