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Oct 29, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Artist Michael Armitage talks with Gasworks' exhibiting artist Kudzanai-Violet Hwami about their formal and conceptual painting practices.

Artist Biographies
Michael Armitage is a Kenyan born artist living between Nairobi and London. The artist’s predominant concerns are the social and political issues facing our contemporary global society. Recent solo exhibitions include Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2019); South London Gallery, London; Turner Contemporary, Margate; White Cube, Hong Kong (all 2017); and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco (2016). In 2019, Armitage's work was featured in the 58th Venice Biennale. He is currently working towards a solo exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami is a London-based artist born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. She is represented by Tyburn Gallery. Recent exhibitions include: The Zimbabwe Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2019; Les Ateliers de Rennes–Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Rennes; Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town; Triangle France, Marseille; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Espace Art Absolument, Paris; Fondation Clément, Martinique (all 2018); National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Tyburn Gallery, London (all 2017). In 2016, the same year she graduated from college, Hwami was awarded the Clyde & Co Award and the Young Achiever of the Year Award at the Zimbabwean International Women’s Awards, as well as featured in Bloomberg New Contemporaries.
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Jan 23 - Mar 22, 2020
Gasworks presents C I T H R A, the first solo exhibition in London by Lauren Gault, a Glasgow-based artist born in Belfast. Through her experimentation with unorthodox materials, techniques and manufacturing processes, Gault's work explores the transitions between different states of matter and non-human time scales, while also addressing the ethical and political implications of our everyday interactions with the environment.
In her sculptures, materials as diverse as polished horn, blown glass, pumped air, light, water or agricultural milk powder are transformed by processes involving pressure, tension and release. Her work evokes intangible encounters between radically different materialities and opens up a space for objects to communicate and resonate with one another.
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Apr 9 - Jun 14, 2020
Private view Wed Apr 8 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Eduardo Navarro's work moves away from representation, creating instead sensorial experiences with the potential to induce a radical transformation of the self and others. His exhibition at Gasworks will transform the gallery into a living, breathing organism that inhales air from the street and pumps it back into public space. Acting as a large-scale prosthetic device, the installation invites viewers to synchronise their breath, metabolism and biorhythms with the architecture itself and other members of the audience. With a simple gesture, Navarro’s exhibition offers the possibility of entering a telepathic community, a shared space-time of experience.

Click to enlargeGALA PORRAS-KIM
Jul 2 - Sep 13, 2020
Private view Wed Jul 1 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gala Porras-Kim's work traces the global circulation of ancient precolonial artefacts extracted from their original sites and stored in museums and private collections, exploring how the definitions and possibilities of these objects change in response to each context. Departing from official replicas of the monoliths recently found inside the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, her exhibition at Gasworks unravels the many worlds colliding in these powerful stones, from international copyright laws to cosmologies, stars and forces greater than us.

Oct 1 - Dec 20, 2020
Private view Wed Sep 30 8.30pm - 8.30pm
Acclaimed for their science-fiction political thrillers set against a backdrop of racialised police brutality and mass surveillance, their films combine camcorder footage and pro-shot video, digital animation and drone imaging. Multiple sources and formats are weaved together into a kaleidoscopic experience that subverts traditional forms of storytelling through the excavation of subterranean histories and the engagement with indigenous worldviews, queer energies and minoritarian politics.


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