Independent Arts Festival | Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
In Sint-Niklaas, Belgium? Then you can check out some of my work on show as part of Independent Arts Festival 2014. The show runs from tomorrow, 25th April to Sunday 27th. There are tons of great artists involved, such as WKinteract and You Are Beautiful project. For more info, visit:
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FROM THE STREETS | .M CONTEMPORARY | SYDNEY
If you are in Sydney, check out the 'From The Streets' show at .M Contemporary gallery. It features some of my work, alongside international and Australian-based artists. The show opens 22nd March and runs until 27th April 2014. For more information, see the gallery's facebook page:
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SLINKACHU | GLOBAL MODEL VILLAGE | ISTANBUL
A solo show of my work, featuring large photographs from my Global Model Village series, will be held at HallArts/The Sofa in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 2-9 November. The show is in conjunction with Andipa Gallery and Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair. Entry is free.
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Why is it so hard to find a job?
I've just got back from Paris where I was helping to promote ReAct Paris, a conference organised by the European Parliament to tackle the problems of unemployment in Europe, particularly youth unemployment, which in some parts of Europe stand close to a miserable 30%.
I was leaving miniature workers hidden around the streets of Paris and asking the question "Why is it so hard to find a job?"
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STROLL | New print release
Andipa Gallery have released a new print of my work Stroll.
"Stretching alongside the banks of the Moscow River, Gorky Park is one of the most celebrated places in Moscow, Russia. A rare urban retreat in the heart of an overcrowded and congested city. Built in 1928, this park holds entertainment for tourists and Muscovites alike and was the location for Slinkachu's exciting work Stroll."
20 Years of War Child exhibition
I have recently created some new work for War Child, the charity who support children affected by war around the world. The three installations were made for 20 Years of War Child, a new exhibition celebrating 20 years of the charity's work. The show is being staged at The British Music Experience museum of popular music at the O2 in London, and will feature my works alongside photography and album artwork showcasing War Child's long-running collaboration with the great and good of the...
New book out now!
My new book Global Model Village: The International Street Art of Slinkachu is out now in the UK, USA & Germany (under the title Kleine Leute in der Weiten Welt ). Pick it up from all good book shops, some bad book shops and online here.
London and NYC solo shows
To coincide with the international launch of my new book, Andipa Gallery are staging both a London and New York show of my work. The London show will open to the public on 27th September at Andipa Gallery and will run for a month until 27th October. The NYC show will run from 3rd to 7th October. You can find more details of both shows over the coming...
New book anouncement
I am currently ramping up for my new show, Global Model Village, which opens September 27th at Andipa Gallery in London and features a mix of installations placed in different cities around the world over the past couple of years.
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YOU ARE HERE: Slinkachu in 2018 Antwerp
YOU ARE HERE - If you are in Antwerp, you can currently see some of my work on display at a temporary gallery at Lange Lozanastraat 101b. And 4th-5th May I will be in Antwerp myself, specifically 2018 area, leaving some installations on the streets for you to track down. You can find more info here http://www.dna.be/slinkachu and sign up to the event's facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/Slinkachu.2018Antwerpen
East Wing x show
I am taking part in The Courtauld Institute of Art's East Wing X: Material Matters show. This opens from the 21th January at the Institute in Somerset House in London - but being a working college it is only open to the public on the last Saturday of each month. If you want to catch the show though, it runs until June 2013, which should give you plenty of opportunity. I have a...
Misfortunates book cover
I've made a book cover for Dimitri Verhulst's book The Misfortunates. It's the first commissioned book cover that I've done and the book is great - it reads like a Belgian version of Shameless, but with more heart. The installation wasn't left on the street like I usually would as I had to shoot a few versions of the cover, but fear not - I am in Antwerp in May, where...
German solo show
I have a new show opening in Ludwigsburg, Germany, titled The Big City. It will feature existing images and installations as well as new work shot on the streets of Berlin, Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg. The show runs from 23rd October - 27th November at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg.
New badges and show catalogue
Concrete Ocean solo show
My new solo show Concrete Ocean opens 3rd March at Andipa Gallery in London, with a private view on the evening of the 2nd. The show will feature a mix of new images and gallery installations. I will be updating my blog with new images leading up to the show, so be sure to check it out. In the meantime you can learn more about Concrete Ocean over at the Andipa site.
Dutch book launch
A revised and updated Dutch edition of my book is now available titled 'Big Bad City' through Lebowski. You can currently purchase it through the publishers webshop.
Fame Festival 2010
I've been over to Italy again for Fame Festival, this time working on some installations with sound. Check out the Fame Festival site here.
Extraordinary Measures Show
My work is part of a new show opening May 1st at Belsay Hall, Northumberland. Titled 'Extraordinary Measures', the show features features work by Ron Mueck, Tessa Farmer, Mat Collishaw and many others. The show runs until 26th September. You can find out more here.