Lukas Geronimas, Cary Kwok, Nevine Mahmoud, Athena Papadopoulos, James Shaw, Bedwyr Williams
12 December, 2019–26 January, 2020
Lukas Geronimas (b.1980, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. In 2011, he received his MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College, NY, USA. Selected solo exhibitions include: Swallow Your World at Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2018); Seminal Echo at 247365, New York, NY (2016); Lukas Geronimas LIVE from the Landing at the Landing, Los Angeles, CA (2026); Greatest Show on Rearth, David Petersen, Minneapolis, MN (2015); FIJI at Jack Chiles, New York, NY (2011); and Steven, Scout, Ruby and Rhoda at the Asian Song Society, New York, NY (2010). Recent group exhibitions include: Everything We See Hides Another Thing at MKG 127, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Alex Bowron (2019); Strange Attractors 2 at Kerry Schuss, New York, NY, curated by Bob Nickas (2018); Annex at M + B, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan (2018); Strange Attractors… at Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Bob Nickas (2017); Here Not There at Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, Germany (2016); and Commodus Operandi at Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL (2016).
Cary Kwok (b. 1975, Hong Kong, HK) lives and works in London, UK. Selected solo exhibitions include: Aishonanzuka, Hong Kong (2019); Herald St, London (2016); Qipao, Art Hong Kong (2012); Joyce Boutique, Beijing (2011); Obsession, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2010); Desire, Herald St, London (2009); Cary Kwok, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami (2008); Plumage, Herald St, London (2005). Group shows include: Drawn Together Again, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2019); Beyond the Bushes Vol. 1, Art Sablon, Brussels (2019); Impulse Control, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris (2018); Alexandra Bircken, Josh Brand, Matthew Darbyshire, Michael Dean, Cary Kwok, Amalia Pica, Nicole Wermers, Herald St | Museum St, London (2018); Bloody Life, Supportico Lopez in collaboration with Herald St, Herald St, London (2016); Folly, curated by Emalin, Dunmore Pineapple, Falkirk (2016); Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection-From Shohaku and Rosanijn to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama (2016); Nirvana. Strange forms of pleasure, Gewerbermuseum, Winterthur, and Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne (2015); Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2013); British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London (2010); Herald St, Taro Nasu, Tokyo (2010); Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2007).
Nevine Mahmoud (b. 1988, London, UK) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA in 2014. Her work was recently on view in The Artist is Present, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai (2018). Recent group exhibitions include Dreamers Awake: Women Artists After Surrealism at White Cube, London (2017); The Poet, the Critic and the Missing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2016); MADEMOISELLE at the Centre Régional D’art Contemporain Occitanie in Sète, France (2018); This is Presence at Ballroom Marfa, TX (2016); and The Lasting Concept at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR (2016). Other thematic exhibitions include I Had the Landscape in My Arms at Josh Lilley, London, UK (2018); An Uncanny Order at Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA (2016); Debris at James Fuentes, New York, NY (2015); and Seven Reeds at Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, CA (2014). belly room at Soft Opening, London, UK (2019) was the artist’s first solo show in Europe and was reviewed by Artforum. Other notable press includes Time Out London, MOUSSE, Art Review, New York Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Contemporary Art Daily.
Athena Papadopoulos (b. 1988, Toronto, CA) lives and works in London, UK. She completed her MFA in Fine Art Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Apple Nun at Liebaert Projects, Kortijk, Belgium (2019); Holy Toledo, Takutsobo! at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal (2019); A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, UK (2019); The Smurfette at Emalin, London, UK (2017); Belladonna’s Muse at CURA Basement, Rome, Italy (2017); Wolf Whistles, featuring a collaboration with Monster Coat Club, at Shoot the Lobster, New York City, NY, USA (2016); Rancho Rat-King-Cougar at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany (2015) Zabludowicz Invites: Athena Papadopoulos at Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK (2015). In 2020 Papadopoulos will have a solo exhibition at MOSTYN, Wales, UK, and will feature in the group exhibition The Condition of Being Addressable at The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
James Shaw (b. 1987) lives and works in London, UK. In 2013 he received his MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Shaw has exhibited internationally in institutions including: Designs of the Year at The Design Museum, London, UK (2013); Out of the Woods at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (2012); Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Design Experiments for the Common Good at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA (2015). In 2013, Shaw was nominated for the Design Museum Designs of the Year Award, and in the same year won the Arc Chair Design Award. His work is held in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Montreal Museum of Art and the Vitra Design Museum among others.
Bedwyr Williams (b. 1974, St. Asaph, Wales) lives and works in Caernarfon, Wales. He has exhibited widely within the UK and internationally. Recent solo shows include Hypercaust / Y Tyrrau Mawr (The Big Towers) at Southard Reid (2019); Adjunct Curator and Huuuuge Thanks! at Frutta Gallery, Glasgow and Rome, 2018–19 and 2017; ECHT, first exhibited at Tramway, Glasgow International, 2015, and 2017 at Fondazione Sandretto de Rebaudengo; The Gulch at Barbican Curve, (2016); Writ Stink at Limoncello, London (2015); The Starry Messenger representing Wales at the Venice Biennale 2013, later touring to The Whitworth, Manchester (2015); My Bad at IKON, Birmingham (2012). His work has been included in many institutional group shows including recently Knock, Knock at South London Gallery; Adapt to Survive at Hayward Gallery, London touring to Concrete, Dubai (2018); The Big Tow-ers at ICA Singapore (2017), Artes Mundi 7 at National Museum of Wales, (2016–17); The British Art Show 8 (touring) at Stress Field 4th Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, Wu-han, China (2016). Williams received the Derek Williams Trust Purchase Award in association with Artes Mundi in 2017. His work is held in the British Council and Arts Council Collections, the Government Art Collection, UK, and the National Museum of Wales.