Art Represent was founded with the mission to sell and showcase works by the most exciting artistic voices from regions affected by conflict and social upheaval.
We believe that by providing a platform for artists who belong to communities living in conflict, we can give representation to unheard voices and put a spotlight on the creative talent of individual artists who should be recognised by a global audience. We hope that through art, we can open up the dialogue to challenge the prevailing narrative of conflict regions that has been shaped by popular media.
Art Represent acts as a springboard for our artists and provide them with the holistic support they need to build a successful career. We want to become a sustainable source of income for the artists by selling their works. We are also invested in giving all of our artists the opportunity to showcase their works through our curatorial programme.
Since our launch in mid-2015, we have hosted two solo exhibitions; Malina Suliman's 'Beyond The Veil - A Decontextualisation' and Imranovi's 'Modern Face of Syria'. In May 2016 we will be hosting a 3 part solo show by artist Maria Kulikovska.
Art Represent is also open to collaborative exhibitions, and we are currently working together with curators Gili Karev and Liat Chen on their upcoming exhibition, 'The Roar of Waters'. If you would be interested in curating an exhibition in collaboration with Art Represent, please send exhibition proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What would we contribute?
Each collaboration is bespoke, nevertheless Art Represent can ensure a strong curatorial and media network in addition to a venue in London's Bethnal Green. We collaborate on the premise that any proposed exhibitions consider the inclusion of works by at least one of our artists.