LUVA Licks: [Inter]Dependence and the artist run space
LUVA Licks is an exhibition and symposium hosted by LUVA Gallery as part of this year’s Artlicks
weekend on Interdependence. The celebration of the gallery’s first anniversary coincides with the event, and we
look back over the shows curated in the space across its first year.
Artlicks Promo Video
Symposium from 11:30am
As part of the event we will also be hosting an informal symposium: How to run a gallery that doesn’t piss off
your neighbours. Addressing key questions that affect artists working in London:
What are the new models of working and self-organising that are needed to survive in London?
How can diverse organisations work together to challenge traditional arts and cultural spaces, specifically
avoiding and countering the effects of gentrification?
How can we ensure that arts spaces create meaningful internships that are not exploitative and give young
practitioners a rounded experience?
Guests will include:
Adelaide Bannerman (b. 1971, London, UK) is a freelance project manager and curator. She has
helped to deliver numerous exhibitions, projects and events for institutions for over 20 years, and currently
works for International Curators Forum. Her independent research interests valorise performative gestures and
engagements with live and visual performance art. She is also interested in exploring, noting and co-opting
movement and improvisatory methods as part of her curatorial practice. Adelaide's Tumblr
Anne-Marie Creamer is a visual artist based in London. Her work experiments with cinematic and
theatrical forms, often linking theatre, painting and cinema.
She is interested in theory and practice that explores the links between theatre, painting and cinema. Her work
experiments with cinematic and theatrical forms using digital film, fiction, drawing, theatre, written films,
filmed staged scenarios, live voice-over, performative lectures or readings, and scripted tours. Creamer’s work
is regularly shown internationally at galleries and museums, including FRAC Bretagne, France; Kunstvereniging
Diepenheim, Netherlands; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Palm Springs Art Museum; Aspex Arts, Portsmouth; Exeter Phoenix
Galley, Exeter; the Royal College of Art and The Drawing Room Gallery, London.
Alex Fefegha is the co-founder and head of making at Comuzi, a design and innovation studio,
working at the intersection of emerging technology and humans. Some of Comuzi’s clients include Nike, ASOS, BBC,
Uber and University of the Arts, London. Alex has been recognised internationally for his work investigating the
ethical implications of AI, alogorithmic bias in regards to race and gender and exploring the future
technological interfaces that we as humans will interact with.
Eduardo Padilha works with found materials and reassembled them to reflect the urban experience
where private and public domain intersect. The appropriation, deployment, and dislocation of the object are the
points of departure as a search for new modes of signification. Since 2006, Padilha has run BalinHouseProjects
(BHP), a non-profit, artist-run space in London SE1. Recent group exhibition We are the centreat Hessel
Museum of Art and We are the (Epi)center at P-Exclamation curated by Paul O’Neill, NY, USA. And solo
exhibition at London Art Fair with InIVA, 2016. Founded BalinHouseProjects in 2006 that is an artist run space.
Publishes books about BHPevents granted by Arts Council of England.
Anna Hart is the co-director of Air Studios. Since 2007 they have partnered with local
authorities, education, housing and community organisations to curate and deliver over four hundred art works
alongside cultural events. They privilege the small scale, the momentary and the local. Air Studio's website