The Future

6 Oct 2017 – 22 Oct 2017

Event times

Opening Daily 11am - 6pm

Cost of entry

Free Admission

The CET Building

England, United Kingdom


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Group Show at The CET Building


The Future is not a mystical place which can only be occupied by science fiction or speculation. It is a space that we have direct control over, a space where our decisions, actions and proposals are actively build. The inaugural Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art is acutely aware of this. Taking The Future as a starting point from which to consider what this historic city might become in the 21st Century and what role contemporary visual art might play in that transformation, art works in the exhibition showcase visions, impressions and responses to many possible futures. 

The festivals central exhibition is housed in the historic Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, now known as The CET Building. After several years of standing empty thr whole building has been converted into a large-scale gallery space which for the 17 days of the biennial houses installatins, paintings, photographs, moving image works and sculpture by artists from around the world.

Alongside major international, prize-winning practioners, this exhibition has focus on emerging practioners, allowing audiences an insight into what the future of contemporary art may or may not look like. 


Ryan Hughes

Exhibiting artists

Olga Grotova

Kurt Hickson

Matthew Gale

Darryl Georgiou

Mira Calix

Emily Speed

Gregory Herbert

Daniel Sean Kelly

Granby Workshop / Marie Jacotey

Yelena Popova

Rebekah Tolley

Granby Workshop / Assemble

Bermuda Collective

Joe Fletcher Orr

Daniel Salisbury

Katie Hodson

Nicole Mortiboys

Martin Green

Duncan Whitley

Natalie Seymour

Stuart Whipps

Ashish Avikunthak

Holly Rowan Hesson

Holly Rowan Hesson

James Lomax

Hipkiss & Graney

Paul Newman

Charley Peters

John Yeadon

Marion Piper

Ryan Williams

Emma Ha

Michael Lightborne

The Grantchester Pottery

Denise Startin

Terry Atkinson

Edward Clayton

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