The 2018 Christine Risley Award Winner: Kobby Adi


Kobby Adi, 'like a lit match in a NU-FREEZER: held' (2018)

Kobby Adi

We are pleased to announce that Kobby Adi is the recipient of this year’s Christine Risley Award at the Constance Howard Gallery, home to the Goldsmiths Textile Collection. Adi (b. 1995) is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Goldsmiths, and lives and works in London.

Adi’s work situates the use of textiles amongst a thoughtful and multi-layered installation including narratives that are present and urgent, making textiles speak about issues of accessibility and inclusion. like a lit match in a NU-FREEZER: held will be on view at the Constance Howard Gallery from 21 September – 2 November 2018.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of free public events and workshops led by collaborators Tiya Dahyabhai, Christina Simpson, Nadeem Din-Gabisi and EAST (Eating At the Same Table), as well as a themed Talking Textiles and object handling session. Please see the Goldsmiths Event Calendar for dates and details. A publication in the form of a CD will accompany the exhibition.