Coventry’s second Biennial of Contemporary Art will feature work by Northampton-based Dylan Fox and Nottingham-based Ollie Ma’. And we’re delighted that CVAN EM has been instrumental in helping some of this to happen!
Through a practice that is largely dialogical and participatory, Dylan Fox explores the physical, medical, emotional and social aspects of gender transition; specifically the frustration felt with inefficient transgender healthcare pathways. For the second Coventry Biennial, Dylan – who graduated from The University of Northampton in 2016 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art – will expand upon his recent work Strip Curtain, first made for NN Contemporary. He will produce several new versions of this work to be installed at key thresholds throughout Coventry Biennial, each responding to the contexts of the venues, which vary from medieval to modernist buildings as well as local museums and art galleries. Ryan Hughes, founder and artistic director of Coventry Biennial said of Dylan’s part in the event:
“I first met Dylan at the CVAN EM Another World is Possible event in Northampton and was blown away by the strength and ambition of his solo show at NN Contemporary, it’s really exciting to be working with him on a series of site-specific works which are a direct development of the work he made for that show.”
Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art brings critically engaged, high quality contemporary visual art to the city and surrounding area. Celebrating and promoting contemporary art and artists, the festival is equally rooted in the city of Coventry, its history and its future. This year’s biennial, which will run from 4 October to 24 November 2019, is entitled The Twin and comprises a series of exhibitions, events and activities about relationships. Coventry now has 26 twins. The exhibiting artists and groups will all explore themes, ideas and processes which resonate through this international city including translation, collaboration and togetherness while also exploring some of the difficulties presented by globalisation, political inequality and conflict.