Archive

Discover past residencies and events that ran across both the Guest Projects physical residency programme and more recently Guest Projects Digital.

Artist in Focus 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane 23
Aug

Artist in Focus 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Aug 23, 2021

Akwasi Bediako Afrane (b. 1990) is a Ghanaian artist living and working in Kumasi, Ghana. His works explore the idea of augmentation and extensions between technological gadgets and humans. He works with discarded electronic gadgets which he refers to as “amputees”. He refashions and repurposes these amputees into machines and micro-organisms he describes as “TRONS”, that become potential platforms and media for reflection, engagement and interactions around the globe through varied available physical and virtual platforms. So, these TRONS are created physically, and also converted into digital models, allowing for experimentations in V.R, A.R, Video, animation, and Gaming technologies.

A Fabricator's Tale 1
Feb

A Fabricator's Tale

Feb 1, 2021

A Fabricator’s Tale is a digital exhibition that brings together 10 artists who are the fabricators behind the intricately painted classical figures and sewn quilts of Yinka Shonibare CBE. While the artists presented here exhibit varied and strikingly disparate practices, through their shared experience as fabricators at Guest Projects their work collides and intertwines to form a brief moment of unity. While the aim of this exhibition is to showcase the individual practices of each fabricator, it is underpinned by a collective sense of what it means to work toward a common goal, to unite breadth of skill and in many ways to relinquish artistic autonomy. We hope that this group presentation will foreground the range of expertise and heterogeneous practices of each artist as well as unearth unexpected connections between their work.

Guest Projects Digital Film Festival 26
Jan

Guest Projects Digital Film Festival

Jan 26, 2021

Guest Projects Digital is thrilled to present its first Digital Film Festival running from 26th - 28th January 2021.

The featured shorts have been curated based on their propensity to address issues surrounding migration, mobility and crisis with artist film works revisited and considered in relation to the crises of today. As the world grapples with an ecological disaster, economic degradation, disease, contagion, corruption and poverty we explore how the prevalence of these issues in everyday life continues to evolve.

Graveyard of Ideas 7
Sep

Graveyard of Ideas

Sep 7, 2020

‘Graveyard of Ideas’ is a virtual space dedicated to the harnessing of failures. It is a project that explores which kind of possibilities would be unlocked if the failure was not considered as a barrier but actually, as a window into values that we’d prefer to live by.

_inventory Platform: Where I'm Coming From 3
Aug

_inventory Platform: Where I'm Coming From

Aug 3, 2020

Where I’m Coming From was a month-long digital residency dedicated to four languages that are present and spoken by a significant portion of the migrant community actively working and contributing to the British economy and yet highly invisible: Filipino, Taiwanese, Yoruba and Berber languages.

London Alternative Photography Collective: The Sustainable Darkroom 6
Jul

London Alternative Photography Collective: The Sustainable Darkroom

Jul 6, 2020

The Sustainable Darkroom is an artist-run research, training and mutual learning programme, to equip cultural practitioners with new skills and knowledge to develop an environmentally friendly photographic darkroom practice.

Taking its form in publications, residencies, workshops, talks, symposiums and training sessions. The group intends to lead a movement in challenging the environmental impact and sustainability of darkroom practices.

TANGLE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS VOLPONE 22
Feb

TANGLE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS VOLPONE

Feb 22, 2020

Tangle is an award-winning touring theatre company championing African Caribbean artistic excellence. They will be returning to Guest Projects for the rehearsal of their next full touring production Volpone, the classic renaissance era plays of cunning and greed by Ben Jonson: 

THE POWER OF SOUND 13
Nov

THE POWER OF SOUND

Nov 13, 2019

For one month, Stephanie Gervais, Olivia Hernaïz, Berber Meindertsma, Máté Pacsika and Iris van der Wal will transform Guest Projects into a music and sound studio. Each artist will initiate a project that has been part of their prior research while expanding and elaborating on these projects collaboratively. The artists intend to use the residency as a starting point for a longer collaboration that will unfold over time.

TANGLE | AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN THEATRE 2
Sep

TANGLE | AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN THEATRE

Sep 2, 2019

Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages. Our work integrates, asserts and celebrates their brilliant contribution to UK theatre, particularly in rural areas where there is little inter-cultural interface.

MWINDO - AN AFRICAN BALLET 2
Aug

MWINDO - AN AFRICAN BALLET

Aug 2, 2019

The NOK Orchestra is a Nigerian performing group formed in 2015 by the Nigerian-Irish British born composer and multi-instrumentalist, Tunde Jegede. It is the first contemporary classical orchestra who uniquely create and develop work that bridges Western and African Classical music traditions. 

MAKING SPACE 2
Jul

MAKING SPACE

Jul 2, 2019

Soft Fiction Projects is an artist run initiative founded in 2018 by artists Alessia Cargnelli and Emily McFarland - based between Belfast and Glasgow. SFP’s research focuses on current and historical narratives of radical cultural, social and economic resistance and examines the potential of these actions to be reconsidered within a contemporary context. 

PLOSIVES 24
May

PLOSIVES

May 24, 2019

AltMFA embark on their annual Guest Projects residency, turning the room into a working studio and project space for a week. With a processual approach, the group will create multiple ways in which notions of time impact on the construction and deconstruction of objects, languages and embodied relations around the title of the show 'Plosives'.

 

TSE TSE FLY MIDDLE EAST 5
Mar

TSE TSE FLY MIDDLE EAST

Mar 5, 2019

Formed in the UAE in 2015, Tse Tse Fly Middle East started life as a monthly experimental arts club night.  Now based in London, Tse Tse Fly Middle East is a registered non-profit organisation with a remit of drawing attention to human rights and freedom of speech issues via live events and interventions.

MANIFESTING THE UNSEEN 20
Nov

MANIFESTING THE UNSEEN

Nov 20, 2018

Manifesting the Unseen seeks to remove barriers and reveal hidden truths through creating a discursive space to subvert the ‘Orientalist gaze’ and experience the unique artistic language of Islamic art and its modern cultural expression. Bringing together an international group of emerging Muslim women artists the exhibition invites the viewer to see the unseen, challenging their perceptions of Islam and Muslim women.

MINT WORKS: GHOST 15
Oct

MINT WORKS: GHOST

Oct 15, 2018

Mint Works is hosting a month program of events and exhibitions that investigate different perspectives to re-evaluate the positions of Guest and Host, and challenge our common perceptions of them, exploring how we offer ourselves or receive the other, from the intimate to the public realm.
 

TANGLE 3
Sep

TANGLE

Sep 3, 2018

Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages. Our work integrates, asserts and celebrates their brilliant contribution to UK theatre, particularly in rural areas where there is little inter-cultural interface.
 

SYLLABUS III: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS 28
Aug

SYLLABUS III: CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS

Aug 28, 2018

Can We Still Be Friends responds to the polyphony, the push and pull, the joy and tension of solo and collaborative practices as they rub up against one another.

HUSH HUSH: CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF 18
Aug

HUSH HUSH: CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF

Aug 18, 2018

Concrete Assembly is an artist-led collective composed of Pietro Bardini, Cosima Cobley Carr and Maisie Linford built on a desire for collaboration, bringing together diverse artists that might not ordinarily be shown together.

LA WAYAKA CURRENT 16
Jul

LA WAYAKA CURRENT

Jul 16, 2018

Encounters with Remote Environments & Cultures.

La Wayaka Currrent was founded in 2015 and has since grown to provide an essential link for artists to remote nature and cultures. Our work manifests in arts & cultural projects, residence and research projects at multiple locations, collaborations, interdisciplinary works and international exhibitions.

ULTIMATE FANTASIES 1
Jun

ULTIMATE FANTASIES

Jun 1, 2018

Ultimate Fantasies is a project exploring the force of desire by Jennifer Boyd and Ruta Dumciute, and collaborators Leyla Pillai, Eunjung Kim, Madeleine Stack and P0$$€.

REFORMATION 3
May

REFORMATION

May 3, 2018

Reformation presents the work of Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Michael Forbes and Barbara Walker who unearth hidden histories. Their work proposes alternative narratives that expose and undermine cultural assumptions. In an exhibition that includes sculpture, installation and large scale drawing, Reformation explores racial, sexual and personal identities within historic economic and cultural currents that still shape our world today.

I AM NOT A VILLAGE 2
Apr

I AM NOT A VILLAGE

Apr 2, 2018

A month of dance, film, participation, workshops, performances, interventions, creative conversations, screenings and happenings leading to the creation of a participatory live dance film. Local Artists and community activists and anyone else who wants to be involved making a musical for Hackney, as soul restoration and last ditch lateral response to the intense gentrification of the area that lost us our local café, the west Indian fish and veg shop and finally our own homes and work spaces; inverse-propaganda against consistent denigration of the vitality and value of multi-social-culturalism and community.

LADYBEARD PRESENTS: HYSTERIA 22
Mar

LADYBEARD PRESENTS: HYSTERIA

Mar 22, 2018

Inspired by a now obsolete psychological term, Ladybeard presents Hysteria will interrogate archaic notions of 'women causing trouble'. The programme includes Dirty Looks: an evening exploring the portrayal of sex on film, including work by filmmakers reclaiming porn through a feminist lens; Technical Issues: a night celebrating women making waves in the digital art world; alongside collaborative life-drawing sessions and Spiral; a group show of female artists shedding new light on so-called ‘female disorders’ like anxiety.

HOW DO I LOOK? 6
Feb

HOW DO I LOOK?

Feb 6, 2018

The collective GRACE, took over Guest Projects from the 6th February, 2018 with a month of workshops, lectures and live art exploring perceptions of the ageing woman.

CREATING A NEW DISCOURSE 19
Dec

CREATING A NEW DISCOURSE

Dec 19, 2017

A diverse group of professional artists will be hosting a variety of exciting and thought-provoking events during this residency period at the Guest Projects Space.  The artists, all are registered blind and have distinctly different art practices will create and finish new bodies of work. These works will be exhibited in conjunction with a programme of workshops and talks that will critically explore the issues blind and visually impaired artists currently face.

WEISSLICH VOL. 10 21
Oct

WEISSLICH VOL. 10

Oct 21, 2017

Weisslich partners with guest curator Teoma Naccarato to feature an evening of two back-to-back concerts of experimental dance and choreography, sculpture performance, and new work for flute and trombone. Featured artists include: Teoma Naccarato, Richard Craig, Emilie Gallier, Jon Roskilly, John MacCallum, Lotte Van Gelder, and Mark Reiner.
 

TANGLE 11
Sep

TANGLE

Sep 11, 2017

Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages. Our work integrates, asserts and celebrates their brilliant contribution to UK theatre, particularly in rural areas where there is little inter-cultural interface.
 

LOST SENSES 7
Aug

LOST SENSES

Aug 7, 2017

LOST SENSES is a living space for encounters, open every day to everyone. Revisiting the exhibition as format and exploring the gallery space as a fluid cultural site, artists and practitioners will work in close relation with people reorganising the self’s relation to perception. The purpose is to create new collective experiences and ways to actively participate in everyday life. The notion of direct material experience in modernity has fallen into a semantic crisis, which does not leave enough space for live moments of embodiment.

SYLLABUS II 29
May

SYLLABUS II

May 29, 2017

Syllabus II - The Opposite of Now

LABORATORY OF DARK MATTERS 1
Apr

LABORATORY OF DARK MATTERS

Apr 1, 2017

Laboratory of Dark Matters is a response by artists to scientific investigations into the unknown nature of the universe. Through a programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks and discussions it invites everyone driven by curiosity to explore fundamental questions about matter and consciousness. 
 

TOUCH SENSITIVE 20
Mar

TOUCH SENSITIVE

Mar 20, 2017

Touch Sensitive is a series of individual art events, exploring representations of “female” bodies by dismantling the body as a category or “whole” and creating open channels for discourse. The body can be imagined as a database, a store accessible in various ways. Each iteration in the series is an entry into this vast, every increasing database through the concept of touch.
 

MAS PRODUCTIONS: THE SECULAR ECSTATIC ART RESIDENCY 1
Mar

MAS PRODUCTIONS: THE SECULAR ECSTATIC ART RESIDENCY

Mar 1, 2017

90% of what you ‘see’ is an internal mental simulation of the external world, informed occasionally by sampling data from your senses. What we conceive of as reality is mental fabrication.
 

Past Events

Kwasiada Frankaa 360 Video and VR Experience by Akwasi Bediako Afrane 3
Sep

Kwasiada Frankaa 360 Video and VR Experience by Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Sep 3, 2021

Kwasiada Frankaa is a video work by Akwasi Bediako Afrane that invites viewers to experience his digitised kinetic sculptures or TRONS in an immersive environment.

It will be available to explore for a limited time on the Guest Projects website in both 360 video and VR formats. In order to interact with VR version of the piece, you will need a VR headset such as Google Cardboard. The 360 video can be accessed without the need for any additional hardware.

Guest Projects Digital Film Festival 26
Jan

Guest Projects Digital Film Festival

Jan 26, 2021

Guest Projects Digital is thrilled to present its first Digital Film Festival running from 26th - 28th January 2021.

The featured shorts have been curated based on their propensity to address issues surrounding migration, mobility and crisis with artist film works revisited and considered in relation to the crises of today. As the world grapples with an ecological disaster, economic degradation, disease, contagion, corruption and poverty we explore how the prevalence of these issues in everyday life continues to evolve.

ART & MY CAREER - GAME SESSION 6
Dec

ART & MY CAREER - GAME SESSION

Dec 6, 2019

Art & My Career - Game session

Addressing the issue of under-representation of women in the art world, the board game Art & My Career feature different careers of women in the western art world. From artist to museum curator, how do women manage to find a place in this world?

AN ALTERNATIVE MAP OF THE UNIVERSE 28
Oct

AN ALTERNATIVE MAP OF THE UNIVERSE

Oct 28, 2019

Departing from Niccolò Moronato's body of work Firmament, which looks at stars and constellations from the alternative perspective of a planet 40 light years away from us, An Alternative Map of the Universe is a collaborative effort to bring together artists who use mapping as a way of responding to current realities or imagining new ones for the future. Together, this group of artists will attempt to find a way to communicate in spite of and in response to the disparate systems that govern our existence today. Through the staging of works, performances and screenings, our aim for this programme is to encourage individuals to consider questions such as: What is space? Is space even real? Who is space for? Who holds power in space? What constellation do we find ourselves in? 

EARWAX - BEYOND THE BODY 26
Oct

EARWAX - BEYOND THE BODY

Oct 26, 2019

Earwax is delighted to invite you to our first audiovisual exhibition:

‘Beyond the Body’

Guest Projects, Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Road, E8 4QL

Saturday 26th October

13:00 – 22:00
 

NOURISHMENT SUPPER CLUB 6
Apr

NOURISHMENT SUPPER CLUB

Apr 6, 2019

Nourishment is a charity supper club and exhibition platform in aid of Prasanth Children’s Home, organised and curated by Anousha Payne and Sasha Szczeka.

THE LAUNDRY ARTS PRESENTS 'CONTATTO' A PERFORMATIVE DINING EXPERIENCE AT GUEST PROJECTS 12
Jul

THE LAUNDRY ARTS PRESENTS 'CONTATTO' A PERFORMATIVE DINING EXPERIENCE AT GUEST PROJECTS

Jul 12, 2018

The Laundry Arts are excited to invite you to an intimate evening and Supper Club at Guest Projects. Artist and Designer Giulia Soldati contributor on our current and third project 'Nom' - co-curated by Sabrina Hasan and Loren Elhili, will be performing 'Contatto' - a Food performance and sitting designed to expand the ritual of eating into a wholly visceral practise.

ARE WE WHO WE ARE? 9
Jul

ARE WE WHO WE ARE?

Jul 9, 2018

Wysing Art Centre’s first Artist at Risk (AR) Residency artist Tito Valery will be in conversation with artist Harold Offeh at Guest Projects on Monday 9 July.

ALTMFA - THIS MIGHT BE THE FUTURE 8
Mar

ALTMFA - THIS MIGHT BE THE FUTURE

Mar 8, 2018

Join AltMFA for a celebration and sharing of their past year of looking at The Future. Featuring printed and live incarnations of what they have learned so far / creative responses to their guest speakers - expect exhibited works, performance, participation, food, drink and partying.

ART LANGUAGE LOCATION & BROKEN GREY WIRES 14
Dec

ART LANGUAGE LOCATION & BROKEN GREY WIRES

Dec 14, 2017

Broken Grey Wires and Art Language Location will join forces this December at Guest Projects in London for a special fundraiser. It is Art Language Location’s five-year anniversary, and what better way to celebrate, than with great friends! 

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