Past Digital Residencies

Discover past residencies from the Guest Projects Digital programme. Conceived in response to the global Covid crisis of 2020 Guest Projects Digital is a means of continuing to support multidisciplinary artists by providing access to digital and online resources regardless of physical and cultural barriers to collaboration and experimentation.

Artist in Focus 2021: Denyse Gawu-Mensah

Denyse Gawu-Mensah, is a female artist currently living and working in Ghana. A natural-born adventurer, she spends a lot of her time exploring and immersing herself in new experiences. When she isn’t out exploring, the artist’s wild imagination serves as the springboard for her creations. She believes curiosity and wonder is what fuels her wild imagination.

Gawu-Mensah is a member of the “Asafo Black” art collective. Together they have participated internationally in exhibitions like the Stellenbosch Triennale in South Africa and have held their own local exhibitions in Ghana. She has also exhibited in events hosted by institutions such as the 2020 Ake Arts and Book festival hosted in Nigeria.

Artist in Focus 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

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

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

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

‘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.

London Alternative Photography Collective: The Sustainable Darkroom

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.

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