Exhibition Opening

Thu 12 Sep 2019
6:30 - 8:30pm


Curated by Renée Mussai

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About the EVENT

Join us for the opening night of Lina Iris Viktor's exhibition Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter. 

Become immersed in deep lustres of black punctuated with luminous 24-karat gold and opulent ultramarine blue hues in Viktor’s singular artistic universe.

Her photography, painting and sculptural installations are infused with cultural histories of the global African diaspora and preoccupied with multifaceted notions of blackness: as colour, as material and as socio-political consciousness. To Viktor, black is the proverbial materia prima: the source, the dark matter that birthed everything. 

This is the British-Liberian artist’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, with more than 60 works on display in two galleries. Many are seen for the first time, including an artist commission created for Autograph.

"Lina Iris Viktor’s magnificent work centres the black figure as the universal human form through which narratives are weaved, histories entwined and possible futures imagined"

Renée Mussai, Curator

about the exhibition

Lina Iris Viktor:  Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter 

find out more

"Everything this young artist touches turns to gold"

Lina Iris Viktor on Artsy

At the event

Ground floor
Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter

Cash bar
Free cloakroom
Outdoor seating area
Information desk
Print sales enquiries

Second floor
Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter 

Accessible, unisex toilets are on all floors.


Everyone is welcome to our exhibition openings. These events are popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP in advance to help manage numbers.

Both galleries will be open, plus a cash bar and outdoor seating area. This is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time. 

Due to the immersive nature of the exhibition, only a limited number of people can be admitted into the galleries at any one time. You may be asked to queue during busy periods.

After the launch event, Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter will be open from 13 September 2019 - 25 January 2020.

Accessibility at AUTOGRAPH

Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport.

We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at info@autograph-abp.co.uk or 020 7749 9200

Visit Us


This is a free event, and we ask attendees to book a free ticket (RSVP) in advance to manage numbers. You do not have to book a ticket to attend this event, however during busy times we may prioritise entry for ticket-holders. Due to no-shows, we have to overbook our free events. At times, there may be a queue to get into the building or gallery spaces, this is to ensure the safety of our visitors and the artwork on display.


Free tickets (RSVP) to this event can be booked on this webpage, on Eventbrite, on Autograph's Facebook page for the event, by phoning Autograph at 020 7729 9200, or by emailing info@autograph-abp.co.uk. Tickets to Autograph's events are only available through Eventbrite, Autograph, and Autograph's Facebook page. Tickets obtained unofficially via social media or other platforms may not be genuine.


Please note that photography and filming will take place at this event. Images from this event may be used by Autograph and external press for marketing and promotional use, including: printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, or other use.


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Please note that this exhibition contains sensitive content

Banner image: Lina Iris Viktor, from Dark Continent [detail] , 2018-9, Courtesy of the Artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.

Page images, from top left: 1) Lina Iris Viktor, Third [detail] , from the series A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred, 2017-8. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. 2) Lina Iris Viktor, NO. XVI COUNTER MEMORIES OF THE HEALER. [detail] From the series DARK CONTINENT XIII - XXIV THE FALL, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. 3) Lina Iris Viktor, II. For Some Are Born to Endless Night. Dark Matter.[detail] , 2015-9. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.4) Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell