NEWS & ACQUISITIONS: MARCH 2023
The Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery is delighted to share some exciting news about their artists worldwide. The artworks will be displayed in several exhibitions all over the globe. Including artists such as Sverre Malling at the British Museum, Maha Ahmed at the Leighton House Museum, Kimathi Mafafo at the Wereld Museum in Rotterdam, Wawi Navarroza and many others the exhibited pieces will be open for the public due the entire year of 2023.
Portrait of Austin Osman Spare (1886 – 1956) and Englands Rose/ Hourglass for Diana acquired by the British Museum
The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened its doors in 1759. It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge, open to visitors from across the world.The Museum is driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world, a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history, sound research, as well as the desire to expand and share knowledge.
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Solo Exhibition, October 2023
Leighton House Museum
In October 2023 Maha Ahmed will have a solo exhibition at the Leighton House Museum. Leighton House is the former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The museum has been open to the public since 1929.
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Talking Threads Ode to the Maker: Embroidery
7 June – 22 October 2023 at the Wereld Museum, Rotterdam
Talking Threads Ode to the Maker: Embroidery exhibition celebrates the artists and their process of creation while offering a new way of understanding history and the art of embroidery.
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Nominated for Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2023
The LOBA, which is now in its 43rd edition, has long been counted among the most prestigious and highly endowed photo prizes in the world.
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„If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future“ —Selections of Contemporary South African Art from the Nando’s Art Collection, April 2023 at the African American Museum, Dallas, USA
If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future is the eagerly anticipated contemporary art exhibition making its debut at the African American Museum in Dallas in April 2023. Organized by Dallas-based curator Laurie Ann Farrell along with support from The Spier Arts Trust in South Africa, this exhibition highlights more than 50 artists and 68 artworks selected from the Nando’s Art Collection in South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
While individual works have been exhibited globally, this is the first time audiences in the United States will have the opportunity to experience a curated exhibition of masterworks from the Nando’s Art Collection. (Header Image)
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Solo Exhibition, April 2023 at the Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosí, Mexico
The Center for the Arts of San Luis Potosí is part of the National Network of Centers for the Arts, dedicated to the education, production and dissemination of the arts. Its main purpose is to strengthen, expand and update the educational field through comprehensive models, with special emphasis on current artistic manifestations.
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Alexandra Searle Has joined the Gallery Family!
Alexandra Searle (born 1992) is a London-based sculptor. After studying Fine Art at Newcastle University graduating in 2015, she went on to complete an MFA in Fine Art Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2019 where she was awarded the Nancy Balfour Scholarship and the Henriques Scholarship Prize.
Drawing on references to the medical and the mental from her own experiences with anxiety and hypochondria, Searle manipulates and exploits the behaviour of materials in order to physically depict moments of stress, tension and expectation. In 2023 Alexandra Searle received the Gibert Bayes Award by the Royal Society of of Sculptors while in 2022, she was finalist in the ACS Studio Prize as well as the Ingram Prize.