Xhibit – the annual exhibition showcasing the best emerging talent from UAL – returns on 19 April.
Run by Arts SU, Xhibit 2018 is open to all students, studying at any level, across all disciplines. With no set brief – artists are free to explore any topic and express it through any medium. The result is a powerful collection of work, featuring 32 artists from across all of UAL’s six world-leading colleges.
In celebration of its 21st year, Xhibit 2018 is characterised by its heightened political atmosphere – a heady reflection of the ever increasing mood within contemporary art practice.From a mixed media sculpture exploring domestic violence; a virtual reality experience demonstrating institutional racism; to a product prototype designed to alter the physical appearance of your pet – Xhibit 2018 artists have made bold statements bound to provoke audiences.
Each artist has been hand selected by an expert panel of artists, curators and creative industry professionals, including Director of Tate Modern and UAL Honorary, Frances Morris.
The largest provider of talent into the creative industries, UAL is ranked number 6 in the world for art and design. Xhibit 2018 will provide a snapshot of just some of the talent that has helped affirm UAL as a world leader in creative education.
19 April – 12 May 2018
Art Bermondsey Project Space
183-185 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UW
Xhibit 2018 artists receive:
- Place in the Xhibit 2018 exhibition at Bermondsey Project Space
- Tailored industry advice session by Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern
- Place on the Xhibit 2018 Professional Development Day
- Year membership to V&A
Frances Morris – Director of Tate Modern, UAL Honorary
Amal Khalaf – Project Curator, Serpentine Galleries, Co-director for Global Art Forum 10, Founding member of art collective GCC
Mike von Joel – Editor in Chief, STATE/f22 Art & Director of Art Bermondsey Project Space
Patrick Laing – Product designer, working across Industrial Product, Spatial, Homeware, Jewellery to VR Game Design
Nadia-Anne Ricketts – Founder and creator of BeatWoven
Leah Kahn – Activities Sabbatical Officer, Arts SU
Annie-Marie Akussah | Carlos Alba | Rita Ataide Novais | Tabitha Beresford-Webb | Johanna Blaha | Anke Buchmann | Thomas Cardew | Rafael Morales Cendejas | Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark | Sophie Colfer | Yuqi Deng | Lara Geary | Penny Hartley | Eva He | Miles Johnson | Jo Lane | Vera Lee | Ciara McNeill | Orelie Pascale | Chris Makin | Rosie McGinn | Catherine Miller | Mayli Mountford | Katarina Rankovic | Anatolii Shabalin | Carlos Sebastia | Gwenllian Spink | Roisin Sullivan | Anna Tamas-Katzer | Kris Tralewski | Klara Vith | Haocheng Wu