Showcasing the best emerging creatives from UAL, Xhibit is your chance to get your work noticed by an expert panel of creative industry professionals.
Open to all current students, you can be at any level and studying in any discipline to apply. There are no themes or constraints.
If your work is selected for inclusion, you’ll attend a professional development programme and receive bespoke advice from industry experts.
This year’s Xhibit artists will also each receive a Student Art Pass from the Art Fund, thanks to the generous support of Eric and Jean Cass.
Applications for Xhibit 2020 will open in early-mid December 2019.
We are pleased to announce for 2019 our selected students are:
Dimitris Agapiou | Bunmi Agusto | Maria Bendixen | Shannon Bono | Sophie Conroy | Ninja D. Evangelista | Jo de Banzie | Casper Dillen | Emma Drye | Alexandra Falade | Joy Fubini | Karolina Gliniewicz | Penny Hartley | Dana Hong | Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee | Sara Lopes | Barbara Majek-Oduyoye | Sahar Mangal | Aikaterini Mimikou | Rafael Morales Cendejas | Emma Morgan | Lucy Neish | Charlotte Pannell | James Prapaithong | Weronika Szymanek | Huiping Yang | Zhihui Zhang
Friday 26th April - Saturday 11th May
The Koppel Project Central Gallery
49 - 50 Poland Street
London, W1F 7ND
Images from the 2019 exhibition can be located here.
Annie-Marie Akussah is our current Activities Sabbatical Officer responsible for directing and overseeing a range of developmental events and activities for students during their time at University of the Arts, London. A recent Wimbledon graduate Annie comes to the Xhibit selection panel with an acute understanding of student-led artistic practice and projects. Born in Ghana - Annie moved to East London when she was 14 a poignant aspect of her life which she has unpacked through her artistic practice as a painter. 2018 saw Annie selected for Xhibit, awarded the Refinery29 Vision Award and selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries amongst many other achievements. She is a practicing artist alongside her sabbatical work and enjoys basketball in her spare time. More info
Emma Noble is a Multidisciplinary Designer with a demonstrated history of working within many areas of the design industry. Her work has covered a large range of areas from brand communications, brand identity, advertising, typography and set design. She has worked with a variety of global brands from KFC and Ben & Jerry's through to smaller up and coming brands such as South Londons newest music venue & canteen Ghost Notes / Wild Flower (Peckham Levels). Having previously studied at Chelsea, Noble has moved on to become a guest lecturer at the university with her collaborator Sophie Heath with whom she has recently launched Noble & Heath Studio. More info
Charlotte Owen is the Executive Editor of Bustle UK. Previously an editor in Vanity Fair's London office, where she worked across digital and special projects, her writing has appeared in 'Vogue,' 'The Independent,' and 'Country and Townhouse.' Originally from Birmingham, Charlotte is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where she studied History and English Literature. She is now most likely to be found nose down in a book, dragging friends to a new art exhibition, or in the pub. More info
Resham Sidhu is a multi award winning Creative Director at AKQA London. She stands as a globally prominent creative force and thought leader in the realms of digital innovation, virtual reality and immersive media. As an early proponet of virtual reality Sidhu was crucial in establishing the Occulus Rift head set. She has since gone on to lead her team at AKQA creating a huge variety of work for clients including Nike, Google, Volvo, PlayStation, HBO, Universal Studios, Nickelodeon and Samsung. Most recently Sidhu was named a Top 50 creative leader by Creative Review, and voted one of the World’s Most Creative Women in The Drum, earning her the title ‘Queen of VR’. Sidhu received an Honorary Docterate by UAL in 2018. More info
George Vasey is a curator at the Wellcome Collection. He was curator of Turner Prize 2017 at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull and has previously worked for a host of organisations including; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Newcastle University and NGCA, Sunderland. Recently curated exhibitions include 'The Everyday Political' at CGP, London (2018), ''These Rotten Words' Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2017) and 'Potholes: Eric Bainbridge Drawings 1981 - 2016' at Workpace Gallery, London (2016). His writing has appeared in Art Review, Art Monthly, Frieze and Mousse magazine. More info
Annie Warburton is CEO at Cockpit Arts, award-winning studios for leading designers and makers. Annie joined Cockpit in November 2018 after five years as Creative Director at the Crafts Council, where she directed exhibitions for Design Miami / Basel, Miami Art Week, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, and Collect at the Saatchi Gallery. In 2016 she co-launched and directed Real to Reel – the Craft Film Festival at Picturehouse Central, now in its third edition. Previously, as Head of Partnerships at Creative Skillset, she pioneered apprenticeships in media, fashion and textiles with the BBC, Channel 4, Mulberry and the British Fashion Council. She writes and presents on craft, art and design in the UK and internationally, and is an Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge. More info
Any questions, please contact Sophie Risner Events and Exhibitions Coordinator.