Comprising a new series of oil paintings and a film installation, Wanda’s derives from a study of the Westway Roundabout in North Kensington, London, where Wolke invited taxi drivers, actors and performers to participate in happenings staged in the adjacent car park and football pitch. The resulting artworks, weaving observed daily rituals and scripted fiction, zoom in on the effects that the experience of inhabiting transitory spaces (and observing the scheduled, rehearsed and gradually predictable activity within) have on conceptions of desire and time.
Nana Wolke (1994, Ljubljana, Slovenia) lives and works in London. She holds an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her solo exhibitions include High Seat, Castor Gallery, London, UK (2021); 4:28 - 5:28 am, VIN VIN, Vienna, AU (2021); Some Girls Wander by Mistake, Fondazione Coppola, Vicenza, IT (2021); and The Naughty Corner, Stekleni Atrij Gallery, Ljubljana, Sl (2019). Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions internationally, including Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas, TX (2022); Marlborough, London, UK (2022); Bangkok Biennial, London, UK (2021); Guts Gallery, London, UK (2021); Des Bains, London, UK (2021); Kiribati National Museum and Cultural Centre, Tarawa, KI (2019); G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, DE (2018); and 31. Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, SI (2016), among others.