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Splintered Selves: Female Artists disrupting social and geographical boundaries

"We have curated our work around the themes of migration, nationality and belonging and examine the idea of the 'splintered self' and its implications. Through the medium of photography, painting and performance, this exhibition considers how the concept of identity is perceived and performed."

Zula is exhibiting her most recent project, Ba Lan which is about the Vietnamese Diaspora in Poland and explores the relationship between nationality and ethnicity. Zula draws on her experiences as a Polish immigrant in the UK in her collaborative work with the Vietnamese community in Warsaw and tries to understand how this community reconciles their identity in a country which believes that nationality is rooted in ethnic origin.
Galina’s painting and performance practice centres ‘the body’ and ‘the persona’ as a subject of her concepts exploring the transformation of one’s personality  – inner, reflected by the outer. Within the idea of Identity, she explores the intricate psychological manifestations, which influenced by collision between assimilation of spaces, cultures, social norms, and behavioural patterns, are defying the sense of belonging and the examination of the Self.
Sophia’s À la Recherche de Monsieur Tan is a photographic exploration of a quest for a man who once lived in Sophia’s neighbourhood in Marseille. Sophia’s search moves her from France and Italy to Cambodia and Thailand during which she examines the possibilities of life, as well as realities of migration.

 

Artist Bios:  

Zula Rabikowska is a Polish-British photographer based in London. Zula was born in Poland, grew up in the UK and has worked in France, China, South Africa, India, Palestine and the Caribbean. Her practice is influenced by her own experience of immigration and in her work she explores the themes of national identity, displacement and belonging.

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Galina Hristova was born in Bulgaria, where she started her professional art education at the age of 13 and she is now based in London.  With diverse background practice oscillating between Painting and Drawing, Stage and Costume Design, and Fine Arts, she is currently focusing on Painting and Performance, and her concepts are informed by her travels, personal relations, and dynamic interaction with other forms of art such as music, dance, theatre, poetry.

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Sophia Wöhleke is a German artist who works with analogue photography in order to contemplate ideas of place and identity. Brought up in an international context between two cultures, speaking both German and French, she explores the duality of the strange and familiar, her works plays with the line between reality and fiction. After completing the highly competitive Magnum Photos internship program in 2018, she finished her postgraduate studies with distinction from the University of the Arts London in 2019. Also in 2019, she won the Made in Art x Metro Imaging Mentorship and the Mercers’ Arts Award.

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Private view
26th March 2020 7pm - 10pm POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

During the private view you will have the chance to speak with the artists directly, and there will be two talks, from Zula and Sophia about their photographic practice and its relationship with identity. Galina will be delivering a unique artistic performance.

7.15 Zula Opening/welcome
7.30 Sophia will discuss her project À la Recherche de Monsieur Tan
8.00 Galina will explore the concept of self and identity using performance
8.30 Zula will explain her documentary work about the Vietnamese diaspora in the Poland

 

Exhibition running
26th March 2020 - 2nd April 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


 

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Splintered Selves: Female Artists disrupting social and geographical boundaries

"We have curated our work around the themes of migration, nationality and belonging and examine the idea of the 'splintered self' and its implications. Through the medium of photography, painting and performance, this exhibition considers how the concept of identity is perceived and performed."

Zula is exhibiting her most recent project, Ba Lan which is about the Vietnamese Diaspora in Poland and explores the relationship between nationality and ethnicity. Zula draws on her experiences as a Polish immigrant in the UK in her collaborative work with the Vietnamese community in Warsaw and tries to understand how this community reconciles their identity in a country which believes that nationality is rooted in ethnic origin.
Galina’s painting and performance practice centres ‘the body’ and ‘the persona’ as a subject of her concepts exploring the transformation of one’s personality  – inner, reflected by the outer. Within the idea of Identity, she explores the intricate psychological manifestations, which influenced by collision between assimilation of spaces, cultures, social norms, and behavioural patterns, are defying the sense of belonging and the examination of the Self.
Sophia’s À la Recherche de Monsieur Tan is a photographic exploration of a quest for a man who once lived in Sophia’s neighbourhood in Marseille. Sophia’s search moves her from France and Italy to Cambodia and Thailand during which she examines the possibilities of life, as well as realities of migration.

 

Artist Bios:  

Zula Rabikowska is a Polish-British photographer based in London. Zula was born in Poland, grew up in the UK and has worked in France, China, South Africa, India, Palestine and the Caribbean. Her practice is influenced by her own experience of immigration and in her work she explores the themes of national identity, displacement and belonging.

Website
Instagram


Galina Hristova was born in Bulgaria, where she started her professional art education at the age of 13 and she is now based in London.  With diverse background practice oscillating between Painting and Drawing, Stage and Costume Design, and Fine Arts, she is currently focusing on Painting and Performance, and her concepts are informed by her travels, personal relations, and dynamic interaction with other forms of art such as music, dance, theatre, poetry.

Website


Sophia Wöhleke is a German artist who works with analogue photography in order to contemplate ideas of place and identity. Brought up in an international context between two cultures, speaking both German and French, she explores the duality of the strange and familiar, her works plays with the line between reality and fiction. After completing the highly competitive Magnum Photos internship program in 2018, she finished her postgraduate studies with distinction from the University of the Arts London in 2019. Also in 2019, she won the Made in Art x Metro Imaging Mentorship and the Mercers’ Arts Award.

Website
Instagram

 

Private view
26th March 2020 7pm - 10pm POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

During the private view you will have the chance to speak with the artists directly, and there will be two talks, from Zula and Sophia about their photographic practice and its relationship with identity. Galina will be delivering a unique artistic performance.

7.15 Zula Opening/welcome
7.30 Sophia will discuss her project À la Recherche de Monsieur Tan
8.00 Galina will explore the concept of self and identity using performance
8.30 Zula will explain her documentary work about the Vietnamese diaspora in the Poland

 

Exhibition running
26th March 2020 - 2nd April 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


 

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