Laila Majid & Louis Blue Newby
Recent solo shows in Laila Majid and Louis Blue Newby’s collaborative practice include healthy pink (2020), springseason, London, and hold my hand by the tail (2019), Transition Two, London. Their work has also been featured in group exhibitions including Sour Persimmons Chasm (2019), Ex Baldessarre, curated by Andy Holden, and Hydrangea (2019), Underground Flower, Nakhon Ratchasima. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo presentation at Xxijra Hii, London, in 2022. In 2020, they were awarded funding for an ongoing video and prints project by the Elephant Trust, and recently received the OmniColour Artists Award (2021).
Laila Majid has also recently shown work as part of group shows Nude, at Fotografiska in Stockholm (2021) and THEN OUTSIDE FROM NOW INSIDE (2018) at Chaos Magic Space in Nottingham. This year, she was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, in which she exhibited work at Firstsite, Col-chester and South London Gallery. She graduated from her MA at the Slade School of Fine Art earlier this year, and is currently studying towards an MSt in
Film Aesthetics at the University of Oxford.
Louis Blue Newby has also exhibited video work in the Hastings Coastal Currents Festival (2018), selected by Becky Beasley, as well as exhibiting at Lew-isham Art House where he was shortlisted for their Graduate Studio Award in 2018. In 2019 he was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, where he exhibited at Leeds Art Gallery and South London Gallery. Last year he exhibited as part of the Shape Open 2021: All Bound Together. He is currently in thesecond year of his MA at the Slade School of Fine Art.
The artists are currently exhibiting works in City Entwined, a group show curated by Mazzy-Mae Green (25 March - 7 May 2022).