The new exhibitionists

Some of art’s biggest names on the rising stars to look out for in 2018

Eddie Chambers, Artist on Larry Achiampong

Larry Achiampong is very much an artist whose practice is in the ascendancy. He was one of the British artists included in 2017’s Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, a selection of which was presented at Wolverhampton Art Gallery earlier this year. Achiampong, who lives and works in London, studied for a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster (2005), followed by an MA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art (2008). He works across a range of media to produce highly engaging, compelling work that resonates with no end of concerns, but often finds itself speaking, cogently, to matters of identity. His work is described as employing ‘imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity’.

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