From WIL Team:
The exhibition is curated by Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton of Light Collective and displayed at boutique gallery, SoShiro in London, with the support of formalighting.
Tamar Frank Born in 1974 in Amsterdam Netherlands, Tamar graduated in Fine Arts/ Monumental Design in 1997 at the Fine Arts Academy in Maastricht. Using light as a medium already started during her studies and she presented her first light installations at her graduation show. With focus on public space and light, Tamar established a name in the light art. Her biggest commission to date is for two towers of a residential building West Pender Place in Vancouver which was completed in 2011. In 2019 she released a book ‘Lightspace 20 years Tamar Frank’, a retrospective of all her work from 1997 to 2017.
Karolina Halatek is a Polish artist who uses light as the central medium in her work to create experiential site-specific work. Seeing her work primarily as a catalyst for experience, Halatek’s installations have remarkable immersive characteristics which are often the result of collaborations with quantum physicists, founders of the superstring theory (Leonard Susskind, Roger Penrose, Carlo Rovelli) and precision mechanical engineers.
Kate McMillan is an artist based in London. She works across media including film, sound, installation, sculpture, and performance. Her work addresses a number of key ideas including the role of art in attending to impacts of the Anthropocene, lost and systemically forgotten histories of women, and the residue of colonial violence in the present. In addition to her practice, Kate also addresses these issues in her activist and written work. She is the author of the annual report ‘Representation of Female Artists in Britain’ commissioned by the Freelands Foundation. Kate is currently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Practice at King’s College, London.
Jacqueline Hen is an Artist and Spatial Designer working on large-scale performative installations and environments.Her works investigate the perception of body and space in the intersection of physical and digital habitats. She was awarded with the International Light Art Award 2019 for her work Light High. She was appointed “Meisterschülerin” at the University of the Arts Berlin in 2019.
Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally. Her work explores human connections, metaphysics and the expansiveness of the universe. Lauren’s signature neon works portray the power of energy through her poetic typographic and celestial chakra artworks. Passionate about environmental issues and sustainability, Lauren uses light to express the ‘secrets of the universe’ and aims to raise the vibration of love and connection within the world.
Chila Singh Burman is celebrated for her radical feminist practice which examines representation, gender and cultural identity. She works across a wide range of mediums including printmaking, drawing, painting, installation and film. Born in Bootle, to Punjabi-Hindu parents, she attended Southport College of Art, Leeds Polytechnic and the Slade School of Fine Art. A key figure in the British Black Arts movement in the 1980s, Burman has since remained rooted in her understanding of the diverse nature of culture. Continually seeking to break stereotypes and emancipate the image of women, she often uses self-portraiture as a tool of empowerment and self-determination.
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The WIL Team