Sam Curtis is an artist and curator based in London. Collaborating with a range of people from diverse areas of work and life, he develops projects that provoke, question or subvert our ideas around creativity, economy and labour. Building relationships and trust are key to the conversations he fosters; from which unexpected collaborations grow.
For over 10 years he has used his day jobs as platforms or starting points from which to develop practice and projects. This has been a useful way to navigate precarity and has become a vehicle for inhabiting the grey areas and permeable boundaries between art and life.
Informed by two years working as a fishmonger in Harrods, he now runs the Centre for Innovative and Radical Fishmongery, an organisation that explores how fishmongery intersects with art, individuals and society. During a six-year period working in education as an outreach tutor within the homeless sector, he co-founded and facilitated Seymour Art Collective (2009-on-going), a group of artists who have experienced homelessness. He currently work as a curator at the Bethlem Gallery situated within the Bethlem Royal Hospital, the gallery supports artists with lived experience of mental illness.
Sam graduated from Goldsmiths MFA programme in 2008 and has exhibited across the UK, Europe and the USA. His work is represented by Division of Labour.
Anna Berry is a UK artist, most known for creating socially- and politically-conscious pieces, creating large installations, and often working with paper.
More broadly, Anna's work is often concerned with the way cognition shapes reality, and hence how reality differs from what we perceive. This includes toying with politically-charged cultural notions like gender, race, nationality, and religion.
Anna's interest stems from living with a brain that works a little differently, which means she 'quite literally inhabits a parallel world to the rest of humanity.' This different and very particular perspective leads to work that probes and undermines the fabric of reality. Much of her work also relates to outsiderness, the marginalised voice, and disenfranchisement (political and otherwise).