2020 UK Graduate Online Exhibition — Contemporary Art

Updated: Jan 10, 2021


During Lockdown, HelloArtUk launched the online public art exhibition to support students and new generation artists whose graduation exhibitions were cancelled due to the impact of the pandemic. We were pleasantly surprised to receive numerous amounts of submissions.

We will be showcasing works of photography, painting, sculpture and contemporary art. Click here for the other themes: "Painting", "Sculpture" and "Photography".

Let's take a look at Contemporary art submissions in this article.


01 红怪 / 装孙子

Zuki Zhou


Zuki’s practice focuses on the paradoxes within daily life, bringing the catastrophic influence of intimate relationship in Asian culture, especially in China. Her work refers to Chinese feudal thought such as gender stereotyping.


Watercolour Paper、Oil Pastels、Marker


Oil pastel、Collage

‘My grandmother always wanted a grandson, so I pretended to be her grandson. I failed, and I became a coward.’

“Pretending to be a grandson” has two meanings in Chinese, one describes someone pretending be someone’s grandson. The other is a satiric description of being a coward.



Camila Ospina Gaitán


Ospina is a Colombian artist. Her work attempts to reveal identities through the aesthetics of ordinary things. Her most recent project is based on her own identity as a Columbian women.

FARRRA is a Colombian slang word for party, the project has started as a question of Ospina’s own identity when she moved to the UK. It began when she started to identify the sexualization of the Latin American woman based on their body language and dance. She felt a drastic change in people’s behaviour due to her physical appearance and the construction of beliefs and behaviours based around the stereotypes around different cul