Founded in 2018 by Zina Vieille and Nnamdi Obiekwe, V.O Curations supports emerging art through affordable studio programmes, artist residencies and exhibitions in Central London. The diverse set of talents from multiple backgrounds and experiences, aim to share personal identities through their work in a collective melting pot. V.O positions itself at the intersection of artist and institution, providing resourceful and supportive environments filled with various opportunities. 12th Floor in Waterloo serves as their lead London location, launched within the former studio of David Chipperfield, and welcomes young international artists to collaborate towards themed exhibitions throughout the year.
V.O Studios offers affordable workspaces to artists based in London. The group reflects the diversity of artists and practices in the city, and form an integral part of V.O’s community-at-large. All studios are located in Zone 1 Central London, with the view to ease access and visibility for each artist. ‘Open Days’ are scheduled throughout the year to offer artists ongoing opportunities to explore new dialogues with interested members of the local community, as well as the wider public. V.O ensures their artist community their ongoing support through advising on professional development, mentoring, presentation, and access to workshop and exhibition opportunities. V.O Studios are currently located in Waterloo, SE1 and 242 Marylebone Road, NW1. V.O Studios’ new facility, 242 Marylebone Road, has recently launched as one of Central London’s largest artist facilities, hosting up to 100 artists.V.O Studios is a not-for-profit initiative launched October 2019.
V.O Curations also programmes up to sixteen residencies each year. Residencies are invited for up to three months at a time, where V.O supports and facilitates the artists’ professional development at all levels of their careers, whether emerging or established. Residencies are non-prescriptive, process-based and focus on enabling artists to research and develop new work on their own terms in a supportive environment. V.O offers an end-of-residency solo exhibition to the resident, which is not mandatory and depends on the artist’s schedule. The residency programme is made public through various types of events and ‘Open Studio’ Days.