IBID PROJECTS is pleased to exhibit the works of Harold Ancart, Rallou Panagiotou and Colin Snapp together for the first time.
Harold Ancart’s works on paper, wall drawings and sculptural installations derive from a principal of immediacy typically associated with conventional drawing. For Ancart, drawing is transitional - the means to open a sculptural field and activate a given physical space. His overall practice is a delicate negotiation between figuration and abstraction, between planning and intuition, balancing the precision of an idea with the poetry of its accomplishment. Preferring to work in-situ, Ancart ultimately allows his intuition to guide his creative process as he engages with and interferes in the structure, proportions, situation and surface of a space. The ephemerality of his materials, which include loose pigments, twine and soot, encourages a reading of his work as a visual time capsule in three-dimensional space. Born in Brussels in 1980, Harold Ancart lives and works in New York and Brussels. Recent shows include Unscene II, Wiels, Brussels, BE (2012); Sous les Palmiers, la plage, La Chaussette, Brussels, BE; Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL (all 2011); and Out of The Box, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, US (2010).
Rallou Panagiotou creates sculptures and drawings. Through repeated acts of mediation, her work examines relations of culture, value and power, scarifying traces of the Modern, the historically validated and the reproduced ephemeral. Her work carries a carefully organised semiology of juxtaposed materials from and spatial arrangements, projecting a hard-edged lyricism. Born in Athens in 1978, Rallou Panagiotou currently lives and works in Glasgow. Recent solo shows include Artists and Engineers, IBID PROJECTS, Remap, Athens, GR (2011); Exaggerate the Classics, IBID PROJECTS, London, UK (2010); Heavy Makeup, AMP, Athens, GR ( 2010); 4X4: Rallou Panagiotou, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2009). Recent group shows include One Person's Materialism Is Another Person's Romanticism, Glasgow International, UK (2012); MONODROME, 3rd Athens Biennale 2011, Athens, GR; Madonna Psycho Slut, Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE (2010); Die Unvollendete, ACC galerie, Weimar, DE (2010); DESTE Prize 2009, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, GR.\
Colin Snapp was born on Lopez Island in 1982 and received a BFA in film making from the San Francisco Art Institute. While attending SFAI, Snapp spent his summers teaching filmmaking seminars in Washington state. He has traveled extensively throughout Central America, Australia, and the Mediterranean working on documentaries on subjects ranging from architecture to immigration while assisting for National Geographic, Maha Productions, and BBC News. Snapp has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Mexico City and Berlin. Recent exhibitions include Discovering Slowness, Tabacka Cultural Center, Kosice, SK; Proyectos Ultravioleta, Foto>30, Guatemala City, GT; Times Square AEO LED Billboard Project, New York, US; Sculpture Center, New York, US; Jericho Ditch, Isle of Wight, US; Colin Snapp / Daniel Turner, Martos Gallery, New York, US, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US and The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, US. He currently lives and works in New York, US.
As part of the summer program IBID is doing a video exchange with PROJECT88, Mumbai, and will be screening video works by Neha Choksi, Tejal Shah, Rohini Devasher, Sarnath Banerjee and Baptist Coelho throughout the summer.