Villa Design Group

British and American, Founded 2011

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Villa Design Group

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British and American, Founded 2011

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Inspired by theatrical sets and architecture, Villa Design Group uses installations, drawings, objects, and performances to explore the resonance of queerness in a dynamic world. The collective’s work emerges from their research of queer histories and figures, such as the 19th-century Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. The group uses this historical framework to construct environments and situations that enliven the past, using it as a model to question contemporary political formations and desires. Through an exploration of such concepts as identity, space, and design, they gesture toward a recoding of contemporary life. Formed in 2011 at Goldsmiths College in London, Villa Design Group consists of the American-born artist Than Hussein Clark and the British-born artists James Connick and William Joys.

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Biography

Inspired by theatrical sets and architecture, Villa Design Group uses installations, drawings, objects, and performances to explore the resonance of queerness in a dynamic world. The collective’s work emerges from their research of queer histories and figures, such as the 19th-century Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. The group uses this historical framework to construct environments and situations that enliven the past, using it as a model to question contemporary political formations and desires. Through an exploration of such concepts as identity, space, and design, they gesture toward a recoding of contemporary life. Formed in 2011 at Goldsmiths College in London, Villa Design Group consists of the American-born artist Than Hussein Clark and the British-born artists James Connick and William Joys.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museum Ludwig
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Liverpool Biennial
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16 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2016
Dec 16th, 2015
16 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2016
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