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Jerwood Survey spans a wide breadth of disciplines and takes a non-institutional approach to selection by inviting leading artists to nominate the most outstanding early-career artists making work today. The artists selected for Survey III are:

Che Applewhaite, Aqsa Arif, MV Brown, Philippa Brown, Alliyah Enyo, Sam Keelan, Paul Nataraj, Ciarán Ó’Dochartaigh, Ebun Sodipo, Kandace Siobhan Walker.

Tour Dates

Southwark Park Galleries, London 6 April – 23 June 2024 (Preview 5 April)
g39, Cardiff, 13 July – 7 September 2024
Site Gallery, Sheffield 27 September 2024 – 26 January 2025
Collective, Edinburgh 28 February – 4 May 2025

Find out more about Jerwood Survey here.

Download the full press release here (Welsh translation here).

Lead image: Ebun Sodipo, Nasty Girl (The Sharpest Girl In Town), 2023 (video). Installation view at Vo Curations, London.


Che Applewhaite

London based Che Applewhaite is an artist, filmmaker, and writer who facilitates critical engagement with ongoing histories borne of territory, ideology, and documentary. His debut short film, A New England Document is currently streaming on the Criterion Channel. His latest short film, I AM THE WORLD, is an official selection of Aesthetica Film Festival 2023. His work has been exhibited internationally at film festivals, museums, galleries, and sites of study. Applewhaite was nominated by Sin Wai Kin.

Aqsa Arif 

Aqsa Arif is an interdisciplinary artist working across film, installation and poetry in which she explores identity disruption, migration and the process of healing through archetypal narratives. As a Pakistani refugee to Scotland, now based in Glasgow, she experienced life with the split of two cultural identities, a polarity underpinning her work. Recently, she was awarded a 15-month residency at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum with UAL’s Decolonising Arts Institute, the RSA Morton Award and Platform: 2023 Early Career Artist Award. Arif was nominated by Alberta Whittle.

MV Brown

Rooted in performance, Glasgow based MV Brown’s practice uses the human body and new technologies to explore tensions across embodied subjectivity, the body as spectacle and socio-techno constructs of gender and sexuality. Their practice builds upon questions around the (non)performance of daily life & identity in a post-internet context. Drawing on cyberfeminist, glitch-feminist and transhumanist approaches; they investigate avatars, prototypes, ‘false-self’hoods and the fallacy of the ‘IRL’. Brown was nominated by Hanna Tuulikki.

Philippa Brown

Philippa Brown lives in Cardiff and is a multidisciplinary artist looking through portals and hovering between enlightenment, fantasy and bogus wisdom. She makes sculptural forms, installations and paintings as a means to explore the ambiguous, magical and sometimes fragile interconnectedness between histories, materials, beliefs and bodies of all kinds. Nostalgia, subcultures and the occult, an undercurrent of playfulness, are the portals through which Brown explores conformity and alternative ways of living. Brown was nominated by Davida Hewlett.

Alliyah Enyo

Glasgow artist Alliyah Enyo’s interdisciplinary practice gravitates towards embodied and meditative processes. She harnesses song, somatics and sculpture to create ‘sonorous myth’ installations and performances. Woven soundscapes materialise taking the form of multi-layered tape loops, collaging her voice, foraged field recordings and memories The work shrouds the audience in a slowed, surreal state revealing the bedrock of her research which investigates myths, folkloric tales or science fiction stories concerning queer ecological perspectives and histories. Enyo was nominated by Hanna Tuulikki.

Sam Keelan

Sam Keelan, based in London, uses his work to tell gay surreal narratives, primarily executed through photography, moving image and writing. These narratives dissect the day-to-day connections to one another — taking ideas around individualism, care and community from the collective consciousness — then transforming benign aspects from these ideas to create queer doppelgängers of dominant middle class ideologies, often reinserted back into domestic spaces. Keelan was nominated by Lindsey Mendick.

Paul Nataraj

Paul Nataraj is a sound artist and researcher and educator, from Blackburn, Lancashire. He is currently working as a Research Associate on ‘Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination (MMPI) project at Loughborough University. His research and sound art practice explores the South Asian diaspora, sound, memory and sonic materiality. His work has been exhibited and played internationally including the British Textile Biennale 2021 and the Kochi Biennale 2022. Nataraj was nominated by Nicola Singh.

Ciáran Ó Dochartaigh

Ciáran Ó Dochartaigh is an artist, researcher and Gaeilgeoir from Derry, living and working sporadically with chronic illness as a legacy of post colonialism. His mixed media practice explores complexities inherent within post-conflict experience and the embodiment of personal loss with the legacy of political violence and lived experience. He has an ongoing research relationship with a family of donkeys, and formerly a group of snails, to explore interspecies relationships, labour and kinship. Ó Dochartaigh was nominated by Locky Morris.

Ebun Sodipo

Ebun Sodipo, based in London, makes work for black trans people of the future. Guided by black feminist study, with a methodology of collage and fabulation, her work locates and produces real and imaginable narratives of black trans women’s presence, embodiment, and interiority across the past, present, and future. In doing this, Sodipo fills in historical gaps to create moments of archival pleasure for black trans people. This work takes place across multiple spaces: galleries, festivals, theatres, digital, and print; in varied forms such as sound, performance, text, installation, video, and sculpture. Sodipo was nominated by Sin Wai Kin and Evan Ifekoya.

Kandace Siobhan Walker

Kandace Siobhan Walker is a writer and artist of Jamaican-Canadian, Saltwater Geechee and Welsh heritage, living in London. Her practice explores the intersections of personal history with wider social movements and systems. Dreams, displacement, belonging, care, community, spirituality and justice are recurring themes in her work. Her writing has appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales and The Guardian and aired on Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4. She is the author of Kaleido (Bad Betty Press, 2022) and Cowboy (CHEERIO, 2023). Walker was nominated by gentle/radical.

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