NTU graduate selected to represent UK at international art festival

NTU graduate Anna White has been selected to represent UK Young Artists at the Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale in Milan.

Photography graduate Anna White has been selected to represent UK Young Artists at the Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale in Milan this October.

UK Young Artists showcases young creative practitioners whose work spans all creative disciplines. Anna and the other artists were selected because their work was deemed to be particularly outstanding.

Anna graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first-class BA (Hons) in Photography in 2006, and went on to achieve an MA in Photography from the University of Bolton in 2010.

Her work primarily focuses on subjects personal to her or to specific community groups, and has been exhibited at Tate Britain and published in The Telegraph and The Big Issue.

At the Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale she will be exhibiting her photographic series Hoarding, which uses items collected by a deceased neighbour (and lifelong hoarder) to explore how a person’s material possessions can provide deeper insights into their life, passions, mindset and conceptions of value.

She said: "I am so pleased to be able to come and show my work in Milan, it’s a great opportunity to meet and be inspired by other artists, as well as progressing my own practice. UK Young Artists have been a brilliant support and I cannot wait to meet them again in Italy."

The artists were selected by a panel of UK Young Artists Ambassadors, all award-winning and internationally-recognised creative practitioners in their own right.

Rob Brannen, chair of the board for UK Young Artists, said: "Building a career as an independent artist can be challenging at first. UK Young Artists supports young creatives at a crucial time in their career to establish contacts and exhibit their work professionally. By participating in Mediterrenea 17, the young artists are able to do this on an international scale.

"The cross-cultural dialogues and creative exchanges they experience in Milan will help to develop and shape their artistic practices and provide them with valuable international recognition for their work."

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NTU graduate selected to represent UK at international art festival

Published on 27 July 2015
  • Category: Press; School of Art & Design

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