Royal College of Art School of Arts & Humanities PhD exhibition mentored and curated by Beaconsfield.

Sohaila BaluchMartin BonneyFlora BowdenHannah ClarksonFederico ClavarinoCaroline DouglasDaniel DurninMarisa FerreiraAlexis Pearse FlynnXiangyin GuHengzhi GongAnju Marie KasturirajKahyun LeeCharlie Lee-PotterCarmen MariscalGabrielle MowatFolashade Elizabeth OlukoyaAmy Peace BuzzardMinna PöllänenDamien RoachRoshana Rubin MayhewLinn Phyllis SeegerVarvara Keidan ShavrovaChris/Christina SimonsKatrine SkovsgaardLika Tarkhan-MouraviMessua WolffXiao YuJinya Zhao.

2-10 February 2024

Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm.

Preview: Thursday 1 February 2024, 6-8pm.

‘Chasma’ might refer either to an abyss or a meteor and seems an apt metaphor for the processes of research.

PhD research is required to add to existing knowledge about a topic: to contribute towards filling the breach. Sometimes the new knowledge acts like a meteor shedding light as it travels out into the public space.

We are delighted to welcome back artist-researchers from the RCA’s School of Arts and Humanities in another exhibition mentored by Beaconsfield. Some students return with new works, and many more have not previously exhibited here. The works in this 2024 exhibition are all further steps in the process of excavating new knowledge – new expressions of the untold and yet unseen.

Further insights into the research are offered through performative actions on three days as follows:

Thursday 1 February

Varvara Keidan Shavrova (6.30pm), Gabrielle Mowat (6.45pm), Anju Marie Kasturiraj (7pm) Katrine Skovsgaard (7.30pm).

Saturday 3 February

Sohaila Baluch (12-5pm), Katrine Skovsgaard (4pm).

Saturday 10 February

Roundtable discussion and performances with contributions from Sohaila Baluch (12-5pm), Hannah Clarkson (12-5pm), Alexis Pearse Flynn (12-5pm), Varvara Keidan Shavrova (1pm), Minna Pöllänen (1.30pm), Gabrielle Mowat (2pm), Martin Bonney (2.30pm), Roshana Rubin Mayhew (3.30pm), Katrine Skovsgaard (4pm).

Installation View

Performance Excerpts

Download CHASMA FLOORPLAN with artist statements here.

Stitching the Future Handout – Saturday 10 February 2024 at 2:30pm

Find further information about exhibiting artists here