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OFFSHOOT ARTS | CONTEXT ART MIAMI

Offshoot Arts are delighted to participate in this year's Context Art Fair in Miami.  We are exhibiting a solo presentation by Colombian artist Santiago Montoya.  The fair opens on 30 November and runs until 5 December 2021.

More details to follow.

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SANTIAGO MONTOYA LIMITED EDITION PRINT LAUNCH

Offshoot Arts are pleased to announce a collaboration with California based fine art studio Magnolia Editions and contemporary art gallery Espacio El Dorado in Bogota, Colombia.  We are delighted to launch two new limited edition prints created by Santiago Montoya. 

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ARTIST SANTIAGO MONTOYA

Offshoot Arts are delighted to work with Santiago Montoya and assist with managing sales and enquiries, promoting and selling his work and forging new opportunities.  Santiago's works are featured on the Offshoot Arts Artsy page for additional exposure and sales opportunity. 

Santiago Montoya lives and works in Miami, USA.  Montoya’s practice expresses a multitude of ideas exploring the notion of value.  The works generate a discourse on nationalism, commodities and the universal consequences of the production and distribution of wealth.  Montoya’s works combine a wry humour and acute insight on a global subject that affects us all, and the inherent systems and structures that we live by.

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ARTIST ALISON JACKSON

A showcase of the critically acclaimed and highly stylised scenes created by infamous British artist and photographer Alison Jackson at exclusive members club Home House.  Alison Jackson is a Bafta and multi award winning artist who explores the cult of celebrity and the phenomenon of fake news, where the line between fantasy and reality blurs.  A special talk with the artist was presented for Home House members to accompany the exhibition, exploring the inner workings and inspiration for her practice.

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FRIEZE MASTERS | GALLERY OF EVERYTHING

The Production Manager for the Gallery of Everything's ambitious three venue installation for Frieze week 2018.  Responsibilities included the planning, coordination and management of three exhibitions, including the gallery exhibition, Frieze Masters & 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House simultaneously.

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BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
SIMON FREDERICK | NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

A consultant for artist and director Simon Frederick's seminal and historic exhibition 'Black Is The New Black' at the National Portrait Gallery in 2017.  The exhibition featured 40 portraits of exceptional figures, highlighting and celebrating Black British achievement in the UK.  The portraits were made during Frederick's critically acclaimed documentary 'Black Is The New Black' which aired on BBC2 in 2016.  Assistance in the acquisition of all 40 portraits into the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.

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AFTER EDEN EXHIBITION | HERRICK GALLERY

Presented & curated group exhibition 'After Eden' for Herrick Gallery's programme in 2018.  The exhibition celebrated the diversity and richness of the natural world and hinted at its fate and potential decline at the hands of man.  We carefully curated a collection of artists that explore these concepts, investigating the complex relationship between man and nature and the potential consequences of the human pursuit for knowledge and power.  'After Eden' uses the fall of man after his banishment from paradise as a starting point for a broader discussion about the state of the world we live in today.  Artists included Anouska Beckwith, Orlanda Broom, Kristjana Williams and Marc Quinn.

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DEBUT UK PERFORMANCE BY CHINESE ARTIST LIU BOLIN

The first live UK performance by artist Liu Bolin at Saatchi Gallery in 2017.  Whilst the artist's iconic photographic artworks are much acclaimed and collected, this was the first time that Bolin's work was showcased as a time-based performance.  The artist painstakingly posed in front of a specially produced backdrop, while a carefully trained team gradually painted him into the background by hand and in situ.  The team of painters meticulously emulated the complex background and painted over the entirety of the artist, until he was completely camouflaged.  This mesmerising performance garnered huge press attention, including Sky Arts TV, London Live TV, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Evening Standard amongst others.

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TOTEM: SACRED BEINGS & SPIRIT OBJECTS EXHIBITION
SAATCHI GALLERY

Commissioned to curate an international group exhibition at START art fair at Saatchi Gallery in 2017.  The exhibition investigates the spiritual connotations of the totem as an object invested in ritualistic dimensions.  The eclectic selection of artists each took a disparate approach to the notion of the sacred in their practices.  Participating artists included Anida Yoeu Ali, David Batchelor, James Hopkins, Lorenzo Vitturi, Saad Qureshi and Yarisal & Kublitz.

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TALK WITH LIU BOLIN & NEW YORK TIMES

To accompany Liu Bolin's first UK performance in London, we presented and organised a talk for visitors in collaboration with The New York Times.  With the culture writer Farah Nayeri from NYT, the artist discussed his performance and the concept of his 'invisible man'.  The talk gave a fascinating insight into the process of creating his photographs, and the stamina and endurance needed to be painted for hours, blending into his chosen, and often poignant, backgrounds.

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ARTWORK PLACEMENTS | MAYFAIR

We have worked with a number of prestigious locations in London, including Time & Life Building, Berkeley Square House and Portman Square, on a series of sculptural displays.  This provided great exposure for the artists and enhanced and elevated the environment.

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FASHION DESIGNER VANESSA GOUNDEN & BROWNS LONDON ART WEEKEND

A unique art and fashion collaboration with Malaysian artist Anne Samat and fashion designer Vanessa Gounden.  We exhibited Samat's 'Domestic Goddess' sculpture at Vanessa Gounden's Mayfair boutique, as part of Browns London Art Weekend (now Mayfair Art Weekend).  By connecting the artist and fashion designer we created an absorbing art-viewing experience in an alternative context, generating footfall and exposure for both parties.

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AUTISTICA EXHIBITION | FRIEZE LONDON & DEUTSCHE BANK

In conjunction with Frieze Art Fair, leading autism research charity Autistica approached us to help curate and organise an exhibition 'An Infinitely Beautiful Mind' to raise funds for the charity.  We drew on our large network of artists to select artworks that celebrated and explored an alternative way of seeing and experiencing the world.  The artists shared a collective desire to represent human experience through detailed and highly laborious artistic techniques. 
Supported and endorsed by Deutsche Bank as their 'Charity of the Year' in 2016, we also organised and hosted a private event for charity patrons and special guests of Deutsche Bank.

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FUTURE ISLAND EXHIBITION | SAATCHI GALLERY

Commissioned by START Art Fair 2016, we curated an exhibition at Saatchi Gallery showcasing a diverse selection of engaging artworks produced by emerging artists from Taiwan.  'Future Island' captured the forward-thinking and unique identity of this vibrant contemporary art scene in Taiwan.  The exhibition was officially opened by Nigel Hurst, former CEO of Saatchi Gallery, Niru Ratnam, START Fair Director, David Ciclitira, Founder of START, and Director Wang, from the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan.

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LUXURY MEMBERS CLUBS

Connecting our extensive network of artists with prestigious members clubs in London, we have created a number of engaging and dynamic exhibitions for members and visitors.  These carefully curated exhibitions have resonated with the ethos and style of each location.  In addition to enhancing the clubs' environment and engaging members, this also gives artists a great opportunity for profile-building, exposure and sales.

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FASHION DESIGNER MATTHEW WILLIAMSON & ARTISTS TSAI & YOSHIKAWA

An exciting installation by artists Tsai & Yoshikawa was launched at leading fashion designer, Matthew Williamson's flagship store in Mayfair.  The artists' signature bold use of colour, pattern, form and structure perfectly complemented the fashion designer's SS15 collection.