Layla Curtis

United Kingdom + European Union

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Year 2021
Medium Collage on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21.1 cm

About the work

This is an original collage, created from fragments of EU member state road maps combined with fragments of UK road maps.

About the artist:

Born 1975 UK, Layla Curtis lives and works in London. Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (1998), and Chelsea College of Art (2000).

Curtis’ work is held in public and private collections including Tate Collection, London; Tyne and Wear Museums, Newcastle upon Tyne; The New Art Gallery, Walsall; University of Warwick, Coventry; Bodleian Libraries Collection, University of Oxford; and The United Kingdom Government Art Collection.

Selected solo exhibitions include Heatscapes, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (2015); Antipodes, Spacex, Exeter and Phoenix, Leicester (2013); Tong Tana, Matt’s Gallery, London (2012); Polar Wandering, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2008); The New Art Gallery Walsall (2006); Gimpel Fils, London (2006); and Milton Keynes Gallery (2000). Selected group exhibitions include Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (2018); Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic (2016); Museum London Docklands, London (2014);  RMIT, Melbourne (2013); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2012); Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal (2008); Drawing Room, London (2007); Tate Modern, London (2006 / 2001); Tate Britain, London (2006); Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing (2004); and Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez-Oca, São Paulo, (2003).

Residencies and commissions include StoreyG2 (2014/5); Great North Run Moving Image Commission (2014); Thames Festival (2013); Film & Video Umbrella (2013); Westminster City Council (2008); Art on the Underground (2007/8); Arts Council England International Fellowship to Antarctica (2005/6); Turner Contemporary (2004/5); and Akiyoshidai International Arts Village (1998/9).

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