The best of the exhibitions and events by Delfina Alumni artists coming up in 2017.

Venice Biennale

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Dia: Beacon, New York
12–14 May & 19–21 May  2017

Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud stage a multipart performance programme at the lower level of the museum, evoking the industrial architecture of the former factory space. Cecilia Bengolea is a former resident artist staying with us for the Performance as Process programme in 2016.

Skulptur Projekte, Münster
10 June – 1 October 2017

Mika Rottenberg presents a new work at this major exhibition of public artworks that takes place every 10 years. Mika is a former resident artist of Delfina Studios .

Gasworks, London
27 April – 25 June 2017

Op-Film: An Archaeology of Optics, a collaborative exhibition by Filipa César and former resident artist Louis Henderson.

The exhibition comprises a newly commissioned film and installation exploring how optical technologies of military and colonial design – from lighthouse Fresnel lenses to global satellite navigation systems – both inform and are informed by Western models of knowledge.

Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj
10 March – 12 June 2017.

Sharjah Biennial 13Tamawuj is curated by Christine Thome and features over fifty interational artists. Amongst them are our former residents: Abbas Akhavan (Canada), Future Farmers (Amy Franceschini (United States)), Lamia Joreige (Lebanon), Mahmoud Khaled (Egypt), Joe Namy (Lebanon), Khalil Rabah (Palestine), as well as Hind Mezaina (United Arab Emirates) and Shadi Habib Allah (Palestine) who were recent residents, staying with us end of 2016.

Contour Biennale 8
11 March –21 May 2017

Contour Biennale 8Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium is curated by Natasha Ginwala and considers an uncertain scenography in which we are urged to set up encounters as actors, agents and dissidents.

The upcoming edition brings together over 20 international and local artists including Louis Henderson (United Kingdom), Pallavi Paul (India) and Cooking Sections (United Kingdom).

Tate Britain, London
14 November 2016 – Autumn 2017

Allison Thompson and Susana Vargas Cerventes, who participated in the Brooks International Fellowship at Tate with Delfina Foundation, have curated a display at Tate Britain with Elena Crippa, Stan Firm Inna Inglan: Black Diaspora in London, 1960-70s. This display brings together for the first time recently acquired works by eight photographers, gifted by Eric and Louise Franck. The photographs by Raphael Albert, Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi, James Barnor, Colin Jones, Neil Kenlock, Dennis Morris, Syd Shelton and Al Vandenberg focus on those who travelled from the Caribbean and West Africa to live in London, documenting their joy, self-empowerment and desire to belong to British society, as well as the racial tension and exclusion that defined these communities in the capital. The title of the display is taken from the poem It Dread Inna Inglan by UK-based Jamaican-British poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.