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Navigating Proximities: Ana Kazaroff & Alicia Reyes-McNamara - Opening / First Thursday

  • A/side-B/side Gallery 352 Mare Street London, England, E8 1HR United Kingdom (map)

Navigating Proximities: Ana Kazaroff & Alicia Reyes-McNamara

London, U.K. - b.Dewitt gallery project presents their debut exhibition Navigating Proximities: Ana Kazaroff & Alicia Reyes-McNamara. b.Dewitt is a new responsive, itinerant project working alongside and in conversation with artists whose practice engages with social and political considerations

Latinx (Latin American heritage) artists Ana Kazaroff and Alicia Reyes-McNamara have found inspiration in memory, science fiction and folk cultures.  Deeply influenced by their Latin American upbringings, both artists explore identity making through the incorporation of personal and cultural experiences

For this exhibition, we have commissioned Kazaroff and Reyes-McNamara to create new works.  Some of these works reflect the artists’ positionalities as immigrants from the Latin America diaspora, as Latinx, and as females/femmes living within their own culture and greater society. The exhibition loosely highlights the artists’ experiences of ‘colourism’ and the anxieties around the idea of ‘white passing’

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events exploring identity politics with a diverse range of audiences. 

Further information

Ana Kazaroff - Argentina b. London based.  She received the 2017-19 Woodwork Fellowship with the City & Guilds of London School. In 2017 Kazaroff’s work was exhibited at Deptford X and Pipeline Projects. Her work was included at the Griffin Gallery group exhibition Do Re Mi Fa So La in 2018. Kazaroff holds an MA in Fine Art from the City & Guilds of London Art School

Alicia Reyes-McNamara - Mexican-American b. London based. Her work has been included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016. She was the the South London Gallery Graduate Resident 2016-17 where she exhibited new work ‘Nowhere Else’.  She is on the Peer Forum Opportunity at Camden Arts Centre and 2018 Communal Knowledge Program at The Showroom. Reyes-McNamara was awarded the 2018 Kiosko, Bolivia residency via Gasworks and Triangle Network.  Reyes-McNamara holds an MFA from University of Oxford Ruskin School of Art


b.Dewitt acts as a gallery, agency and curatorial project to support the practices of artists working with social and political questions. b.Dewitt are cultural producer Ashleigh Barice and curator Teresa Cisneros

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Event hosted by our friends at A/Side-B/Side Gallery 

'First Thursdays' is a group of East London galleries choosing to open late on the first Thursday of every month to encourage people to come and look at their shows after work. The Whitechapel Gallery provides maps and tours to support these events

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