Join us for the opening night of Phoebe Boswell's solo exhibition. It will also be the first opportunity to see Boswell's new commission: a 25-meter-long extended portrait of the self drawn directly onto the gallery walls in soft willow charcoal, created in the weeks leading up to the exhibition.
Boswell's multidisciplinary art practice is anchored to a restless state of diasporic consciousness. She creates layered, deeply immersive installations to centre and amplify histories which - like her own - are often systemically marginalised.
A life-altering series of events serve as the genesis for the Kenyan-British artist's new work: an emotive interrogation of trauma, healing, and the poetics of endurance. In The Space Between Things, Boswell reflects on the rupture of her physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
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Gallery 1 - Phoebe Boswell: The Space Between Things
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Gallery 2 - Phoebe Boswell: The Space Between Things
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Born in Nairobi to a Kikuyu mother and British Kenyan father, and raised in the Arabian Gulf, Phoebe Boswell (b. 1982) is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in London.
Boswell studied at the Slade School of Art and Central St Martins. She is currently a Somerset House artist-in-residence, a Ford Foundation Fellow, and is represented in the United States by Sapar Contemporary, New York.
Her work has been widely exhibited: with galleries Sapar Gallery, Carroll / Fletcher, and Tiwani Contemporary; art fairs including Art15, 1:54, and Expo Chicago; and has screened at Sundance, the London Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Blackstar, Underwire, British Animation Awards, and CinemAfrica amongst others.
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Please note that this exhibition contains sensitive content
Banner images: 1) Phoebe Boswell, Rapture [detail], 2018. Still from single-channel Video. Courtesy the artist. 2) Phoebe Boswell, Ythlaf. Still from single-channel Video, 2018. Courtesy the artist. 3) Phoebe Boswell, She Summons an Army, Untitled 32, 2018. Courtesy the artist / Sapar Gallery, New York. 4) Phoebe Boswell, Rapture [detail], 2018. Still from single-channel Video. Courtesy the artist. 5) Phoebe Boswell, courtesy the artist.
Page images, from top left: 1) Phoebe Boswell, Rapture [detail], 2018. Still from single-channel Video. Courtesy the artist. 2) Phoebe Boswell, Ythlaf [detail]. Still from single-channel Video, 2018. Courtesy the artist. 3) Omar Victor Diop: Liberty / Diaspora gallery installation at Autograph, London. Photograph: Zoe Maxwell. 4)