Curator of the Senga Nengudi exhibition Laurence Sillars will be in conversation with the Fruitmarket’s Director Fiona Bradley. Come and find out more about the curatorial process behind the current exhibition, organised by and first shown at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. The exhibition emerged out of conversations and collaboration between Laurence Sillars and Senga Nengudi. Through careful research, Sillars unearthed many works that had been unseen since they were first made, asking Nengudi to remake them especially for this exhibition. These include the water compositions, shown again for the first time since the 1960s, and the newspaper installation Bulemia, not seen since its original presentation in 1990. The exhibition also includes a new Sandmining installation, made for the first time at the Henry Moore Institute.
Laurence Sillarsis Head of Henry Moore Institute Programmes in Leeds. He has worked as Chief Curator at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Tate Liverpool, as well as holding roles at the Liverpool Biennial, the Arts Council Collection, the Whitechapel Gallery and the Chisenhale Gallery. In 2007 he curated the first Turner Prize exhibition held outside London, and has produced major exhibitions and projects by international artists that have toured to Europe and North America. He holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.
This exhibition is curated by Laurence Sillars, Head of Henry Moore Institute Programmes and was shown at Henry Moore Institute, Leeds from 21 September 2018 – 17 February 2019.