Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Layla Curtis

World Political (Europe)

Top Pick

Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern

Year 2017
Medium ink on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 20.9 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm

Layla Curtis:

Layla Curtis (b. 1975, UK). Studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. Her practice has a focus on place, landscape and mapping. Her multi-form work examines the attempts we make to chart the earth, how we locate ourselves, navigate space and represent terrain. Select solo exhibitions include Heatscapes, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (2015); Antipodes, Spacex, Exeter (2013); and Phoenix, Leicester (2013); Tong Tana, Matt’s Gallery, London (2012); Polar Wandering, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2008); The New Art Gallery Walsall (2006); Gimpel Fils, London (2006); and Milton Keynes Gallery (2000). Select group exhibitions include Tate Modern, London; Drawing Room, London; Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez-Oca, São Paulo, Brazil; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, France; RMIT, Melbourne, Australia; and Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada. Residencies and commissions include StoreyG2 (2014/5); Great North Run Moving Image Commission (2014); Thames Festival (2013); Film & Video Umbrella (2013); Westminster City Council (2008); Art on the Underground (2007/8); Arts Council England International Fellowship to Antarctica (2005/6); Turner Contemporary (2004/5); and Akiyoshidai International Arts Village, Japan (1998/9). Her work is held in public collections including Tate Collection; Tyne and Wear Museums; The New Art Gallery Walsall; University of Warwick; and The Government Art Collection.