These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent.
GUEST CURATOR: REBECCA WILSON
Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery’s online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 10 years of experience working with emerging artists.
Joe Kennedy founded Unit London in 2013 with fellow co-founder Jonny Burt upon a realisation and first-hand experience of the elitism and restrictions within the art world. Seeking to facilitate a stronger discourse between artists and audiences around the globe, Joe and Jonny redefined the concept of a gallery’s purpose and function to create a model that was culturally relevant to today’s audiences. Since 2013, Unit London has held several spaces across London, moving from pop-up spaces in Chiswick, Covent Garden and Soho, before the launch of the gallery’s flagship 6,000 ft space in the heart of Mayfair, on Hanover Square, in June 2018.
Kaia Charles is a Cultural projects commissioner and curator whose work is rooted in contemporary art practice. Charles has commissioned projects that explore urbanism, digital and cross-cultural visual culture. Before joining Greenwich Peninsula’s cultural team in 2014, she worked with the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Contemporary Programmes section, curating a variety of arts commissions. These included an architectural intervention ‘Seasons through the Looking Glass’ by CJ Lim and Studio 8 architects and a digital commission ‘Bit.Code’ by Julius Popp. A particular area of interest is multiculturalism in urban areas. In 2013, Charles devised and curated the Friday Late Dalston and Peckham takeovers for the V&A and MasterCard. She also co-chaired the V&A’s African Caribbean steering group which worked towards incorporate Afro-Caribbean contemporary art into the V&A’s collections.
Tabish Khan is an art critic specialising in London’s art scene, covering contemporary and historical exhibitions. He visits and writes about hundreds of exhibitions a year covering everything from the major blockbusters to the emerging art scene. Tabish has been visual arts editor for Londonist since 2013. Contributions include reviews, previews, news, experiences and opinion pieces. He is also a regular contributor for FAD with a weekly top exhibitions to see in London and a column called ‘What’s wrong with art’. Tabish is a trustee of ArtCan, a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions.