COMING SOON – Platform Graduate Award 2020

Online Exhibition 12 October – 8 November 2020

Celebrating new artistic talent from across the South East, Platform Graduate Award 2020 is a series of four online solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford by selected BFA graduates from Reading School of Art (University of Reading) and The Ruskin School of Art (University of Oxford). The initiative supports emerging artistic talent to further their practice, and awards one outstanding artist a £2000 bursary and mentoring from a professional artist.

12-18 October | Khadija Cecile Niang (University of Reading)

It’s Not Just Hair

Khadija Niang, It’s Not Just Hair, 2020

Through film, sculptural installation, sound and watercolour, Khadija examines her cultural identity, as a Senegalese woman who has never resided in her home country, and has lived in both Europe and Africa. Exploring her feeling of being disjointed from her culture, her work creates a space for different aspects of her heritage within a European context.

19-25 October | Natalie Sired (University of Reading)


Natalie Sired, BEEFCAKE, 2020

Through poetic prose and film, Natalie’s work challenges patriarchal conventions of women and nature, and the analogous exploitation of both. Drawing parallels between femininity in the human and the non-human, BEEFCAKE subverts the idea of women and nature as object, inspiring reflections on the current state of the environment, and our impact on it.

Texts by Modern Art Oxford, Khadija Niang and Natalie Sired.

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