Anne Lydiat and Chris Wainwright

A zigzag of color ghosting its way across the water at night
Chris Wainwright
Rib 2, Journey from the shore to Lady of Avenel, lsle of Mull, Scotland, 2013
Inkjet print

Chris Wainwright is an artist and curator and Artistic Director of the What Has To Be Done project. His interests are in photography, performance and installation. Recent solo exhibitions include: We Are All Stars (2016) Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan:
First and Last (2015) Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan: Points of Departure (2014) Fotografins Huis, Stockholm, Sweden; ‘A Catalogue of Errors’ (2013) The Diawa Foundation, London. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘A Small Constellation of Photographic Evidence’ (artist and curator), Chang Art, 798 District, Beijing, China, 2015: ‘Those Who Go East’ White Conduit Projects, London, UK, 2015: ‘Troubled Waters’ (artist and curator), Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013: ‘Between Time and Space’ Heijo Palace, Nara, Japan, 2010, and ’The Moons of Higashiyama’ Kodai-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan, 2009. His work is held in many collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris and The Polaroid Corporation, Boston, USA. He is Professor and Chair of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London and a member of the Board of Directors of the Today Art Museum, Beijing.

Anne Lydiat lives on a boat moored on the River Thames in London. Her drawings record the movement of the boat and the rise and fall of the tides. She also makes photographic and video artworks using the portholes as a lens. Recent exhibitions include: Octet (2016), The Crypt, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, UK; The British Society of Self Deprecation – Part 1, Cheng Center for Contemporary Art, 798 Art District, Beijing, China; Points of Departure, ESTUARY (2016), Tilbury Passenger Terminal, UK; The Power of the Sea: Making Waves in British Art 1790-2014 (2014), Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK. Publications include: WAKE (2016) artist’s book; WITHOUT
II (2016) Mare Liberum – Radical Seafaring (2016) article “The Charting of Absence’, New York, USA; Diamond Leaves (2016) exhibition of Artists’ Books, Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing, China; A MAIDEN’S VOYAGE: artist’s book/ dvd (2015): The Power of the Sea: Making Waves in British Art 1790-2014 (2014), Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK. (Catalogue entry p.139); TROUBLED WATERS, catalogue ESSAY ‘A Place to dream’, Taipei. Taiwan; EXPEDITION, catalogue essay ‘I wonder where you are?’ Bright 9, CCW, London, UK.

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