An image of a black mannequin in a silver jumpsuit with wide ringed legs.


Originally founded in 1997 by Chelsea College of Art and Design graduates Kit Hammonds and Angela Robinson, Xhibit aims to showcase the best emerging creatives from UAL.

What is Xhibit?

Xhibit often functions to provide students their first exhibition experience outside of their college and to this day stands as the longest running exhibition open call opportunity for students at UAL. Students can be at any level and study any discipline to apply. There are no themes or constraints.

The exhibition reflects the diverse range of creativity at UAL and offers those involved a unique chance for collaboration, exhibition and development - championing their work to a wider audience.

Selected Xhibit artists receive personalised feedback from the selection panel, exhibition-making experience, curatorial guidance, installation knowledge, exhibition exposure, professional development, a place in our yearly Xhibit catalogue and critical feedback on your work as well as securing a place in the longest running open call exhibition opportunity for students at UAL.

Kit Hammonds photographed for Warp Magazine by Florian HolzerrImage credit: Kit Hammonds, as featured via warpmagazine taken by Florian Holzerr

Kit Hammonds, co-founder of Xhibit, freelance Curator and tutor on Curating Contemporary Art at RCA.

I was the Vice-President elected for Chelsea College of Art. As I was responsible for the Events, I was keen to do more than just bar and ball kind of activities. Xhibit was started partly in response to the fact there wasn’t much cross-college, or even cross-site, contacts and it seemed sensible to start with the common ground between art and design students, the opportunity to show the work alongside one another irrespective of disciplines, specialisms or stage. It was open to any student.

Xhibit 2023 artists

Karina Abramova | Temitope Adebowale | Nibras Al-Salman | Rihanata Bigey | Adam Cole | Eva Dixon | Ana Flores | Chiara Gandini | Sarah Jane Hender | Natasha Husain | Keyannah Isaacs | Lukas Leisinger | Min Liang | Lauren McNicoll | Scarlett Morrow | Phillip Rhys Olney | Amaya Powers-Fernandez | Amy Powell | Ramakaushalyan Ramakrishnan | Unza Saleem | Ciana Taylor | Ella Trott | Jessica Jennebach Varela | Ajun Yao, Hazel Dong, Yingzi Wu | Shan-Yun Yu | Xuanran Zhou

Xhibit 2023 selection panel

Information coming soon.

Credit: Installation view Xhibit 2022; foreground Tong Shi ‘I love you back’ (2022) and background Pau Aguilo Hernandez ‘Chales and Chair’ (2022) The Koppel Project New Bond Street