RI Talk #3: Robert Leckie – Gasworks London

Robert Leckie Talk - 22 November 2017

22 November 2017 6pm
South Street Arts
The studio bar will be open from 5pm.

Established in 1994, Gasworks is a non-profit contemporary arts organisation working at the intersection between UK and international debates and practices. The organisation regularly commissions and produces new work by emerging and underrepresented artists, made public through four exhibitions a year and an extensive public programme. Gasworks also hosts sixteen residencies annually, enabling international artists to research and develop new work in London, provides studios for London-based artists, and is the London hub of Triangle Network – an international network of thirty small-scale, non-profit arts organisations spanning Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Robert Leckie has been Curator at Gasworks since 2011, where he leads the exhibitions and residencies programmes. Focusing on new commissions, he has curated the first UK solo exhibitions by a wide range of international artists, including Eric Baudelaire, Zach Blas, Filipa César and Louis Henderson, Adelita Husni-Bey, Maryam Jafri, Candice Lin, Monira Al Qadiri, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Kemang Wa Lehulere. He has also curated early shows by Pio Abad and Sidsel Meineche Hansen, an exhibition of Lana Lin’s moving image work from the 1990s and early 2000s, and several group and collaborative exhibitions, including ‘All I Can See is the Management’ (2011); ‘RESOLUTION 978 HD’ (2013) by Model Court (artists and researchers Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Lorenzo Pezzani and Oliver Rees); ‘Late Barbarians’ (2014); ‘Dependency’ (2014); and, together with Miguel A. Lopez, ‘A Kingdom of Hours’ (2016/17), which was presented across Gasworks and TEOR/éTica in San José. He has written for Afterall and Benedictions, among other publications, and is currently co-editing and contributing to SECOND SEX WAR, a book on Sidsel Meineche Hansen’s recent work, alongside working on new commissions by Rachal Bradley, Evan Ifekoya and Osías Yanov.

01. Zach Blas - Gasworks
Image caption: Zach Blas, Contra-Internet, 2017. Installation view. Commissioned by Gasworks; Art in General, New York; and MU, Eindhoven. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.

Marker Location:

South Street Arts
21 South Street,