Upcoming Exhibition

of intimacy and quietude

Remi Ajani

Hangama Amiri

Alessio Bolzoni

Helena Foster

Asta Gröting

Mike Silva

23 Feb – 6 Apr 2024

of intimacy and quietude

A group exhibition including Remi Ajani, Hangama Amiri, Alessio Bolzoni, Helena Foster, Asta Gröting and Mike Silva

Co-curated by Sid Motion Gallery and Lincoln Dexter

Opening reception: Thursday 22 February 2024, 6-8pm

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Artist Biographies

Remi Ajani (b. 1984, London) graduated with a distinction from the Slade School of Fine Art, in July 2022 where she was awarded the Almacantar Studio award for her degree show. Ajani’s first solo exhibition, 'it's not what you look at...it's what you see', opened at Sid Motion Gallery in September 2023. Her recent exhibitions include: 'Image Impressions', FF Projects, Lagos, Nigeria, 2023; 'Abstract Colour', Marlborough Gallery, London, 2023; 'Greatest Source of My Longing', Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2022; 'Same Same', Sid Motion Gallery, London, 2022; 'Why Don’t You Dance?', ASC Gallery, London, 2022 and '(What now?)', PM/AM, London, 2022. She completed a residency at The Villa Lena Foundation, Tuscany, Italy in 2023.

Hangama Amiri (b. 1989, Peshawar, Afghanistan) graduated from MFA Painting and Printmaking from Yale University in 2020. She received her BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a Canadian Fulbright and Post-Graduate Fellow at Yale University School of Art and Sciences, 2015-2016. Her recent exhibitions include: ‘Quiet Resistance’, Moenchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany, 2023; ‘Rumi’, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, 2023; ‘A Homage to Home’, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA, 2023; ‘Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present’, Sharjah, UAE, 2023; ‘Reminiscences’, Union Pacific, London, 2022; ‘Henna Night/ Shabe Kheena’, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, USA, 2022; ‘Mirrors and Faces’, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2021; ‘Wandering Amidst the Colors’, Albertz Benda, New York, USA, 2021; ‘Spectators of a New Dawn’, Towards Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2021 and ‘Bazaar: A Recollection of Home’, T293 Gallery, Italy, 2020.

Alessio Bolzoni (b. 1979, Italy) lives and works in London. His selected exhibitions include: ‘Accumulo’, Cibrian, Spain, 2023; ‘I Speak A Language That Is Not Mine’, 14point1 Gallery, Paris, France, 2022;’ ‘HAA London, 2021; ‘Action Reaction’, Billboard Project, Milano, 2020. Bolzoni has produced five publications that coincide with his practice: ‘Abuse’, 2017; ‘Abuse II – The Uncanny’, 2019; ’Action Reaction, 2020; ‘I Speak A Language That Is Not Mine’, 2022 and ‘Accumulo’, 2023.

Asta Gröting (b.1961, Herford, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Her selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Das Wesen von “x”’, Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany, 2023; ‘Fortune’, with Ming Wong, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany, 2023; ‘PARKEN’, The n.b.k. Video-Forum, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany, 2021; ‘Angespannte Zustände’, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany, 2021; ‘Where do you see yourself in 20 years’, Centre Pasquart Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, curated by Felicity Lunn; ‘Not feeling too cheerful’, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany, 2019; ‘Sensor. Zeitraum für junge Positionen’, Arbeiten aus der Sammlung der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg und der Sammlung Grässlin, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologien, Karlsruhe, German, 2012; ‘Asta Gröting Sculpture: 1987- 2008’, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, 2009; ‘The Inner Voice/ it seems too loud to come from so far’, Freud Museum, London, UK, 2003.

Helena Foster (b.1988, Benin City, Nigeria) lives and works between London and Bath. Having graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2010, Foster was awarded the Thamesmead Texas residency in 2020 and the Terre Sans Frontièr|And’Art residency, Morocco, in 2010. Foster’s recent exhibitions include: 'Image Impressions', FF Projects, Lagos, Nigeria, 2023; ‘To See Beyond Seeing’, Simon Lee, London, 2023; ‘Foresight’, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, USA, 2023; ‘In One Breath’, French Riviera, London, 2022; FF Projects, London, 2022; Brick Lane, London, 2022; ‘Elbow Room: Helena Foster, Jill Tate & Victor Seaward’, The Sunday Painter, London, 2022; Septieme Gallery, Paris, France, 2021; ‘Flesh & Spirit’, Bow Arts, London, 2020; ‘Achịcha’, Studio 1.1, London, 2019; ‘Money, Love, Jealousy’, Lagos, Nigeria, 2019; ‘Space In Between’, Seesaw Studio, London, 2018; ‘Black’, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2018 and ‘Youth Art Interchange II: A sense of perspective’, Tate Britain, London, 2009.

Mike Silva (b. 1970, Sandviken, Sweden) lives and works in London. His selected solo exhibitions include: ‘New Paintings’, The Approach, London, 2023; ‘Portraits and Interiors’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA, 2022; ‘London Portraits, Interiors and Still Lives, The Approach, London, 2020; ’New Paintings’, The Approach, London, 2019; ‘Everything Looks Better in the Sun’, Farbvision, Berlin, Germany, 2018 and ‘Place to Be’, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017. Silva’s selected group exhibitions include: ‘Dream and Refuge – Works from Jerwood Collection’, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 2023; ‘The Painted Room’, GRIMM, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2023; ‘Friends & Lovers’, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA, 2023; ‘Tales of Manhattan’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA, 2021; ‘Reconfigured’, Timothy Taylor, New York, USA, 2021 and ‘11’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA, 2021. He has a forthcoming solo exhibition at De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea, UK, and will be exhibited in ‘The Shape of Things: Still Life in Britain’, Pallant House, Chichester, UK, 2024.