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Saturday 25 May, 11:00am

ARTIST TALK

Saturday 25 May, 11:00am 

Curator Louis Chapple in conversation with Kofi Perry & Naira Mushtaq

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HEADSHOT is a group exhibition of emerging artists based in the UK exploring contemporary approaches to portraiture. Rejecting the genre’s traditional uses for conveying status, wealth and power, the exhibition will break open these confines, using it instead as a means for navigating intimacy, solitude and familial relationships. 
 
The group of artists, although all based in the UK, span a breadth of cultural backgrounds with heritage from Nigeria, Sweden, Poland, US, Iran, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan, offering the exhibition unique perspectives on how we navigate and understand the complexities of the human condition.
 
Artists featured in the exhibition: Cherry Aribisala, Kaja Stumpf, Karolina Dworska, Kat Giordano, Kofi Perry, Momin Choi, Naira Mushtaq, Pei Yi Tsai

Naira Mushtaq is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from Pakistan based in London. Ms. Mushtaq received her MFA from Central Saint Martins with distinction as a recipient of the International Vice-Chancellor Scholarship. Working primarily in painting, she engages in the stories, memories, spaces, and objects that relate to family histories and the histories of the immigrant settlers. Her recent projects include a solo presentation, "The Order of Things' Art MaMA. Art on Postcard-Soho Revue, Through the Glass Darkly- Niru Ratnam, Whose Curry is it anyway- Feminist Library. Ms. Mushtaq has received Muse Residency Award 2021-2022, the Bridgeman artist award, 2019 Carpenter's Wharf Studio residency award for 2019, London, INKSTER PRINT residency 2019 and SANAT artist residency award, 2014, Pakistan. Co-published a paper titled "The Sky Drew Some New Lines", read at Urban Heritage Activism Conference at TU Berlin, and published in the book" Things don't exist until you give them a name" Berlin. Ms. Mushtaq is currently a senior lecturer at Camberwell college of Art.
 
Kofi Perry (b.1998, Sidon) is an American-Iranian contemporary painter. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA, and completed his BFA Hons at City and Guilds of London Art School, London, UK (2022). His debut institutional solo exhibition “Remnants From the Distant Future” opened in 2024 at the Lightbox Gallery in Woking, UK. Recent selected group exhibitions include DADA Gallery, Cromwell Place, London (2024); Haricot Gallery, London (2024); and Ingram Prize, Cromwell Place, London (2023). He is the recipient of the Charles Toppan Prize (2020), the Baton Fine Art Prize (2022), and the Ingram Prize (2023).
 
 
 
 
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