Combined with the extent of London’s cultural mosaic, Cromwell Place is an engaging, playful and practical site. Being a young gallery, it is invaluable to have flexible access to such an all-encompassing framework of facilities, services and support we require to operate and grow.Casa AmaCord, Director & Founder
Emerging Membership is offered to UK and International businesses, five years or younger, representing both emerging and established artists, across primary and secondary art markets. Emerging Members benefit from reduced joining and annual membership exhibitor fees, as well as preferential rates on exhibition spaces.
In our inaugural round, we are pleased to welcome 15 Members: Anastasia von Seibold Japanese Art, Berntson Bhattacharjee, Black Box Projects, Casa AmaCord, Cuturi, DADA Gallery, Informality, Joe Armitage, Kovet.art, Lloyd Choi, Gallery OCA, Peruke Projects, Saradipour, Schoeni Presents and Ting-Ying Gallery.
Between them, our first intake represent artist practices from Africa, the Caribbean, Colombia, Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Sweden are represented, with mediums ranging from 18th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints to contemporary Korean ceramics, and curatorial practices focused on the environment, heritage, and technology.
We have additionally partnered with Artlogic to offer up to three Emerging Members a 1-year free subscription to the Artlogic platform. All other Emerging Members will benefit from three months of complimentary access.
Several of the new Emerging Members will present exhibitions at Cromwell Place during May:
Black Box Projects presents Joanne Dugan: Persistent Awakening, a series of works which were inspired and created throughout the pandemic in New York City. The exhibition explores the intersections between photography and painting, combining traditional analogue photo materials and processes to record both traces of the hand and the interaction between light and material, with the resulting works evolving into an almost painterly process in the artist’s typically monochrome palette.
Casa AmaCord’s inaugural London exhibition Macondo: Colombian Imaginaries brings together a group of 15 contemporary artists from Colombia to explore the vicissitudes of memory and the malleability of collective narratives. 15 artists, including Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Hermes Berrio, Nicolas Bonilla, Stefania Tejada and Verdi will engage with themes of landscape, life, memory, society and the imaginary through a diverse range of mediums including painted works, weaving and installation.
Berntson Bhattacharjee’s The Red Room, is an exploration into the colour red by four emerging UK-based artists for whom this colour is a central element of their practice. The exhibition explores the polarising meaning of the colour through art history, a colour which has traditionally represented sin, prostitution and shame but that has also represented notions of liberation. Artists Shannon Bono, Hannah Lim, Paula Turmina and Georg Wilson present new works, illustrating what this colour means to each of them.
DADA Gallery presents Fluidity, a group exhibition featuring works by artists Samson Bakare, Daniel Obasi, Abe Ogunlende and Cameron Ugbodu. The exhibition will explore themes of gender expression, sexuality and queerness through the lens of two photographers and two painters living in Africa and in the West. Each artist expresses a unique take on these themes through their work, offering a refreshingly authentic take on how a new generation of Black artists view themselves.
Peruke Projects will curate the group exhibition Rituals and Rebirths in collaboration with A.I. Gallery, examining three diasporic Southeast Asian multi-disciplinary artists. Anida Yoeu Ali, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Quỳnh Lâm all live between cultures and, together, their works bring an opportunity to reflect upon experiences of displacement and otherness.
Anastasia von Seibold Japanese Art presents Lyrical Landscapes: Japanese Woodblock Prints of the 19th and 20th Centuries, featuring works by masters of the genre Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai and Kawase Hasui. During the early 19th century, Japanese people were increasingly able to travel and to participate in more outdoor leisure activities. This created a new demand for woodblock prints as souvenir images, a selection of which will be presented here.
Exemplifying the range of geographies and specialisms to be found within our membership, the galleries in this intake have unique visions and strong aspirations, and we are excited to help support their growth within the wider ecosystem of art.Membership & Business Development Director