Pippy Houldsworth Gallery will present works that initiate a cross-generational dialogue, reflecting the focus of the programme as a whole. The key threads running through the presentation will be the intertwined notions of identity, history and memory, and the ways that artists approach these enduring concerns.
Those of the older generation – Jacqueline de Jong and Ming Smith – have each been leaders within activist communities and their work draws upon this experience, from participation in artist collectives, to organised protest and radical publications. Within their practices the artists of the younger generation – Jadé Fadojutimi, Stefanie Heinze, Angela Heisch, and Wangari Mathenge – respond to these achievements, drawing on the context of a world increasingly connected and saturated with information. On show will be rare early paintings, photography, and drawings alongside new works made specifically for the fair.
Jadé Fadojutimi (b. 1993) lives and works in London. Pippy Houldsworth Gallery took on representation of the artist following her MA degree show at the Royal College of Art, London in 2017. Fadojutimi’s first solo exhibition in a UK public institution was at PEER UK, London in 2019. Other recent solo exhibitions include Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2017) and Gisela Capitain, Cologne (2019). Collections include TATE, ICA Miami; Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, San Francisco; Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; Sammlung Scharpff, Bonn, and the Hort Family Collection, New York. Upcoming exhibitions include Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2020); The Liverpool Biennial (2021) and Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2021).
Stefanie Heinze (b. 1987, Berlin) is represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London; Capitain Petzel, Berlin and LC Queisser, Tbilisi. In 2016 she undertook the residency program at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent public exhibitions include Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and Sammlung Philara, Dusseldorf. Upcoming exhibitions include Petzel Gallery, New York (2020) and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2021). Her work is held in the collections of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden and Marguerite Hoffman, Dallas.
Angela Heisch (b. 1989, Auckland, New Zealand) lives and works in New York. Heisch received a BA Fine Arts from University at Potsdam, SUNY, Potsdam, NY in 2011 and an MFA from University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY in 2014. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include Projet Pangée, Montréal (2020); Davidson Gallery, New York (2019); Transmitter Gallery, New York (2019); Gallery 106 Green, New York (2018); One River School, Allendale (2017) and No Place Gallery, Columbus (2016). Group exhibitions include 1Gap Gallery, New York; Deana Evans Projects, New York; DC Moore Gallery, New York; Wild Palms, Dusseldorf; Mckenzie Fine Art, New York; Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland and Crush Curatorial, New York amongst others. Her work has been featured in publications including Artforum, Art In America, The Brooklyn Rail, Juxtapoz and ArtNews. Heisch has been artist in residence at Guttenberg Arts, Guttenberg (2018); Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst (2016) and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca (2014).
Jacqueline de Jong (b. 1939, Hengelo, The Netherlands) is widely known for her participation in the European avant-garde of the 1960s and her continuing contribution to painting. In 2011 the Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Yale University acquired her archive. Recent solo museum exhibitions include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2019); Musée Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (2018); Malmö Konsthall (2018). Upcoming exhibitions include a survey show at MOSTYN Contemporary Art Gallery, Wales; touring to WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2021), and She-Bam Pow POP Wizz! at MAMAC Nice. Collections include Centre Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Musée les Abattoirs, Toulouse; Cobra Museum for Modern Art, Amstelveen; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; Museum Arnhem, Arnhem; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum Jorn, Silkeborg; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; MONA Tasmania; Kunstmuseum Göteborg; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Rachofsky Collection, Dallas and MCCA Toronto.
Wangari Mathenge (b. Nairobi, Kenya, 1973) lives and works in Chicago. She is currently completing an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of The Art Institute, Chicago. The artist had her first solo exhibition, Aura of Quiet, in the project space at Roberts Projects, Los Angeles in 2019. Her work has been featured in publications including Artforum, Art of Choice, Artsy, Culture Type, Creative Boom and Riot Material.
Ming Smith (b. Columbus Ohio) was the first woman member the Kamoinge Workshop, a collective of African American photographers based in New York and the first African American woman photographer to have work acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Smith’s work is currently included in Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbably, Yet Extraordinary Renditions, Fundacao de Serralves, Porto and Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Upcoming exhibitions include Just Above Midtown, Museum of Modern Art New York (2022). Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph will be published by Aperture Foundation this Autumn. Collections include Brooklyn Museum, New York; Detroit Institute of Arts; Philadelphia Museum of Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York; Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.