Nominators select roster of international artists for Drawing Room’s latest exhibition


Nominators select roster of international artists for Drawing Room’s latest exhibition

Over 200 artists in Drawing Biennial 2015 have been selected by Drawing Room directors Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane, with additional nominations by a panel of leading international artists, museum directors, curators and collectors. Each selected artist has been invited to make an original drawing in any medium on an A4 sheet of paper, which is exhibited in the gallery in a democratic hang that gives each artist equal prominence.

Listed below are a selection of nominators and the artists they have nominated for inclusion:

Hans Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery, London) nominated Samson Kambalu, a Malawi-born artist, author and ethnomusicologist.

Allegra Pesenti, (Curator at large Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, Texas and Drawing Room Advisory Board member) nominated Analia Saban born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and living in Los Angeles; she works with the conventions of photography, painting and sculpture.

Stephanie Rosenthal (Chief Curator, Hayward Gallery, London and Artistic Director 20th Biennale of Sydney) nominated Marco Chiandetti, a London-based artist who makes cross-media and sculptural works related to performative action and the human body.

Brett Littman (Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York) nominated travelling artist Susan Hefuna, whose drawing, sculpture and installation relate to mental structures that people construct in order to navigate the turmoil of the contemporary world.

Andrew Renton (Director, Marlborough Contemporary,  curator and writer) nominated Koen van den Broek (a Belgian painter); Agnieszka Brzezanska (a Polish artist working across media); Narelle Jubelin (an Australian artist who uses textiles) and Ian Whittlesea from London, known for text based drawings and other media.

Sofia Victorino (Head of Education and Public Programmes, Whitechapel Gallery, London) nominated Belgian artist Bart Lodewijks, who is known for his line-based drawings in outdoor spaces.

Candida Gertler (co-founder of Outset Contemporary Art Fund) nominated Emma Talbot, who makes unsettling figurative drawings and paintings based on personal memory.

Sigrid Kirk, (Director Arts Co and Drawing Room Advisory Board member) nominated Anila Rubiku, born in Albania, whose work includes drawings and installations often working with communities; and Troika who have worked and together as an artist trio since 2003.

Valeria Napoleone (collector)  nominated Pamela Fraser, an American painter who creates geometric cut out abstractions.  

Anita Zabludowicz (Director, Zabludowicz Collection) nominated Matt Moser-Clark who works in sculpture, drawing and writing.

Rozsa Farkas (Founding Director, Arcadia Missa, London)  nominated Ann Hirsch, an American artist based who uses the Internet and social media to explore issues of identity and gender.

Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition & online auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April 2015

Auction online: 16 – 30 April 2015


For further information, images, biographies, or to arrange interviews please contact Laura Perry on [email protected] or telephone 020 7394 5657.