Project history

B+B Project History:

B+B Projects


Reunion: Meeting points for critical art practices from the South East Europe and the UK
Various venues, UK / Croatia / Romania / Kosovo

Notion Nanny: A touring project by Allison Smith developed with B+B
Grizedale Arts, Cumbria / Studio Voltaire, London / Craftspace Touring, Birmingham

Real Estate: Art in a Changing City (as part of London in six easy steps)
With alsopp&weir, Polly Braden, Lottie Child, Phil Coy, Shezad Dawood, Hewitt and Jordan, Loraine Leeson
ICA, London, UK

Tracing Change: Critical Art and Urban Regeneration
With public works, Somewhere, David Cross, Jason E Bowman, Cameron Cartiere and Lucy Kimbell
Tate Britain, London, UK

B+B Meeting Point (as part of Collective Creativity curated by WHW)
With OFFMO, Cornford and Cross, Yoke and Zoom, public works, Hewitt and Jordan
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany


Trading Places – migration, representation, collaboration and activism
With Zeigam Azizov, Ursula Biemann, Phil Collins, Petja Dimitrova, Esra Ersen, Adla Isanovic, Sejla Kameric, Klub Zwei, Martin Krenn, MAIZ, Lisl Ponger, Social Impact, Big Hope, Tadej Pogacar, Photoinsight, Szuper Gallery, Wochenklausur, Moira Zoitl
Pump House Gallery, London, UK

B+B Archive (as part of Soft Logics)
Künsterlhaus, Stuttgart, Germany


Brand New Letchworth
The Place Arts Centre, Letchworth Garden City, UK

B+B at Home
With Halt+Boring, Tadej Pogacar, Siggi Hofer, Artpool and Helmut and Johanna Kandl
Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK

Art of Survival: London Artists Travel to Prague
With Ella Gibbs, Alasdair Hopwood, Paula Roush, Sean Parfitt and Barry Sykes.
Czech Centre, London, UK and National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic


Talk Show (as part of Critical Mass)
With Anna Best, Kathrin Böhm and Andreas Lang, Maurice O’Connell and Amy Plant
Smart Museum, University of Chicago, USA

B+B Workshops / Discussions


Reunion, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK

Saturday Swap Shop, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany


Trading Places: contemporary art, migration and change, European Social Forum, London, UK

Schools as a site for exchange, experimentation and intervention, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

Archive Alive! Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany

Graphomania, Library of Unwritten Books, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK


Why do artists hang around in parks bothering people? Pump House Gallery, London, UK

Generosity Projects, California College of Art and Crafts, San Francisco, USA


Team Build, with Anna Best, Baltic Visitors Centre, Gateshead, UK

Moving On (as part of Temporary Accommodation), with Ella Gibbs, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

The Perils of Working in Public, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

B+B Consultation / Evaluation


Utopia Evaluation, commissioned by Whitechapel Art Gallery
Bata-Ville Evaluation, commissioned by Commissions East
Corporate Foundations and the Not-for-Profit Arts Sector, with David Carrington, commissioned by Arts&Business


Front of House, with Kent Creative Partnerships
Creative Connections Evaluation, commissioned by Whitechapel Art Gallery
Library of Unwritten Books Evaluation, commissioned by Sam Brown and Caroline Jupp

B+B Lectures and Teaching


Taking the matter into common hands, IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden
City Escape and Escapade, ICA, London, UK
Critical Spaces Symposium, University of Plymouth, Exeter, UK
B+B presentation, London College of Fashion, London, UK
B+B presentation, Camberwell College of Art, London, UK
Research Seminar presentation, University of Plymouth, Exeter, UK
Curatorial Conversations, Artquest, Space Studios, London, UK
Strategies of Invisibility, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Klartext! The Status of the Political in Contemporary Art and Culture, Künstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, Germany


MSE (Middle South East) Meeting, Affensal, Palais Attems, Graz, Austria
Speculative Strategies, ICIA, University of Bath, Swindon, UK
Challenging Relationships, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
Colloquium on Collaborative Practice, Kunstverein Munich, Germany
Art: What is it good for? Dartington College of Art, Devon, UK
Tonight, Studio Voltaire, London, UK
Talks at 6.30, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
Art in Community Settings seminar, Birkbeck University, London, UK2003
B+B presentation, University of Westminster, London, UK
B+B presentation, Civic Centre, London, UK


B+B presentation, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Art as a Contact Sport, California College of Art and Crafts, San Francisco, USA
Extreme Arts Administration, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, USA

B+B Articles

Comment, Art and Architecture Journal, Autumn 2005
Tracing Change, engage Review, Summer 2005
B+B Meeting Points, Variant, Summer 2005
Collective Creativity Catalogue, Spring 2005
Art of Negotiation, Green Places, Spring 2005
Traded Bodies, Feminist Review, August 2004
Thoughts on Politicised Art in a De-politicised Society, engage Review 15, Summer 2004
Collaboration, Kunstverein Munich Newsletter, Autumn 2004
B+B at Home, Occasions 8, Austrian Cultural Forum London, 2004
Home and Away, [a-n] magazine, June 2003
Subversive Social Work, Engage Review 11, Spring 2002
Evoking History, Public Art Journal, April 2002
Tracing Change, www.groupsandspaces.net #0002 June 2002

Public Agenda news section, The Times, 13th May 2005
Art and Regeneration, New Start Magazine, 12th May 2005
Trading Places by Helen Sumpter, Time Out London, 19-26 May 2004
Art show on Euro asylum issues, Wandsworth Borough News, 12 May 2004
A picture of integration by Fiona Macdonald, Metro London, 7 May 2004
Trading Places, Metropolitan Life Magazine, May 2004
Exhibition looks at experiences of trading places, Wandsworth Guardian, 20 May 2004
100 Years in the Future, The Comet, 4 September 2004
B+B Boycott Biennale, Contemporary Magazine, Summer 2003
Relational History by Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Mute Magazine, Issue 27
Helmut and Johanna Kandl B+B at the Austrian Cultural Forum by Holly Walsh, Frieze, Issue 79, November–December 2003
Helmut and Johanna Kandl by Sara Harrison, Time Out London, 3-10 September 2003
From Baghdad to Babylon, Pick of the Week, G2, The Guardian, 25 August 2003
From Baghdad to Babylon, What’s On in London, 27 August 2003
Halt and Boring by Ben Sloan, Metro London, 30 April 2003
Home at Last by Alasdair Hopwood, Sleazenation, March 2003

Television and Radio
CNN International: Design 360, Feature on Trading Places, May–July 2004
Resonance FM: Trading Places, May 2004
BBC World Service: Lucy Williamson, Middle Eastern Correspondent on Helmut and Johanna Kandl, September 2003

Grants and Awards

Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England (Notion Nanny)
Jerwood Charity (Notion Nanny)
Commissions East (Tracing Change)
Austrian Cultural Forum (Reunion)

Visiting Arts Grant (Trading Places)
Awards for All Grant (Trading Places)
Bosnian Institute (Trading Places)
Grants for the Arts, Arts Council London (Trading Places)

Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England (B+B on Tour)
Visiting Arts Grant (B+B at Home)
British Council Grant (Art of Survival)
Czech Centre (B+B at Home)
Hungarian Cultural Centre (B+B at Home)
Barclays (Brand New Letchworth)

British Council Grant (Talk Show)
Arts Council England research grant

G.a.r.ba Residency, September 2002, Montescaglioso, Italy
Awake, February 2002, Green Gulch Farm, Bay Area, California
Oreste 3 Residency, September 2000, Montescaglioso, Italy


Sarah Carrington (20/08/1977)
Visual Culture, BA (Hons) 2:1
Brighton University
Curating Contemporary Art, MA (RCA)
Royal College of Art, London

Sophie Hope (02/05/1977)
History of Art, BA (Hons) 2:1
University of East Anglia
Creative Curating, MA
Goldsmiths University College, London

image: msdm, Boycott Bienale, Art of Survival, Prague Bienale, 2003

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