Somerset House Studios announces Studio 01 – a new exhibition series presenting residency artists

A new Somerset House Studios exhibition series presenting the work of three early career visual artists opens in March 2024, developed as part of an 18-month residency supported by Jerwood.

The Studio 01 artists are enorêLeila Dear and Ufuoma Essi. The exhibition features the artists’ specific thematic approaches, part research and part inquiry from sculpture to moving image to paintings and drawings.

enorê’s hybrid 3D ceramics and screens wall-based works expand on their research into embodiment, virtuality and care for an intangible other, referring to Tamagotchis as a starting point. Leila Dear’s sculpture and wall piece examine archival materials, the relationship between body and environments, patterns and structures. Lastly, Ufuoma Essi will present a new moving image work around her research and experiments with Super8 film that explores the relationship between materiality, land, isolation and displacement.


December 13, 2023
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