Partnership exhibition of new works by resident artists Baptist Coelho and Nadia Kaabi-Linke.
Delfina Foundation, in partnership with Pump House Gallery and The Creative India Foundation, are delighted to announce an exhibition of new works by resident artists Baptist Coelho and Nadia Kaabi-Linke entitled Social States.
Baptist Coelho (Mumbai, India) and Nadia Kaabi-Linke (born in Tunisia, lives and works in Berlin) were awarded 12 week residencies at Delfina Foundation in partnership with The Creative India Foundation.
During their stay they were invited to respond to the environment surrounding the Pump House Gallery and to explore its social and physical landscape through engaging with the people in the local borough of Wandsworth. This research served as the starting point for new work presented as part of this exhibition. During their residencies, Coelho and Kaabi- Linke investigated how we communicate individual and historic experiences of social conflict. The resulting sculptures and installations have been developed through close personal encounters with individual participants. Coelho’s work engages in our perception of the military and events specific to World War II, whilst Kaabi- Linke explores the marks and scars of domestic abuse.
Social States reflects the depth of engagement and exploration in the practices of these two international artists during their residencies.