In Conversation – Samson Kambalu and Emma Ridgway

5 Mar 2020

Regular hours

12:00 – 18:00

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£5 general admission
£3 concessions

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Samson Kambalu in conversation about his work and current exhibition at PEER with Emma Ridgway, Chief Curator at Modern Art Oxford.


PLEASE NOTE: the talk will take place at Hoxton Hall, The Palmer Room. 130 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6SH

Join us for a evening of discussion with Samson Kambalu and Emma Ridgway, Chief Curator at Modern Art Oxford, during which they will discuss Kambalu's practice, latest work and his current exhibition at PEER, Postcards from the Last Century.

About Samson Kambalu

Samson Kambalu (b.1975), an artist, author and academic was born in Malawi, where he attended Kamuzu Academy. He graduated from the University of Malawi's Chancellor College, Zomba, completed his MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, and wrote his PhD at Chelsea College of Art and Design. One of his most well-known artworks is Holy Ball, a football plastered in pages of the Bible. He has shown his work internationally and in 2015 was included in Okwui Enwezor's All the World's Futures at the 56th Venice Biennale. His first book, an autobiographical narrative entitled The Jive Talker or How to Get a British Passport, was published in 2008. Kambalu is represented by Kate MacGarry in London and Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm.

About Emma Ridgway

Emma Ridgway curates exhibitions and creative projects with artists and audiences in order to invigorate fresh thinking on life today. She is Chief Curator at Modern Art Oxford, where she has been leading the artistic programme since 2015. There she led on major exhibitions of artists artists Lubaina Himid, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Hannah Ryggen, Penny Woolcock, Claudette Johnson and projects Kaleidoscope, Future Knowledge, Same Road and City as Studio.

Formerly at the Barbican Centre she initiated experimental education projects such as Arts School Lab, and participatory events such as Brain Waves about neuroscience, as Senior Curator at The RSA she specialised in arts and ecology. At The Serpentine Gallery she organised the first four interdisciplinary Marathon events that platformed leading ideas in art, science and the creative industries, including Experiment Marathon in London and Reyjavik, and she has also worked as an associate curator for Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi.


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