Run by Arts SU, Xhibit 2019 is open to all students, studying at any level, across all disciplines. With no set brief – artists are free to explore any topic and express it through any medium. The result is a compelling collection of work, featuring 27 artists from across all of UAL’s six world-leading colleges.
From a ceramic installation that responds to the notions of anti-blackness; to an interactive installation that addresses the phenomenon of manspreading; and a mixed media and photograph piece that pokes at the absurdity of parliament – Xhibit 2019 artists collectively challenge the current political landscape and provoke audiences in true UAL style.
Xhibit 2019 –cements UAL’s place as Number 2 in the world for Art and Design in the 2019 QS World University Rankings® by Subject.
An expert panel of industry professionals selected works based on quality, creativity and the strength of voice.
Executive Editor of Bustle UK, Charlotte Owen said:
I'm so excited to have joined the judging panel for Xhibit 2019. UAL has a reputation for producing some of the world's most talented creatives, and I can't wait to share the talent coming up through the pipe line.
Xhibit artists 2019 will each receive:
Place in the Xhibit 2019 exhibition at Koppel Project Central Gallery
Place on the Xhibit 2019 Professional Development Day
A Student Art Pass from the Art Fund*
Tailored industry advice session
[*Thanks to the generous support of Eric and Jean Cass.]
Event details: Xhibit 2019
26 April – 11 May 2019
The Koppel Project Central Gallery
49-50 Poland Street
London W1F 7ND
Xhibit 2019 selection panel
Charlotte Owen: Executive Editor of Bustle UK and Xhibit’s official media partner. Bustle UK will also select a Vision Award winner amongst Xhibit artists.
Resh Sidhu: UAL Honorary Doctorate and AKQA Creative Director, Resh brings her wealth of digital expertise to the judging panel.
Annie-Marie Akussah: Arts SU’s 2018-19 Activities Sabbatical Officer Annie represents the professional development and opportunities offer for the student body. Annie was selected for both Xhibit in 2018 and New Contemporaries in 2019.
Emma Noble: a practicing designer with a demonstrable history having been commissioned by KFC, Ben and Jerrys and music venue Ghost Notes / Wild Flower at Peckham levels.
Annie Warburton: CEO at Cockpit Arts advocates on behalf of our large and extensive maker community at UAL bringing her knowledge of supporting emerging artistic practice.
George Vasey: Wellcome Collection Curator supporting the Fine Art offer of the exhibition.
Xhibit 2019 artists:
Dimitris Agapiou | Bunmi Agusto | Maria Bendixen | Shannon Bono | Sophie Conroy | Ninja D. Evangelista | Jo de Banzie | Casper Dillen | Emma Drye | Alexandra Falade | Joy Fubini | Karolina Gliniewicz | Penny Hartley | Dana Hong | Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee | Sara Lopes | Barbara Majek-Oduyoye | Sahar Mangal | Aikaterini Mimikou | Rafael Morales Cendejas | Emma Morgan | Lucy Neish | Charlotte Pannell | James Prapaithong | Weronika Szymanek | Huiping Yang | Zhihui Zhang