Exhibition

Solopreneur

12 Nov 2016 – 17 Dec 2016

Regular hours

Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00
Friday
12:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free

Kingsgate Project Space

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Kilburn/West Hampstead

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Solopreneur is an exhibition of works from degree shows that took place across the UK this summer.

About

Paola Ciarska, Billy Crosby, Daniela Dyson, Molly Eliza Gough, Jack Greenwell, Kitty Hall, Eleanor Elks Herrmannsen, Sarah Jenkins, Ruth Waters, Jack West, Lauren Williamson, Wuji Ye 

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A solopreneur is defined as somebody who is developing their own personal brand.

They are creators and inventors1, carving out a niche for themselves within their chosen marketplace. Solopreneurs single-handedly seek out the best opportunities. They live and breathe networking – always thirsty for game-changing opportunities. Social media is their best friend.

The term solopreneur rose to prominence in 2010 through its use as a Twitter hashtag2. Since then solopreneur has gained BuzzWord status and has been officially archived online in the Macmillan Dictionary3. Solopreneur nestles chronologically alongside “zenware” and “vape”, with “kimchi” and “hipster” not far behind4.

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The works in this show are disobedient and not necessarily complicit.

They raise questions about trust, authenticity and fakery.

They react to the glossy, slick, frictionless worlds that screens have created.

They embody the habitus of the Millennial Generation.

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1 Quora, Mickler, Russell. 2011. What is the definition of ‘solopreneur’? What makes a ‘solopreneur’ distinguishable from an independent professional, a freelancer, or an entrepreneur?. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-definition-of-solopreneur-What-makes-a-solopreneur-distinguishable-from-an-independent-professional-a-freelancer-or-an-entrepreneur. [Accessed 14 September 2016].

2 Macmillan Dictionary, Maxwell, Kelly. 2013. Solopreneur. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/buzzword/entries/solopreneur.html. [Accessed 14 September 2016].

3&4 Macmillan Dictionary. 2016. BuzzWord archive sorted by date. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/buzzword/recent.html. [Accessed 14 September 2016].

 

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Solopreneur is open THURS - SAT 12-6pm

Curators

Eleanor Davies

Exhibiting artists

Daniela Dyson

Eleanor Elks Herrmannsen

Molly Eliza Gough

Lauren Williamson

Billy Crosby

Jack Greenwell

Sarah Jenkins

Jack West

Wuji Ye

Paola Ciarska

Kitty Hall

Ruth Waters

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