Independents Biennial: Feiyi Wen, Montse Mosquera & Sam Venables in conversation – with Open Eye Gallery
Feiyi Wen (b.1990) is a visual artist and researcher that lives and works in London, UK. She holds a Master degree in Photography from Royal College of Art and recently just received her practice-led PhD in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Her main practice includes photographic prints, written texts, book-making, moving image, object casting, installations and sound recordings. She has exhibited her works globally at Tate Britain, Photo Shanghai, National Open Art, Beijing Photo Biennale, Photo London, Photo Oxford, Brighton Photo Fringe, the Aperture Gallery and many others.
Montse Mosquera is a Spanish graphic designer based in Liverpool who explores multiple disciplines, including photography, moving image, illustration and editorial design.
She has a passion for the exploration of her self-image throughout experiences, digital interactions and the different cultures that are present in her life.
Sam Venables: For the past year I have been making Eagle and Child. The film documents the reuse of closed down public houses switched up into McDonald’s restaurants. They’re hard to find but through story, rumour, chit chat and google image search I’ve visited 32 sites across the UK. I’m undecided whether these takeovers are good or bad, none the less find it important to document these changes today in our society.