Thinking Outside the White Cube


In this panel discussion, Lee Baker, Fiona Grady, Marine Tanguy and Adelaide Demoah will discuss the different ways in which they have worked outside of the traditional White Cube gallery setting. With each speaker working within a unique area of the art world, collectively they will provide unique advice into how they have challenged traditional ways of exhibiting artwork, as well as the ways in which they have made their various projects come to fruition.

About the Speakers:

Lee Baker is an artist and co-curator of SKIP Gallery. Since 2017, he and Catherine Borowski have worked on a series of collaborative, site-specific artworks housed in skips on public sites, with their largest and most recent show “Look At This” featuring the likes of Gavin Turk and David Shrigley.

Marine Tanguy has been an advocate for artists since a young age, and managed her first gallery at age 21 and opened her first art gallery in Los Angeles at age 23. After seeing the restrictiveness of the traditional gallery model, Marine launched MTArt Agency in 2015. MTArt is the first talent management agency for influential visual artists worldwide. B Corp certified, MTArt supports artists commercially through brand partnerships and commissions for public spaces, as well as collectors. Marine was awarded Forbes 2018 30 under 30 Europe: Art & Culture and is a finalist for the 2019 NatWest Everywoman Awards. She is a writer and keynote speaker on contemporary art and art investment. Her talks include two TEDx Talks on how to transform cities with art and how social media visuals affect our minds.

Adelaide Damoah is a multidisciplinary artist whose powerful performances have taken place in a range of public spaces, buildings, and festivals alike. Adelaide is represented by MT Art Agency and is a founding member of the BBFA (Black British Female Artist) Collective.

Fiona Grady is an exhibiting artist who has created public commissions in a range of public spaces and institutions, including Walthamstow Wetlands Visitor Centre (2017), Broadgate London (2018), Heal’s Tottenham Court Road Flagship Store (2019), and ITV (2019). She was selected by the Mark Rothko Memorial Trust to receive a bursary and residency at the Mark Rothko Foundation in Daugavpils, Latvia in summer 2019.

This event is part of a series running alongside the exhibition FBA Futures 2020