About

Gabriella Sonabend is a writer, musician, filmmaker and creative entrepreneur. In 2016 Sonabend co-founded The Koppel Project a creative centre including a contemporary art gallery and Phaidon bookshop on Baker Street and artist studios in Holborn. In 2017 Sonabend was Gallery Director of The Gallery of Everything in Marylebone. In 2018 Sonabend is launching Proposition Studios a new studio complex in West London with 300 artist studios, a gallery space, in-house artist run radio station, on-site sculpture workshop and a programme of talks and events.

Sonabend's writing has been published by the Young Vic Theatre in London,  Nomadic Press and After Nyne and has been aired on NTS Radio. Her visual art work and short-films have been exhibited in Colombia, Peru, China, London, Oxford, Jerusalem, Italy and India.  Sonabend creates music under the name Evelyn Drach and will be releasing a series of secret works in 2018.

Contact Gabriella on gsonabend@gmail.com
 

CURATING

2018                 Proposition Studios (opening in autumn 2018)
2017                 The Gallery of Everything, London
                              Gallery Director and Curator

Exhibitions      The Bob Parks Life-Story Show, Bob Parks
                                Francis Marshall and The Beautiful People, Francis Marshall and Johnson Weree
                                Action, Camera! Ion Barladeanu and Alan Constable
                                This is Dedicated To The One I LoveHiroyuki Doi, Nigel Kingsbury and Harald Stoffers

2016                 The Koppel Project, London
                              Co-Founder, Creative Director and Curator

Exhibitions      José Nava : Fish Out of Water, José Nava, solo exhibition, with support from Phaidon Press and The Embassy of Mexico
                               Mitologia de la Tierra, German Arrubla, Omar Castañeda, Crista Castellanos, Ivan Castillo, Melissa Cruz Garcia, Maria Leguizamo,
                              Juliana Gongora curated by Gabriella Sonabend and Sol Bailey-Barker
                               Refuse : Refuge : Re-fuse, Ivica Bonic Babic, Ana Cvorovic, Svetlana Dmitrenko, Yvonne Feng, Sam Gregg, Yu-Xin Su
                               Wyrd Then : Weird Now, Sol Bailey-Barker, Tom Hatton, Joe Farley and Joseph Minden

 

2012                 In The Way of Being, London
                             Curator

Artists               Alice Gomme,  Louis-Jack, Sam Kilcoyne, Rose Mclaren, Harry Mitchell, Hugh Nicholson, Claire Poulter, Will Saunders, Sebastien  Sebastien, Gabriella Sonabend
Events               Film screening of The Bruce Lacey Experience with Q&A with Jeremy Deller
                              The House as a Set, Set designer Jeremy Hebert in conversation with Gabriella Sonabend
Publication    In The Way of Being, Limited edition artist book

EXHIBITIONS/RESIDENCIES

2016                 OUTSET research residency, Tel Aviv, Israel
2016                 From Myth To Earth, Gabriella Sonabend and Sol Bailey Barker, The Koppel Project Hive, London, UK
2016                 Into The Wild, Chisenhale Art Place, artist residency, London, UK
2015                 Display Gallery, artist in residence, London, UK
2015                 Art Nova 100, National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
                            Renata Bünter, Daniel Nicolae Djamo, Lotte Meret Effinger, Berivan Erdogan, Gilles Fontolliet, Giulia Giannola, Oren Lavie
                            Lukas Marxt, Navid Sanati, Gabriella Sonabend
2015                 Arte Laguna Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Arsenal of Venice, Venice, Italy
2014                 Lugar a Dudas, artist residency, Cali, Colombia
                             Curated by Oscar Muñoz
2014                 Art Into The Wild, artist residency, Portico Di Romagna, Italy
                             Film screening of 'Nine Tales of Portico
2014                 Safe House, Young Vic Theatre, London, UK
                             Gabriella Sonabend and Jeremy Herbert
2013                 Moments of Stillness, installation, Assi Ghat, Varanasi, India
2013                  Kriti Gallery, artist residency, Varanasi, India
2012                 Slade School of Fine Art BA Degree Show, UCL, London, UK
2011                 Dance Israel Dance, solo exhibition, The Mezzanine, Oxford, UK
2011                 Platform1, performance, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK
2011                 Safe as Houses, group exhibition, 3 Bedford Place, London, UK
2010                 Dance Israel Dance, 44 performances throughout Jerusalem, Israel
                             Including guerrilla performance at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2010                 Slade Painting' group exhibition, The Swiss Cottage Gallery, London, UK

RADIO/PODCASTS

2018                 PROPOSITION RADIO (upcoming)
2016                 From Myth To Earth, NTS Radio, audio stories by Gabriella Sonabend
2016                 From Myth To Earth, Nomadic Press, audio stories by Gabriella Sonabend  

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS

2017                 AFTER NYNE, writer for issues 13, 14, 15
2016                 Rear Window - Colombian Art: From Myth To Earth, teleSUR
                            Documentary commissioned by Tariq Ali about 'From Myth To Earth' exhibition featuring Sol Bailey-Barker
                            and Gabriella Sonabend and parallel exhibition 'Mitologia de la Tierra' featuring German Arrubla, Omar
                            Castaneda, Crista Castellanos, Ivan Castillo, Melissa Cruz Garcia, Maria Leguizamo and Juliana Gongora
                             curated by Gabriella Sonabend and Sol Bailey-Barker
2016                 From Myth To Earth exhibition review, This is Tomorrow, article by William Davie
2016                 From Myth To Earth exhibition review, Found Some Paper, article by Natalja Dembek
2016                 From Myth To Earth exhibition review, The Prisma Magazine, article by Olivia Arigho-Stiles
2016                 From Myth To Earth exhibition review, Culture Label
2016                 FROM MYTH TO EARTH; Seeking Archetypes in Greed and Healing, Koppel Press
                             Sol Bailey-Barker and Gabriella Sonabend, limited edition artist book
2016                 From Myth To Earth exhibition review, What's Hot London
2016                 Interview with Gabriella Sonabend on The Koppel Project, The Interview London
2016                 Launching The Koppel Project, Wallpaper * Magazine
2016                 Interview with Gabriella Sonabend about The Koppel Project, After Nyne
2016                 Artsy: Young London Gallerists finding room for art where you'd least expect it
2016                 Review of The Koppel Project, Marylebone and Fitzrovia Magazine
2016                 Article on The Koppel Project, Aesthetic Magazine
2016                 This is the dry place and The fable of BHB, stories by Gabriella Sonabend, Nomadic Press, Annual Journal
2015                 Artist Interview, Art Habens Contemporary Art Review
2015                9th Arte Laguna Prize Finalist Catalogue
2013                100 Contemporary Artists, Aesthetica Anthology
2012                In The Way of Being, exhibition publication featuring works of Alice Gomme,  Louis-Jack, Sam Kilcoyne, Rose Mclaren
                            Harry  Mitchell, Hugh Nicholson, Claire  Poulter, Will Saunders, Sebastien Sebastien, Peter Shenai and Gabriella Sonabend

AWARDS

2016                 Metro Imaging sponsorship for From Myth To Earth
2016                 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England
                             Funding awarded for 'From Myth To Earth' collaboration with Sol Bailey-Barker
2015                 Wells Art Contemporary Award, shortlisted
2015                 Winner of Art Nova 100 Award, Arte Laguna Prize for Thirty Over Ten 
2015                 th International Arte Laguna Prize, Video Art Category, finalist
2008                 Edexcel Art Prize