Drawing Biennial 2019

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

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm

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Drawing Biennial 2019

20 February – 26 March 2019

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    Left to right: Alice Channer, Chantal Joffe, David Haines, Andrea Büttner, Idris Khan, Jérôme Zonder, Hayley Tompkins, Paul Noble, Art & Language

An exhibition and auction of over 200 unique drawings, showcasing the most exciting artists working today. Including works using every imaginable technique, Drawing Biennial 2019 affirms the centrality of drawing to all spheres of artistic production. The exhibition includes more than 200 new and recent works on paper by leading international artists of different generations. 

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In the exhibition, artists associated with the medium of drawing such as Charles Avery, Huma Bhabha, Nikhil Chopra and Kathy Prendergast sit alongside those better known as sculptors, such as Richard Deacon, Francis Upritchard and Alison Wilding, or as painters, such as Ryan Mosley and George Shaw.  

Culminating in an online auction in the exhibition’s final two weeks, all works are available to purchase from a starting bid of £300. Proceeds from the auction support Drawing Room’s exhibition, learning and publishing programme and growth of its unique study library.

Artists have been invited to make an original drawing by Drawing Room directors Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout, with additional nominations by leading international artists, museum directors, curators and collectors. 

Drawing Biennial 2019 signals the diversity of artists’ imagination, demonstrating the vitality and importance of drawing today. 

Contributing artists include Caroline Achaintre, Rebecca Ackroyd, Mounira Al Solh, Phillip Allen, Jonathan Allen, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Alice Anderson, Eleanor Antin, Salvatore Arancio, Athanasios Argianas, Art & Language, Kate Atkin,Tonico Lemos Auad, David Austen, Sam Austen, Charles Avery, Josephine Baker, Sara Barker, Anna Barriball, David Batchelor, Marc Bauer, Becky Beasley, Rana Begum,Yifat Bezalel, Huma Bhabha, Andrew Bick, Charlie Billingham, Juliette Blightman, Martin Boyce, Sonia Boyce, Gabriella Boyd, Jyll Bradley, Ulla von Brandenburg, James Scott Brooks, Pavel Büchler, Katarina Burin, Jane Bustin, Andrea Büttner, Nicholas Byrne, Matt Calderwood, James Capper, Tom Chamberlain, Nidhal Chamekh, Alice Channer, Paul Chiappe, Adam Chodzko, Nikhil Chopra, Milano Chow, Kelly Chorpening, Marcus Cope, Rhys Coren, Ronald Cornelissen, Michael Craig-Martin, Daniel Crews-Chubb, Layla Curtis, Jesse Darling, Kate Davis, Richard Deacon, Benjamin Deakin, Michael Dean, Nicolas Deshayes, A K Dolven, Emma Douglas, Nicola Durvasula, Howard Dyke, Marcel van Eeden, Aleana Egan, Laura Eldret, Simon English, Inci Eviner, Hondartza Fraga, Leo Fitzmaurice, Ed Fornieles, Franziska Furter, Ryan Gander, Laura Gannon, Vidya Gastaldon, Joy Gerrard, Simryn Gill, Margarita Gluzberg, Patrick Goddard, Lothar Götz, Dryden Goodwin, Rachel Goodyear, Penny Goring, Alexander Gorlizki, Antony Gormley, Nick Goss, Fiona Grady, Richard Grayson, Oona Grimes, Nilbar Güreş, Adrian Haak, Jr., Karl Haendel, David Haines, Susie Hamilton, Alex Hartley, Nicholas Hatfull, Mona Hatoum, Sophie von Hellermann, Nicky Hirst, Karl Holmqvist, Louise Hopkins, Rachel Howard, Donna Huddleston, Rowena Hughes, Callum Innes, Vanessa Jackson, Marie Jacotey, Ann-Marie James, Chantal Joffe, Peter Jones, Sanya Kantarovsky, Laurence Kavanagh, Ali Kazim, Idris Khan, Radhika Khimji, Joanna Kirk, Terence Koh, Tania Kovats, Ansel Krut, Michael Landy, Christopher Le Brun, Dale Lewis, Peter Liversidge, Anna Lucas, Hannah Luxton, Kate Lyddon, Anna Lytridou, Sarah Macdonald, Alice Maher, Jessie Makinson, Mahal de Man, Melanie Manchot, Anthony McCall, Paul McDevitt, Jeff McMillan, Julie Mehretu, Sam Messenger, Stuart Middleton, Lisa Milroy, Simon Moretti, Susan Morris, Ryan Mosley, Michael Müller, Ciprian Mureşan, David Murphy, David Musgrave,Timo Nasseri, Paul Noble, David Noonan, Kristin Nordhøy, Grace O'Connor, Niamh O'Malley, David Osbaldeston, Laurence Owen, Hardeep Pandhal, Athena Papadopoulos, Fani Parali, Cornelia Parker, Vicken Parsons, Seb Patane, Hetain Patel, Anna Paterson, Florence Peake, João Penalva, Simon Periton, Grayson Perry, Hannah Perry, Mick Peter, Ciara Phillips, Amalia Pica, Diogo Pimentão, Emily Power, Kathy Prendergast, Saad Qureshi, Jorge Queiroz, Mary Ramsden, Lenny Rébéré, Clunie Reid, Danny Rolph, Megan Rooney, Karen Russo, Matt Saunders, Hiraki Sawa, Massinissa Selmani, George Shaw, Raqib Shaw, Devlin Shea, Mark Sheinkman, Adam Shield, Daniel Silver, Michael Simpson, Bob and Roberta Smith, John Smith, Georgina Starr, Corin Sworn, Emma Talbot, Caragh Thuring, Jiří Thýn, Viktor Timofeev, Mark Titchner, Hayley Tompkins, Suzanne Treister, Alison Turnbull, Nicola Tyson, Phoebe Unwin, Francis Upritchard, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Markus Vater, Julie Verhoeven, Charlotte Verity, Jessica Voorsanger, Mark Wallinger, Yu-Chen Wang, Dominic Watson, Claudia Wieser, Alison Wilding, Bedwyr Williams, Richard Wilson, Richard Woods, Rose Wylie, Jérôme Zonder