Lumen | Level 3 BxNU Gallery
This major solo exhibition by Sutapa Biswas will span the artist’s extensive career. Biswas was a vital contributor to the Black Arts Movement in Britain and to the shifting understanding of post-war British art.
Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush
Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush is Ad Minoliti’s first solo show in the UK. Minoliti uses feminist and queer theory to generate alternative interpretations of painting, design, architecture, art history and visual language.
Exploring the principles of non-hierarchical play environments, equal play is a new commission by artist and educator Albert Potrony. The project explores themes of non-gendered and non-prescriptive play, and will take inspiration from Dutch architect, Aldo van Eyck, to specifically consider the role of men and childcare in relation to feminism.
Artist Susie Green spent two months in residence at Nida Art Colony, Lithuania in 2020, as part of the BALTIC | States residency programme organised by BALTIC. This lightbox commission is based on Green’s four-part watercolour painting on paper titled Goddess Mouth (2020), developed during her time at Nida.
Contacts is an intimate glimpse at lesbian community in San Francisco in the ‘90s through the archive of photographer Phyllis Christopher. Belonging to a politicised tradition of documentary photography, Christopher’s handprinted and tinted images reflect how the camera participated in the performance of queer identities and feminist politics in the club and in the streets.
Ima-Abasi Okon / Laleh Khorramian / Fernando García-Dory
BALTIC Artists’ Award is a biennial award established to recognise artists deserving of an international platform and offers a step-change moment in their career, each receiving an exhibition at BALTIC, £25,000 to realise new work and a £5,000 artist fee. For the 2021 award, Otobong Nkanga, nominated Ima-Abasi Okon, Mika Rottenberg nominated Laleh Khorramian and Hito Steyerl nominated Fernando García-Dory.
Mounira Al Solh’s paintings, works on paper, embroideries and films explore migration, memory, trauma and loss. Drawing from the artist’s personal conversations and encounters with those who have been affected by conflict in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East region, Al Solh’s works tell stories of displacement and uncertainty, often reflecting on the struggles of women in the Arab world.