Selected by a panel of artists and industry experts including Studios resident and filmmaker Jenn Nkiru, Studio 01 takes its title from the first-ever exhibition at Somerset House Studios in 2016, which featured works by original residents.
Today’s Studio 01 artists are enorê, Leila Dear and Ufuoma Essi. The exhibition features the artists’ specific thematic approaches, part research and part inquiry from sculpture to moving image to paintings and drawings.
enorê’s hybrid 3D ceramics and screens wall-based works expand on their research into embodiment, virtuality and care for an intangible other, referring to Tamagotchis as a starting point. Leila Dear’s sculpture and wall piece examine archival materials, the relationship between body and environments, patterns and structures. Lastly, Ufuoma Essi will present a new moving image work around her research and experiments with Super8 film that explores the relationship between materiality, land, isolation and displacement.
Dates: 08 Mar – 09 Jun 2024.
Location: Somerset House, G31, New Wing