AboutIn early 2010 curators, Laurence Dujardyn (Brussels) and Tom Trevatt (London) began a transnational discourse regarding the possibility of exchange between their two institutions/projects. Since then, things have changed, relationships forged, discussions had and decisions made. For the month of February 2011 Brussels based artist Filip Gilissen will take residence in London while London based artist Annie Davey will go to Brussels. The result of the residency of both artists will be two exhibitions, one in London's Woodmill and one at Brussels' St Lukas University College of Art and Design. Both Davey and Gilissen's work will appear in each exhibition, effectively extending a two person show over both spaces, both cities and across a period of a few weeks.
The exchange is much more than a transferral of work from one institution to another. Davey will take on Gilissen's studio in Komplot and show her work produced during the residency in St Lukas' gallery, while Gilissen will take on Davey's studio in the Woodmill and show his work in the Project Space there. Davey will also show existing work in the Project Space alongside Gilissen's new work, produced for the residency and Gilissen will show existing work in the St Lukas gallery a week later alongside Davey's new work. Both artists' existing and developing practices will be held up against each other