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The Drawing Biennial 2021 catalogue is released alongside our celebrated exhibition and auction of over 300 unique artworks which provides an invaluable snapshot of how artists are working with drawing today. This soft-back publication features every work in the exhibition, alongside an essay, A Carrier Bag Theory of Drawing, by Isabel Seligman, Monument Trust Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawing at the British Museum.
For many, 2020 was the year for drawing and its absorbing immediacy, its accessibility and capacity for processing ideas, thoughts and emotions made it a vital tool for navigating uncertain times. Drawing Biennial 2021 showcases every imaginable technique and represents artists from a range of generations, backgrounds, and heritages. The exhibition culminates in an online auction in its final weeks, with works available to purchase from a starting bid of £300 – an unmissable chance to own works by established greats and discover emerging talent.
Drawing Biennial 2021 not only shines a light on the vibrancy and vitality of drawing today but also helps secure its future for tomorrow. Proceeds will support Drawing Room’s programme and its move to its permanent home in Bermondsey in 2022, where it can continue its exploration of the language of drawing.
Contributing artists: Soufiane Ababri, Caroline Achaintre, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Michael Ajerman, Steven Allan, Jonathan Allen, Phillip Allen, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Alice Anderson, Salvatore Arancio, Athanasios Argianas, Michael Armitage, Art & Language, Kate Atkin, Conrad Atkinson, David Austen, Sam Austen, Charles Avery, Silvia Bächli, Vanessa Baird, Bobby Baker, Josephine Baker, Fiona Banner, Phyllida Barlow, Amelia Barratt, Anna Barriball, Alvaro Barrington, Aideen Barry, David Batchelor, Marc Bauer, Olivia Bax, Becky Beasley, Rana Begum, Sara Berman, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Yifat Bezalel, Huma Bhabha, Andrew Bick, Charlie Billingham, Jon Bird, Juliette Blightman, Bea Bonafini, Derek Boshier, Phoebe Boswell, Sonia Boyce, Gabriella Boyd, Jyll Bradley, Koen van den Broek, James Scott Brooks, Don Brown, Pavel Büchler, Miriam de Búrca, Katarina Burin, Ursula Burke, Jane Bustin, Nicholas Byrne, Héctor Jiménez Castillo, Tom Chamberlain, Nidhal Chamekh, Alice Channer, Paul Chiappe, Adam Chodzko, Kelly Chorpening, Ann Churchill, Steven Claydon, Marcus Cope, Shawanda Corbett, Rhys Coren, Emma Cousin, Michael Craig-Martin, Somaya Critchlow, Layla Curtis, Kate Davis, Shezad Dawood, Richard Deacon, Benjamin Deakin, Tacita Dean, Nicolas Deshayes, Jane Dixon, A K Dolven, Patricia Domínguez, Antonis Donef, Nicola Durvasula, Howard Dyke, Marcel van Eeden, Aleana Egan, Mandy El-Sayegh, Mia Enell, Simon English, Inci Eviner, Isobel Finlay, Leo Fitzmaurice, Jess Flood-Paddock, Franziska Furter, Francesca Gabbiani, Neil Gall, Ryan Gander, Laura Gannon, Joy Gerrard, Simryn Gill, Margarita Gluzberg, Judith Goddard, Patrick Goddard, Dryden Goodwin, Rachel Goodyear, Penny Goring, Alexander Gorlizki, Antony Gormley, Nick Goss, Lothar Götz, Fiona Grady, Richard Grayson, Jake Grewal, Mary Griffiths, Oona Grimes, Adrian Haak, Jr., Karl Haendel, David Haines, Mathew Hale, Susie Hamilton, Andy Harper, Margaret Harrison, Alex Hartley, Nicholas Hatfull, Mona Hatoum, Haroun Hayward, Sophie von Hellermann, Stewart Helm, Nicky Hirst, Andy Holden, Louise Hopkins, Jonathan Houlding, Rachel Howard, Donna Huddleston, Rowena Hughes, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, Callum Innes, Vanessa Jackson, Marie Jacotey, Rebecca Jagoe, Ann-Marie James, Chantal Joffe, Jasmine Johnson, Peter Jones, Rachel Jones, Tam Joseph, Harminder Judge, Laurence Kavanagh, Ali Kazim, Janice Kerbel, Naiza Khan, Radhika Khimji, Sharon Kivland, Tania Kovats, Matthew Krishanu, Ansel Krut, Michael Landy, Jorge de León, Zilla Leutenegger, Dale Lewis, Peter Liversidge, Nicolas Lobo, Cathy Lomax, Fiona Long, Kate Lyddon, Anna Lytridou, Sarah Macdonald, Kumi Machida, Alice Maher, Jessie Makinson, Mahal de Man, Melanie Manchot, Ptolemy Mann, Kathryn Maple, Trevor Mathison, Anthony McCall, Paul McDevitt, France-Lise Rose McGurn, Jeff McMillan, Robert McNally, Julie Mehretu, Lindsey Mendick, Sam Messenger, Stuart Middleton, Lisa Milroy, Jade Montserrat, Simon Moretti, Nicole Morris, Ryan Mosley, Matt Mullican, Ciprian Mureşan, Aileen Murphy, David Murphy, David Musgrave, Timo Nasseri, Robert Nicol, Paul Noble, Isabel Nolan, Minoru Nomata, David Noonan, Kristin Nordhøy, Julian Opie, David Osbaldeston, Hardeep Pandhal, Athena Papadopoulos, Fani Parali, Cornelia Parker, Seb Patane, Hetain Patel, Anna Paterson, Fabian Peake, Florence Peake, João Penalva, Peter Peri, Simon Periton, Mick Peter, Heather Phillipson, Cathie Pilkington, Diogo Pimentão, Olivia Plender, Yelena Popova, Emily Power, Kathy Prendergast, Jorge Queiroz, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Saad Qureshi, Jagdeep Raina, Richard Mark Rawlins, Abigail Reynolds, Giulia Ricci, Ben Rivers, Francisco Rodriguez, Cat Roissetter, Danny Rolph, Megan Rooney, Giles Round, Eddie Ruscha, Analia Saban, Jamilah Sabur, Aura Satz, Matt Saunders, Hiraki Sawa, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Lindsay Seers, Massinissa Selmani, George Shaw, Raqib Shaw, Devlin Shea, Adam Shield, Daniel Silver, Michael Simpson, Bob & Roberta Smith, Clare Smith, John Smith, Evangelia Spiliopoulou, Giuseppe Stampone, Georgina Starr, Olivia Sterling, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Corin Sworn, Emma Talbot, Alexis Teplin, Caragh Thuring, Viktor Timofeev, Mark Titchner, Salman Toor, Suzanne Treister, Alison Turnbull, Luc Tuymans, Nicola Tyson, Phoebe Unwin, Francis Upritchard, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Markus Vater, Julie Verhoeven, Charlotte Verity, Jessica Voorsanger, Barbara Walker, Kara Walker, Mark Wallinger, John Walter, Yu-Chen Wang, Henry Ward, Jack Warne, Charmaine Watkiss, Dominic Watson, Alison Wilding, Caroline Wong, Clifton Wright, Rose Wylie and Joel Wyllie.