The Orbit UK Graduate Art Show is a contemporary art exhibition that will bring together recent art & design graduates in a London exhibition during the summer.
Orbit will materialise in the OXO Bargehouse in Southbank, London, which can offer a platform for these artists to be exposed to the best of London's resident and visiting art audience, and to the best art institutions and collectors in the world.
The Orbit Graduates Art Show will be a group exhibition of new UK art school graduates at a prestigious London art venue, aiming for an audience in the thousands. Orbit aims to present the work of graduates from a UK-wide selection of art graduates and support artists by providing a platform in a precarious but exhilarating time of their careers. To support this mission, Orbit employs a selection panel of industry experts to ensure fair selection, and will present a variety of mediums at primary and secondary market price points, set by the artists themselves.
WHO ARE WE?
An alumnus of BA Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins, Yuandao’s focus is on art business, London and the international art market. His work experience includes curation, gallery management, exhibition visualisation and work for Artrooms Art Fair and the exhibition ‘Modern Panic’. In 2016-2017 he worked as partner in Palm Tree Gallery in London. He participated in 6 of the gallery’s solo show projects and helped UK drawing artist Fuller launch his new project in Beijing, China.
An alumnus of BA Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins, Håkon Lillegraven is an independent curator, writer, and project manager whose work and commissions have included print, digital, and engagement work and publications for Institute of Contemporary Arts, Barbican Centre, British Council, Zabludowicz Collection, Artichoke Trust, Sunday Art Fair, the CCW Graduate School, and more. In 2016 he was the curator and project manager of the PArt of Us campaign which raised approx. £5000 for its partner charities and featured over 50 international artists and speakers across three auction and exhibition events at University of the Arts London and the Yard Theatre. In 2017 he was awarded a Venice Biennale Research Fellowship residency by the British Council. In 2018, he has co-curated of the project 'Public Market Place' for Art Night 2018 and been awarded bursaries for professional development in public programming by the UK Art Fund, Whitechapel and Hayward galleries. He now splits his time between Copenhagen and London.
SELECTION COMMITTEE 2018
Stephanie has a wealth of experience in cultural management in the public and private sector, with over 15-years experience in commercial art galleries and art fairs. She managed the Anish Kapoor Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery and raised over £2 million for the expansion of the Serpentine Gallery by organising their charity auction in partnership with Sotheby's. She was Fair Manager for Frieze Art Fair from its Launch until 2006, Co-Director of Art HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair from 2007-2009 and Fair Director of Art 13-Art15 from 2012 – 2014. She now consults independently and writes for the German Financial Newspaper The Handelsblatt as well as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung as their London art market correspondent.
As an academic, has taken on the leadership of MA Art Market & Appraisal at Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, in September 2017 and also teaches on BA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise at Central Saint Martins, UAL, London. Stephanie holds MAs in Art History from the University of Hamburg and the Courtauld Institute, London; and an MBA (Public Services) from Warwick Business School as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from UAL.
Aindrea Emelife is a 24-year-old art critic, independent curator, art advisor and presenter from London.
Starting at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she completed a BA in History of Art, she has quickly gone on to become a ground-breaking new voice in an art world otherwise steeped in tradition. Having already presented art films for such prestigious institutions as The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hepworth Wakefield Museum, The Dairy Art Centre, The Courtauld Gallery, Waldemar Januszczak and ZCZ Productions, she is currently working on writing and presenting her first full length art documentary. Aindrea is set to become one of the leading on-screen voices for the art world now.
Aindrea debuted her first column for the Financial Times aged 20 years old, and has been published widely and internationally, including articles in the Guardian, BBC Culture, Tatler, Vice, and Country & Town House magazine. In 2018, Aindrea launched her private art advisory, working primarily with emerging artists and private art collections internationally.
Since graduating one year ago Oli Epp has exhibited internationally across Europe and in Australia. He has exhibited at two art fairs, ‘Art Brussels’ in Belgium and ‘Galeristes’ in Paris. He has been awarded the ‘Jealous Art Prize’, the ‘Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship’ at Morley College, the ‘Painter-Stainers Prize’ at CGLAS as well as two travel awards.
He has partaken in a ‘one month’ residency in Madrid with Espositivo along side artist Arno Beck and has two more residencies coming up in Amsterdam and New York. He has also been selected for the Contemporary Visions exhibition at Beers and shortlisted for the Griffin Art Prize.
He currently has his first Solo Show ‘Epiphanies’ on at Semiose Galerie in Paris. And it has just been confirmed that he will be doing his first US solo show in LA at Richard Heller Gallery in March 2019.
Gabrielle du Plooy
Gabrielle is the director of Zebra One Gallery. Zebra One Gallery is a contemporary London art gallery and dealership that has become one of the capital’s leaders in the sale and dealings of art from some of the world’s most well-known artists and photographers. The Gallery is celebrating 40 years in business.
The Gallery in London’s Hampstead village has been established since 1978 and has featured and sold art from some truly remarkable Artists such as Picasso, Francis Bacon, Miro, Chagall, and Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein to name but a few as well as the Photographers, Helmut Newton, Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Robert Capa, Michael Joseph, Gered Mankowitz, Peter Magubane, Robert Mapplethorpe, Philip Townsend, Robert Freeman.
The Gallery whilst still working in the secondary market is focusing now on emerging Contemporary artists as well with artists such as Bartosz Beda, Dain NYC, Hiroshi Sato, Dom Pattinson, Josh Flint, Keith Fletcher, James Rawson and Rebecca Fontaine Wolf, Karl Bryhn, Moritaka Toku Suzuki, Noma, John Wentz.