Redeye Network Meeting - Manchester

2 December 2008, 00:00

The speakers at the next Network Meeting are Faye Claridge and Seba Kurtis. These events are free to attend and open to all. At each meeting there is the opportunity to network with other photographers as well as to meet members of the Redeye team.

Seba Kurtis was born in Argentina in 1974. He studied journalism and was a political activist. Whilst visiting Europe for the second time in 2001, Argentina fell under crisis and he never went back to live in his home country, remaining in Spain and living as an illegal immigrant for over 5 years.

He has produced various projects dealing with this theme of illegal immigration. Republica de Transito was his first group exhibition in Santa Cruz , Spain, since then he has had another body of work “700 miles – The Changing Face or America” published in foto 8 Magazine and a solo exhibition still showing in Kiosk gallery Manchester. His latest project “A Few Days More” explores the motivations of young Egyptian migrants to Europe and how tighter border restrictions have made their trip even more treacherous.
Faye Claridge has had seven solo shows and her group exhibitions in the UK including numerous shows in London, Cardiff, Bath, Norwich and Birmingham. She has also had exhibitions in Greece and France and a residency in the Czech Republic. Last year she was artist-in-residence at the New Art Gallery Walsall and Futura in Prague. Currently she has a solo exhibition at BCA gallery, work in a Liverpool Capital of Culture exhibition and has been commissioned to produce new work for the Tatton Park Biennial 2008.

She is an interdisciplinary artist, who frequently works site-specifically, often using lens-based media and installation to research the preservation and interpretation of experience. She has worked closely with a number of heritage sites and museums and was shortlisted for the internationally recognised Alchemy project at Manchester Museum. For more info see
http://www.fayeclaridge.co.uk
Please note start time of 6:30pm. Drinks available from 6pm.

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