Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4AU
Curated by Babylon Young Curator Olu Taiwo, the exhibition will be formed of work created by artists from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and communities. Their work responds to the powerful declaration, ‘I Matter’ and its recent complex iterations.
Following an open call, Olu selected 15 artists to showcase their work, they are:
– Anthony Shintai a visual artist focusing on photography and film-making
– Eddie Saint-Jean an artist working in photography and moving image
– Jaffar Aly a visual artist
– James Chen-Wishart a visual artist
– Jay Morally a poet, artist and designer
– Kinnari Saraiya a contemporary artist
– Manuel Hechavarria a visual artist
– Parham Ghalamdar a painter and animator
– Rayhan Miah a visual artist
– Roy Joseph Butler a visual artist
– Hana Sadrai a painter
– Suchi Chidambaram a painter
– Suman Gujral a printmaker
– Teakster a digital artist
– Thomas Soyemi a painter.
All 15 of the artists will be featured in a series of three artists’ panels interviewed by Olu, discussing their artworks, training and the reasons behind the curation and selection.
I Matter will launch on Friday 28th May at Babylon Gallery, Ely and end on Sunday 13th June. The Gallery’s opening times have been extended to Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm for the duration of the I Matter exhibition. Entry to the Babylon Gallery is free.
I Matter is funded by Arts Council England, in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre, Kettles Yard, G’s Fresh and The East of England Co-op.