Wright & Vandame
Josh Wright and Guillaume Vandame work collectively as Wright & Vandame. Exploring the possibilities of collaboration and audience engagement through lively participatory art, performance, photography, video sculpture and installations their art is typified by irony, humour, and playfulness - as well as an earnest desire to bring diverse individuals together through community oriented projects.
They frequently facilitate social situations where participants have an active role in the outcome of the work. Whether through an exercise class or by sharing a meal they look to create spaces and opportunities for different communities to co-exist to create a singular utopian, environment. Chance encounters and relationships developed through conversation and debate also form an essential part of their practice.
For their first solo exhibition for fig-2 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London in 2015, they transformed the ICA Studio into an active gym space with free exercise classes taught by invited trainers and artists. Recent solo and group exhibitions include All of Us Will Be Gone at Gazelli Art House, London, What Happens to Us curated by Amy McDonnell and Marsha Bradfield at Wimbledon Space, London, and Gym, Let's Work it Out curated by Kit Hammonds at Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei. They have been selected as recipients for the Taking Part Residency at Photofusion, London between 2016 and 2018.