6 Nov 2020 – 25 Jan 2021
It is with great pleasure that Sid Motion Gallery presents ‘Gleaners’, a two-person exhibition by Olivia Bax and Hannah Hughes.
The above conversation is a recorded email exchange between Olivia Bax and Hannah Hughes that took place between April and November 2020, in preparation for the exhibition.
Olivia Bax (b. 1988, Singapore) lives and works in London. She studied BA Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London (2007-2010) and MFA Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art, London (2014-2016). Recent solo exhibitions include: Off Grid, Standpoint Gallery, London (2020); Chute, Ribot Gallery, Milan 2019/20); Roost, Lily Brooke Gallery, London (2018) and at large, VO Curations, 93 Baker Street, London (2018). Recent group exhibitions include: Adieu to Old England, The Kids are Alright, Choi & Lager, Cologne (2019/20); PUNCH: Olivia Bax & Dominic Beattie, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, UK (2019); Harder Edge, Saatchi Gallery, London (2019); Olivia Bax | Milly Peck | Rafal Zajko, Three Works, Scarborough (2018) and A Motley Crew, Larsen Warner Gallery, Stockholm (2017). Recent residencies include: Artist in residence, Lockbund Sculpture Foundry, Oxfordshire, UK (2018); Artist in residence at Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, Hong Kong (2016/17); British Council INSPIRE exchange, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2015) and Presidents Fellow, Vermont Studio Centre, USA (2013). Prizes include: The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award (2019/20); Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize (2016), Additional Award, Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix (2017) and Public Choice Winner, UK/Raine, Saatchi Gallery, London (2015).
Hannah Hughes (b. 1975) is an artist working with collage, sculpture, constructed photography and moving image. She graduated from the University of Brighton in 1997 and has since exhibited in the UK and internationally. Group exhibitions include: ‘Shapely’, (two person show) CSA Space,Vancouver, BC, (2011); ‘InThe Future We Will All Be Modern’, Arcadia Missa, London (2014); ‘A5’, LUBOMIROV EASTON/ Platform Projects at Art Athina, Athens (2014 & 2015); ‘Where One Form Began Another Ended’, (two person show) The Bakery Gallery, Vancouver, BC, (2016); The Pie Factory, Margate, (2017); ‘These Fingers Read Sideways’, Fettes College, Edinburgh, (2018); ‘Concealer’, Peckham 24 Festival, curated byTom Lovelace, Copeland Gallery, London, (2018); ‘The Momentum’, curated by Saturation Point, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, (2018); ‘A Romance of Many Dimensions’, Sid Motion Gallery, London, (2018); Photo London, (Sid Motion Gallery, 2019); ‘The Office of Revised Futures’, Format Festival, Derby, (2019); ‘New Formations’, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, (2020); Art Rotterdam, NL, (Galerie Wouter Van Leeuwen, 2020); ‘The State of Things’, curated by Rodrigo Orrantia, Landskrona Festival, Sweden, publication and exhibition 2020/2022; and ‘Super Flatland’, White Conduit Projects, London, 2020. Her work is included in an experimental publication by Rodrigo Orrantia, ‘Material Immaterial’, which has included performances at Cosmos, Arles and Offprint, Paris. Her work has been published in the FT Weekend Magazine, AnOther.com, Art Licks Magazine, the RPS Journal,Trebuchet, and the British Journal of Photography among others.
On the 9th January 2021, Olivia Bax and Hannah Hughes spoke about their exhibition with Muriel Zagha.