Gabrielle de la Puente

The White Pube are reprising Zayn Malik Zindabad at the ICA, Jan 7

4 January 2017

The White Pube is presenting Zayn Malik Zindabad at London’s ICA on January 7.

After the success of the first screening of the same name at London’s Lewisham Arthouse in August, the art criticism website and research project is back for round two, and comes with the following statement:

“The White Pube is tired of white ppl, white walls, and white wine. So for one night only, we are hosting brown ppl, white walls and chai. Come and view work by brown artists in a real vacuum, where brown-ness is banal, where you can O.O the art without the white-iarchy lookin over ur shoulder, askin if they can eat ur Other.”

Part of the ICA’s  Artists’ Film Club, London-based Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente of The White Pube will present a screening featuring a line-up of short films by artists from “South Asia and its diaspora,” including Somnath BhattSabella D’Souza, Raju Rage and Himali Singh Soin among others. 

The event also runs alongside the ICA’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 exhibition, which features Muhammad’s video Digjihad (2015) until January 22.

Visit the ICA event page for more details.**

Zarina Muhammad, ‘Digjihad’ (2015). HD Video. Screenshot. Courtesy the artist + ICA, London.

Zayn Malik Zindabad @ Lewisham Arthouse, Aug 26

25 August 2016

The Zayn Malik Zindabad group screening is on at the Education Space at Lewisham Arthouse on August 26.

Organised  by Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente of The White Pube, and co-hosted with Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis, the evening will show moving image art by artists that “happen 2 b young and in the South Asian Diaspora” featuring works by Somnath BhattHimali Singh SoinAnisa JacksonSabella D’SouzaSeema MattuIlavenil JayapalanRathai ManivannanKaty JaliliHassan E Vawda and Zarina Muhammed.

The press release frames the evening within a humorous yet succinct message that declares: “The White Pube is tired of white ppl, white walls, and white wine. So for one night only, we are hosting brown ppl, white walls and chai. Come and view work by brown artists in a real vacuum, where brown-ness is banal, where you can O.O the art without the white-iarchy lookin over ur shoulder, askin if they can eat ur Other.”

Visit the FB event page for more details.**

Zarina Muhammed, ‘The English Beat’ (2015). HD Video. Courtesy of the artist.

Life Babies @ 12ø Collective, Jul 18 – 21

18 July 2016

The Life Babies group exhibition is on at London’s 12ø Collective, opening July 18 and running to July 21.

The press release, found only on the artist-run curatorial collective’s various web platforms, as well as in Facebook posts shared by Life Babies curator, Gabrielle de la Puente is an italicised description of the desire to bring together work made by artists that needs “sharing carefully and handling slowly”.

The exhibition is viewable by appointment only and suggests to set up an atmosphere where the works, comprising of sculpture, video and drawing, act as company to those who wish to journey and spend time with them.

Artists include Emily Wang, JB Shaw, Michael Lacey, HP Parmley (aka human pony), Sarah Boulton, Zarina Muhammad, who will be doing a reading during the short exhibition, and Alexandra Gribaudi.

See the 12ø Collective website for more details.**

Life Babies (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy 12o Collective.
Life Babies (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy 12o Collective, London.

I still pick my nose @ Wayward Gallery, May 7 – 9

4 May 2015

London’s Wayward Gallery is bringing in the I still pick my nose group exhibition, opening this Thursday May 7 and running throughout the weekend.

The East London gallery welcomes seven new artists participating in the group show, and tells us to “[e]xpect walls plastered with drawings and paintings, free stickers, a shot girl”. Someone named Gabrielle (participating artist, Gabrielle de la Puente, most likely) is “trying to acquire (steal) a wheelie bin” and someone named Phil (artist Philip Williams, perhaps) is “doing something with coffee bags…”.

Participating in I still pick my nose alongside Williams and de la Puente are artists Anne-Dauphine BorioneMolly Gough, Alexandra Gribaudi, Hiroaki Onuma and Sam Shaw.

See the exhibition page for details. **

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