Expectations

Leda Bourgogne, Daiga Grantina, P Staff, Jessica Vaughn, with a poem by Pedro Neves Marques

28 February  –  25 July 2020 (extended)

Unit 4 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6JU

 

Emalin is pleased to present Expectations, a group exhibition with Leda Bourgogne, Daiga Grantina, P Staff and Jessica Vaughn, accompanied by a poem by Pedro Neves Marques. The exhibition brings together a group of artworks that consider ideas of embodiment in fraught spaces where language often fails and where realities of regulation and control structure life.

 

Leda Bourgogne (b.1989 in Vienna, AT) lives and work in Berlin. She studied Fine Arts with Judith Hopf at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, DE, and in 2017 she was awarded the Städelschule Graduation Award. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Fragile (Berlin, DE, 2020) & QBBQ’S (Berlin, DE, 2020). Current exhibitions include Dead Heat, Braunsfelder (Cologne, DE, 2020). Recent exhibitions include Kreislaufprobleme, curated by Anna Gritz, Croy Nielsen (Vienna, AT, 2019); Skinless, BQ (Berlin, DE, 2018) and Leda Bourgogne with Ida Ekblad, Kunstverein Braunschweig (Braunschweig, DE, 2018).

 

Daiga Grantina (b. 1985 in Riga, LV) lives and works in Paris. Following her BFA at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, she completed her MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, DE. Current exhibitions include What Eats Around Itself, New Museum (New York, NY, US, 2020). Recent exhibitions include Saules Suns, Latvian Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale (Venice, IT, 2019); Toll, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, FR, 2018);  GIVE UP THE GHOST, Baltic Triennial 13, Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius, LT, 2018); Pillars Sliding off Coat-ee, Kunstverein Hamburg (Hamburg, DE, 2017) and Grotto from Glammar, Galerie Joseph Tang (Paris, FR, 2016).

 

P Staff (b. 1987, Bognor Regis, UK) lives and works in Los Angeles and London. In 2009, they completed a BA in Fine Art Practice and Critical Contemporary Theory at Goldsmiths College, London, UK. Recent exhibitions include On Venus, Serpentine Galleries (London, UK, 2019); The Prince of Homburg, Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin, IE, 2019), and Dundee Contemporary Arts (Dundee, UK, 2019); Made in LA, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA, US, 2018); Weed Killer, MOCA, (Los Angeles, CA, US 2017); Foundation, Spike Island (Bristol, UK, 2016) and Chisenhale Gallery (London, UK, 2015).

 

Jessica Vaughn (b. 1983, Chicago, IL, US) lives and works in Brooklyn. In 2011, she received her MFA in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, PA, US. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Kissing Through a Curtain, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, (North Adams, MA, US, forthcoming 2020); In Polite English One Disagrees by First Agreeing, Dallas Contemporary (Dallas, TX, US, 2019); Feelings, Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich, DE, 2019); Exit Strategy, Emalin (London, UK, 2018); Receipt of a Form, Martos Gallery (New York City, NY, US, 2017); Material Deviance, Sculpture Center (New York, NY, US, 2017) and Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum (New York, NY, US, 2015).

 

Pedro Neves Marques (b. 1984, Lisbon, PT) lives and works in New York. He holds a MA in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths, London, UK, and a BA in Fine Arts from University of Lisbon, PT. Recent exhibitions include Becoming Male in the Middle Ages, Castello di Rivoli (Turin, IT, 2019); It Bites Back, Gasworks (London, UK, 2019); Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, CA, 2019) and A Mordida, Pérez Art Museum of Miami (Miami, FL, US, 2018).

Installation view, Expectations, Emalin, London, February 2020
Installation view, Expectations, Emalin, London, February 2020
P Staff, The Appetite, 2019, aluminium, various materials, 40 x 800 x 40 cm (detail)
P Staff, The Appetite, 2019, aluminium, various materials, 40 x 800 x 40 cm (detail)
Leda Bourgogne, Such Queer Moons We Live In, 2018, fishnet tights, thread, fineliner, oil on fabric, 185 x 140 x 2.7cm
Leda Bourgogne, Such Queer Moons We Live In, 2018, fishnet tights, thread, fineliner, oil on fabric, 185 x 140 x 2.7 cm (detail)
Leda Bourgogne, Skinless, 2018, bleach, lipstick, thread on fabric, 195 x 130 x 2.7cm
Leda Bourgogne, Skinless, 2018, bleach, lipstick, thread on fabric, 195 x 130 x 2.7 cm (detail)
Leda Bourgogne, Gum, 2020, pen on chewing gum, dimensions variable
Leda Bourgogne, Gum, 2020, pen on chewing gum, dimensions variable (detail)
Leda Bourgogne, Gum, 2020, pen on chewing gum, dimensions variable (detail)
Installation view, Expectations, Emalin, London, February 2020
Jessica Vaughn, South Beach Blue No.389, 2017, fabric scraps procured from manufacturer (09/2015-11/2016) on plexi, 153.6 × 74.9 × 1.2 cm; Jessica Vaughn, Boomer Blue No. 340, 2017, fabric scraps procured from manufacturer (09/2015-11/2016) on plexi, 153.6 × 92.7 × 1.2 cm
Installation view, Expectations, Emalin, London, February 2020
Daiga Grantina, Stanna, 2020, fabric, felt, plastic, wood, ink, screws, 154 x 115 x 41cm
Installation view, Expectations, Emalin, London, February 2020
Patrick Staff, The Appetite, 2019, aluminium, various materials, 40 x 800 x 40cm
Pedro Neves Marques, Expectations, 2019, screenprint on cotton paper, acrylic frame, 63 x 45 x 2cm
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