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:

Born 1975 UK, Layla Curtis lives and works in London. Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (1998) and Chelsea College of Art (2000).

Curtis' work is held in public and private 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. 

Selected 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). Selected 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). 

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).