Studio Voltaire’s annual open submission exhibition aims to showcase the strength and diversity of its membership, which currently comprises over 250 artists. The exhibition is open to entry to all artists, working in any medium, who are studio or external members of Studio Voltaire. Every year, the changing panel, made up of artists, writers and curators select artist’s work.
Pip Day founded and currently directs the programs Estudios Curatoriales (Curatorial Studies) and RIM (International Residencies in Mexico) as part of the Mexico City based independent arts organisation, Teratoma. Her curatorial projects include Zero at OPA, Guadalajara (2004) and Art & Idea, Mexico City (2002), Nostalgia at Art in General, New York (2002), Residue at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2000). Day has published articles and essays in various publications including Untitled (London), Curare (México), Photography Quarterly (New York) and is contributing editor to Cabinet (New York).
British artist Emma Kay is known for a variety of witty and innovative works that consider the subjective nature of knowledge. In The Bible from Memory (1997), Shakespeare from Memory (1998), and Worldview (1999), she wrote her own version of texts or events without recourse to original or reference material, relying solely on personal memory. Solo exhibitions include: the Approach Gallery (1998 and 2002), Chisenhale Gallery (2001) and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2001). Group exhibitions include: I Really Should, Lisson Gallery, London (2005); Micro/Macro: British Art 1996-2002, Muscarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest (2003); British Art Show 5 (2000), Istanbul Biennale, 1999 and Abracadabra, Tate Gallery, London (2000).
Pablo Lafuente is a writer and curator based in London. He regularly contributes to various publications including Art Monthly, Art Review, Flash Art, Frieze and is currently the managing editor of Afterall journal. In 2005, he edited Display, recent installation photographs from London galleries and venues published by Rachmaninoff’s, London.
SV06: Annual Member’s Show, selected by Pip Day, Emma Kay and Pablo Lafuente, 2006. Installation View, Studio Voltaire, London. Courtesy of the artists, selectors and Studio Voltaire, London.