GANNI X Frieze Academy: Art & My City

Bringing art to life in new spaces in the city, Frieze Academy in partnership with GANNI, will be popping up at Frieze Week London to bring you an intimate evening and talk with our pick of the most interesting female artists of today hosted at GANNI’s new 36 Beak St flagship store.

2 Oct 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
36 Beak Street
London, W1F 9RF
United Kingdom

London-based multi-disciplinary artist Phoebe Collings-James will be in conversation with Katy Hessel, curator, writer, art historian, arts presenter, and founder of @thegreatwomenartists who will join us to discuss the personal histories, cultural identity and sense of precariousness that shape Phoebe’s powerful work.

This event is ticketed and all spaces have now been taken. Please join the waitlist at the bottom of this page and we’ll let you know if a space becomes available.


Phoebe Collings-James is a sculptor grown in London, her work has tentacles that reach symbiotically across mediums including ceramics, video and sound in order to explore the poetics and emotional detritus of language and desire. Recent works have existed at Studio Museum Harlem, Palais de Tokyo, Arcadia Missa and Wysing Arts Center, as well as artist led projects and low-key interventions.

Katy Hessel is a curator, writer, art historian, arts presenter, and best known for running @thegreatwomenartists, an account that celebrates women artists on a daily basis. She has curated multiple exhibitions, written extensively on the subject and regularly lectures for The National Gallery, Courtauld, Tate, Cambridge University, and presented numerous films for Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery and Barbican.


Based in Copenhagen and owned and run by husband-and-wife team Creative Director Ditte Reffstrup and Founder Nicolaj Reffstrup, contemporary fashion brand GANNI has developed exponentially over recent years with its global outlook and Scandi 2.0 sense of style full of personality and contrasts. GANNI is represented in more than 600 of the world’s finest retailers as well as through 22 concept stores across Scandinavia, and a London flagship store.

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Image: Expensive Shit, New York, 2017. Courtesy of Phoebe Collings-James

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