Cecilia Bengolea | Celia Hempton | Prem Sahib

22 - 28 Jun 2015

Cecilia Bengolea, Celia Hempton and Prem Sahib
Photography by © Sylvain Deleu
fig-2 25/50
22 – 28 June 2015

Marking the halfway point of the fig-2 programme, choreographer and dancer Cecilia Bengolea and artists Celia Hempton and Prem Sahib are invited to collaborate for a new commission. Drawing influences from construction sites and the potential for gendered and material conflicts within them, Hempton, Sahib and Bengolea compose a setting and soundscape that is accelerated by Bengolea’s activation of Bydlo Moussorgski’s post industrial choreography from 1945. Charged by their interest in modes of sexuality and trespass, the exhibition reflects upon the role of the individual within a semi-constructed built environment. The exhibition will hold two dance performances, on Monday evening at the opening and on Thursday evening. Please book your ticket for the Thursday performance here.

Collaborators: Erika Miyauchi and Fernanda Munoz-Newsome.

fig-2 would like to thank Southard Reid for their generous support.

Cecilia Bengolea’s performance has been generously supported by Institut Français.

Cecilia Bengolea CV
Cecilia Bengolea (b. 1979, Buenos Aires, Argentina). Lives and works in Paris. Anthropological dancer and choreographer. Her work is currently presented in Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tate Modern Tank, London, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, The Kitchen, New York, Bienale de Lyon, Vienna Impulstanz, Festival d Avignon, Festival d Automne, Spiral Hall Tokyo, Kyoto Expérimental, Kochi Museum, etc. Bengolea and Chaignaud created the performance and dance ensemble Vlovajob Pru, they recieved Paris critic award in 2009 for their pieces Paquerette and Sylphides. Gwangju Bienale in Korea in 2014 awarded them as Young artist for their pieces Sylphides and Dublove. They prepare a show for Pina Bausch company for sept 2015.

Celia Hempton CV
Celia Hempton (b. 1981, Stroud, UK) Lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Lupa, Sultana Gallery, Paris (2015), Chat Random, Southard Reid London (2014); Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Rome, performance and presentation of work made in Stromboli as part of Forget Amnesia, Fiorucci Trust, Italy (2014); Cur, Southard Reid, London (2013) and Vug, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (2013). Selected group exhibitions include: La Femme de Trente Ans, Art Concept Gallery, Paris (2015), Burning Down The House, Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2014) and Pontoon Lip with Katie Cuddon, Cell Project Space, London (2014). She will be participating in a British Council touring group exhibition in 2016-17.

Prem Sahib CV
Prem Sahib (b. 1982, London, UK). Lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Forget Amnesia, Fiorucci Trust, Italy (2014); Tongues, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2014); Night Flies, Southard Reid, London (2013); Back Chat, Lorcan O'Neill Gallery, Rome (2013); Home From Home, Arts & Jobs, London (2012); He Looked Me Up, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam (2012); FEEL UP in collaboration with Eddie Peake, Southard Reid, London (2012). Group exhibitions include: Burning Down The House, Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2014); Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Foundation London (2013); Days In Lieu, David Zwirner, London (2013). Upcoming solo exhibitions include: ICA, London (September 2015); Southard Reid (October 2015).

Tags: Celia Hempton, Eddie Peake, Prem Sahib