Incubator 23 5 April – 25 June 2023 2 Chiltern Street London W1U 7PR
Following the triumphant Incubator 21 and 22 pop-up series, which featured a week-long lineup of solo exhibitions and highlighted the creations of twenty artists over the past year, Incubator 23 returns with a new series of artists.
Now located in a dedicated space in London, the platform offers opportunities for performers like poets, dancers, and musicians to exhibit their talents and collaborate with or juxtapose Incubator’s visual artists. Spearheaded by Angelica Jopling, Incubator cultivates a dynamic community for outstanding up-and-coming artists.
They plan to further elevate their work via striking solo and collective exhibitions in the coming year. Incubator’s event lineup demonstrates its dedication to intertwining various artistic mediums, celebrating the multifaceted nature of creative expression, and pushing the limits of what can be achieved in the art world.
All artists featured in ‘Incubator 23‘ are London-based, and this will be each of their first solo shows. ‘Incubator 23’ will feature work by:
Emily Wilcock (b. 2001, Brisbane, Australia) 5 – 16 April Emily Wilcock is an British Australian artist in her final year at Camberwell College of Arts studying Fine Art. Through expressive, gestural drawings and painterly abstraction, Wilcock explores the complexities of her cultural identity and the search for connection between the two geographies.
Kesewa Aboah (b. 1994, London, England) 19 – 30 April Kesewa Aboah is a Ghanaian British artist based in London. She completed a BA in fine arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2017 and has since taken part in artist residency programs in Mexico City, Iceland and Kenya. Aboah’s practice has a heavy focus on process; modernising traditional techniques of embroidery and body imprinting to create a bold, colourful and sometimes haunting version of the 20th century tapestry. Her unconventional use of thread and paper relinquishes her control of the way in which the bodies take form. Allowing each work a personal narrative in both physicality and concept. Hours of untamed precision distorts her figures, realigns their limbs, rebirths their body, leaving a fragmented tribute to what once was.
Graham Silvera Martin (b. 1983, Ayr, Scotland) 3 – 14 May Graham is a Scottish London-based artist. He graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting in 2021 following studies at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Edinburgh University, and Edinburgh College of Art. Through a multidisciplinary practice, Graham explores themes of desire, connection, memory and loss. Recent work is informed by Fiona Anderson’s writing on cruising as method – a furtive approach to research and making that embraces fascination or obsession with a subject, whilst resisting predetermined outcomes.
Atticus Wakefield (b. 1998, New York City, USA) 17 – 28 May Atticus Wakefield lives and works in New York. He received his BA in 2020 from UCLA, with a focus in painting and art history. Through the layering oil paint on canvas, Wakefield creates transhistorical paintings that are both figural and figurative, embodying the pulsing rhythm of human nature.
Jungwon Jay Hur (b. 1996, Seoul, South Korea) 31 May – 11 June Jungwon Jay Hur is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in London, UK. She received her BA Fine Art: Painting from Wimbledon College of Art in 2019 and recently finished her MFA Fine Art: Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2022. She works across painting, printmaking, films and ceramics. Sense of vulnerability (and inevitable pain), honesty, intimacy and the beauty of triviality (or modesty) are values in the work of art which she believes in and tries to convey and question through her practice. Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Voices, Plataforma Gallery, Barcelona (2022), Why Don’t You Dance?, ASC Gallery (2022), and Hearth, Lokal Gallery, Helsinki (2021).
Marco Bizzarri (b. 1988, Santiago, Chile) 14 – 25 June Marco Bizzarri is a Chilean – Italian artist based in West Sussex, England. He graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a BA in Fine Arts (2014). In 2017, Bizzarri co-founded Centro ARC, an art residency at the Humboldt Archipelago in the Atacama Desert of Chile. In 2020, he moved to London with his family after gaining a place at the Solo Residency at Unit 1 Gallery, and studied Painting at Turps Art School the following year.
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