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ex 2011 introduction

ex is an annual exhibition profiling a selection of artists at the beginning of their careers. It is selected from the degree shows of fine art graduates who have formerly completed their foundation course at Leeds College of Art. The exhibition was selected by Sean Kaye, Mick Welbourn and Jenny West after visiting fourteen fine art BA shows during May and June 2011.

Nina Wakeford has been invited to write this year’s catalogue essay. Nina is an artist based in London, who studied anthropology and sociology before starting the Leeds College of Art Foundation Course in 2005. Nina showed in ex in 2009, having graduated from Fine Art at Goldsmiths,University of London. She is currently a student on the MFA at Goldsmiths working in film and installation. Her work was shown at the 2010 Russian Biennial of Young Art and at the 23rd New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, as well as at galleries in London including a screening at the Showroom and a solo show at LimaZulu project space.

Sean Kaye 2011