Surviving as an artist: residencies, commissions and funding

Sat 16 April, 2-4pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

£5, booking essential

Artist Gayle Chong Kwan will speak about the development of her practice and how to work professionally. She will explore the realities of residencies, commissions, and funding opportunities, and make recommendations as to how to survive and flourish as a fine art photographer.

Gayle Chong Kwan is a London-based artist whose large-scale photographic, installation, and video work has been exhibited and published internationally. She makes immersive environments and mise-en-scenes, constructed in states of resolution and dissolution between imagined futures, alternative presents, and fictional mechanisms.

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Exhibitions include: Anthropo-scene, Bloomberg Space, London  (2015); Plot, Four Corners, London (2014); Mindscape, The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany (2014); Arripare, REFOCUS: The Castlegate mima Photography Prize, Stockton-on-tees (2013); The Golden Tide, Estuary, Museum of London (2013); Wastescape, Festival of the World, Southbank Centre, London (2012); Memory Trace, The Wellcome Trust, London (2012); The Obsidian Isle, New Forest Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Cockaigne, Tales from the New World, 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2009). Awards include: FATHOM Award, Four Corners, London (2014); REFOCUS: The Castlegate mima Photography Prize (2013); Royal Scottish Academy Award (2013); Vauxhall Collective Photography Award (2008); Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes Award (2005); Arts Council England International Fellow (2005).

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Rivington Place

P: 0207 749 1240

Rivington Place is fully accessible. Disabled parking bays are available, please call in advance to reserve.

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