ARCHIVE OF CURATED PROJECTS
September 27th 2019 - January 12th 2020
LIMBO, 2 Bilton Square, High Street, Margate CT9 1EE
Kicking off in September 2019 and running through until January 2020, PLUS ONE features seven LIMBO studio holders + one invited guest artist and is intended to activate the LIMBO project space, encouraging and stimulating growth through collaborative dialogue, discussion, and research development, as well as providing a snapshot of the artists’ developing practice at a particular moment in time. Supported by Margate NOW, part of the Turner Prize season, PLUS ONE is part of a programme guest-curated by Chiara Williams at LIMBO 2018-2019.
SOLO AWARD 2018/19
LONDON ART FAIR: 16 - 20 January 2019
VESTIGES OF SEEING: ILKWON YOON
Chiara Williams Contemporary is proud to present the SOLO Award™ 2018 winner Ilkwon Yoon in Art Projects at the London Art Fair 2019.
Ilkwon Yoon was selected by Sarah Monk (Director London Art Fair), Sarah Martin (Head of Exhibitions, Turner Contemporary), Alistair Hicks (Writer, Curator, former Senior Curator at Deutsche Bank) and Chiara Williams (panel chair and Director Chiara Williams Contemporary).
Read more about: VESTIGES OF SEEING
Read more about: THE SOLO AWARD
'A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE'
8th September – 6 October 2018, Preview Fri 7th September.
A solo exhibition of new work by Chiara Williams, curated by Lucy Howarth at Liddicoat & Goldhill Project Space. This exhibition coincides with Margate Festival 2018, curated by Sacha Craddock, and responds to the festival theme: NOW.
Feb 2017 - May 2018
Margate's very first salon, DRY RUN is an ongoing series of monthly gatherings, in the form of peer-to-peer critiques structured around presentations of work-in-progress; a safe and supportive space in which practitioners can test out new work and ideas and receive feedback and constructive criticism.
DRY RUN hosts intimate evenings numbering no more than 15 participants, for artists, curators, writers and arts professionals. Held in the beautiful Grade II listed Royal York Mansions in Margate Old Town, opposite Turner Contemporary, DRY RUN is always lubricated!
Read more about: DRY RUN and get in touch to get involved.
AT THE VIOLET HOUR
3 Feb - 11 March 2018
Nayland Rock Hotel, Margate
Open 11.00 - 18.00 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Press view: Thursday 1st February time TBC
Preview: Friday 2nd February 7pm til late
National and international artists riff off the ‘inviolable’ voices in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land in the Grade II listed Nayland Rock Hotel. Part of Turner Contemporary's Journeys with 'The Waste Land' programme, 3 Feb - 7 May 2018.
Read more about: AT THE VIOLET HOUR
SOLO AWARD 2017/18
LONDON ART FAIR: 17 - 21 January 2018
IN TIMES OF BRUTAL INSTABILITY: FRANCES RICHARDSON
Chiara Williams Contemporary Art is proud to present the SOLO Award™ 2017 winner Frances Richardson in Art Projects at the London Art Fair 2018. Frances Richardson was selected by Sarah Monk (Director London Art Fair), Robin Klassnik (Director Matt's Gallery), Lisa Le Feuvre (writer, curator, editor, Head of Sculpture Studies Henry Moore Institute, Leeds) and Chiara Williams (panel chair and Director Chiara Williams Contemporary Art).
Read more about: IN TIMES OF BRUTAL INSTABILITY
THE SHIPS ARE ALWAYS THERE
19 - 28 AUGUST 2017
CRATE PROJECT SPACE 1 Bilton Square, Margate, CT9 1EE
Laura Fitzgerald / Phil Illingworth / Jay Rechsteiner / Kyung Hwa Shon
curated by Chiara Williams
Sat 19th – Monday 28th August, open 11am - 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and Bank Holiday Monday 28th August)
Preview: Fri 18th August 6pm onwards
New works by four international artists are brought together in an exhibition that allows for a contemplative convergence of perspectives; trajectories and courses overlap, brief encounters are made, vanishing points are vague, horizons are hazy, but, the ships are always there...more info
AFTERNOON TEA: WORKS ON PAPER
8 - 16 JULY MARGATE FESTIVAL 2017
Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, 4 Royal York Mansions,
The Parade, Margate, CT9 1EZ
Afternoon tea by the sea. A pop-up tea salon and exhibition of works on paper by over 70 local artists as part of Margate Festival. The exhibition will turn a private residence into a temporary gallery, accompanied by intimate afternoon tea sittings. All works are for sale. Free entry to the exhibition, but booking required...more info
SOLO AWARD 2016/17
LONDON ART FAIR: 17 - 22 January 2017
LAY OF THE LAND (AND OTHER SUCH MYTHS): VICTORIA LUCAS
Chiara Williams Contemporary Art will present SOLO Award 2016 winner Victoria Lucas at the London Art Fair 2017 (17-22 January). Victoria Lucas was selected by Sarah Monk (Director London Art Fair), Gordon Cheung (Painter), Francesco Pantaleone (Director FPAC, Palermo, Italy), and Chiara Williams (chair) (Director Chiara Williams Contemporary Art). Victoria Lucas is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.
Read more about: Lay of the land (and other such myths)
THE SOLO AWARD ™
In 2017, CWCA is proud to take over the directorship of the SOLO Award ™ (established by WW in 2012) and will present SOLO Award 2016 winner Victoria Lucas at the London Art Fair 2017.
The SOLO Award is an entirely not-for-profit project, now in its 6th year...read more. The SOLO Award 2017 call for entries will officially launch at the London Art Fair in January 2017.
Read more about: The SOLO Award
THE RED VAN - A NOMADIC SCULPTURE
(July 2015 - October 2016)
The Red Van is a collaborative research project between London gallery Chiara Williams Contemporary Art and Swiss artist Jay Rechsteiner, commissioned by WW Gallery, London.
Read more about: The Red Van.
SOLO AWARD 2015/16
LONDON ART FAIR: 19 - 24 January 2016
THE CITY OF FRAGMENTS: KYUNG HWA SHON
Chiara Williams curated the WW Contemporary Art stand in 2016, presenting the work of Kyung Hwa Shon, who won the SOLO Award 2015.
Read more about: The City of Fragments
A THOUSAND LIVES
(September - October 2015)
A retrospective exhibition presenting the work of Swiss artist, Franzueli Rechsteiner, curated by Chiara Williams & Jay Rechsteiner.
Read more about: A Thousand Lives
WW CONTEMPORARY ART / WW GALLERY
(July 2008 - October 2016)
WW Contemporary Art (aka WW Gallery, Wilson Williams or simply WW) was established in 2008, by artist/curators Chiara Williams and Debra Wilson.
Visit the WW website to view the full archive of exhibitions.
Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams at Venice Biennale 2011, photo by Susie Hamilton