Ain Bailey and Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski
Remember to Exhale, 2020
42 cm x 59.4 cm (unframed)
Edition of 22 + 10 AP's, signed and numbered by the artists
Green text is edition of 22, Blue text is AP edition of 10
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About the edition
Remember to Exhale, a limited edition screenprint has been created to aid concentration and/or be a reminder. Exhalations stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), the artist's aim, to encourage and support the act of relaxation, healing and to aid in the recovery of trauma.
Remember to Exhale is an exploration of what it means as an artist in this moment to produce and create from a place of rest and restoration. The notion of rest has been part of an ongoing transatlantic conversation both artists have been participating in and the piece was created alongside a meditation resource of the same title. The print was produced, with the generous support of world renown, contemporary serigraph artist Aida Wilde’s, at her Hackney based studio.
50% of all sales will be donated to East London Out Project (ELOP). ELOP is a holistic lesbian and gay centre that offers a much needed range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities. http://elop.org
This print edition was produced as part of Studio Voltaire’s Desperate Living C19 programme.
About the Artist
Ain Bailey is a sound artist and DJ. She facilitates workshops considering the role of sound in the formation of identity and recently held a residency at the ICA, London. Exhibitions in 2019 included the group shows: ‘The Range’ at Eastside Projects, Birmingham; ‘RE:Respite’ at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, and ‘And We’ll Always Be A Disco In The Glow Of Love’, a solo show at Cubitt Gallery, London. Last year, Bailey was commissioned by Supernormal and Jupiter festivals to create and perform a new work, ‘Super JR’. Currently, following a commission by Serpentine Projects, she is conducting sound workshops with LGBTI+ refugees and asylum seekers, as well as working on commissions for radio for Deutshlandfunk Kultur and Savvy Contemporary’s new radio station, SAVVYZAAR.
Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski is a Minneapolis/London based, mixed media artist and designer, archivist and organiser. She investigates archives in relation to Black and minority ethnic histories and experiences in Britain and throughout the Diaspora, theorising and sharing her ideas on archives as spaces of therapy. Her current research focuses on the synergies between feminist, queer and (self-)archiving as curatorial and artistic practice. She is currently the archivist for the Rita Keegan Archive Project.
Most recent exhibitions include, Show & Tell, Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths (2015), WARM Guerrillas: Feminist Visions, Minneapolis (2016), Stardate: 02.20.2017, Controlled Burn, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis (2017), Dunkle Energie/Dark Energy: Feminist Organising, Working Collectively, Vienna’s Fine Art Academy, (2019), Mercator: Distortions and Projections in Discovery, The Triangle, University Arts London (2019).
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.