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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Layla Curtis

World Political (The Americas)

Year 2019
Medium Ink on drafting film
Dimensions 29.8 x 21.1 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm
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About the work:

World Political (The Americas), 2018, depicts a manipulated map of the Americas. Some countries have been displaced by others of a similar size and shape to create this new fictional geography. 

About the artist:

Layla Curtis (b. 1975, UK). Studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. 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 (1998/9). Select solo exhibitions include Heatscapes, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (2015); Antipodes, Spacex, Exeter 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 Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (2018); Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic (2016); Museum London Docklands, London (2014);  RMIT, Melbourne (2013); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2012); Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal (2008); Drawing Room, London (2007); Tate Modern, London (2006 / 2001); Tate Britain, London (2006); Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing (2004); and Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez-Oca, São Paulo, (2003). Her work is held in private and public collections including Tate Collection, London; Tyne and Wear Museums, Newcastle upon Tyne; The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall; University of Warwick, Coventry; and The United Kingdom Government Art Collection.