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

Katie Hodson

John Yeadon

Natalie Seymour

Joe Fletcher Orr

James Lomax

The Grantchester Pottery

Emma Ha

Holly Rowan Hesson

Holly Rowan Hesson

Ashish Avikunthak

Emily Speed

Olga Grotova

Hipkiss & Graney

Charley Peters

Ryan Williams

Michael Lightborne

Yelena Popova

Denise Startin

Daniel Sean Kelly

Paul Newman

Gregory Herbert

Terry Atkinson

Kurt Hickson

Matthew Gale

Granby Workshop / Marie Jacotey

Mira Calix

Darryl Georgiou

Martin Green

Duncan Whitley

Edward Clayton

Nicole Mortiboys

Rebekah Tolley

Daniel Salisbury

Bermuda Collective

Marion Piper

Granby Workshop / Assemble

Stuart Whipps

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