Archive

Our Archive is a space to explore our past projects, events and exhibitions. You can also find more about our projects here.

  1. ‘22

  2. What's on

    SILK TO SILCONE

    Silk to Silicon, the debut solo show of contemporary artist and designer, Sebastian Koseda, brings together moving images, woven textiles, and graphic design to spotlight the tensions between automation, craftspeople and workers over the last two centuries and into tomorrow.
  3. ‘21

  4. REGULATED EXHIBITION

    REGULATED EXHIBITION

    In the UK we produce 98.66kg of plastic waste per capita annually. The unbelievable truth is we are throwing away significantly more plastic than our own weight as an entire population, every single year. 
  5. ‘19

  6. Exaggerate Everything

    EXAGGERATE EVERYTHING

    Lizz Brady, Hana Madness and the vacuum cleaner, Dan Hett, Niall Farrelly, Benedict Drew, Eunjung Suh, Suzanne Golden, Luke Fowler, Nicola Dale and Benjamin Rostance.
  7. Familiar Machines

    FAMILIAR MACHINES

    Guerrilla Girls, Dominique Golden, ORLAN, Hannah Parikh, Sondra Perry, Kembra Pfahler, Millie Quick, Magali Reus, Global Sistaz and Martha Wilson.
  8. ‘18

  9. SAME AS IT NEVER WAS

    SAME AS IT NEVER WAS

    Matthew Chesney, Chloe Langlois, Demi Overton, Craig Parr, Martin Rayment, Jenna Round, Lois Gardner Sabet and K Webborn / fourbeatwalk.
  10. Projects

    MOUNTAIN OF TONGUES

    Mountain of Tongues celebrated the complexity of distinct languages and cultures in the Caucasus region between Europe and Asia.
  11. STRIKE SITE

    STRIKE SITE

    Ana Čvorović, Anna Fasshauer, Jack Killick, Brian Griffiths, Siobhán Hapaska and Alice Hartley.
  12. ‘17

  13. BACKLIT AT HOTEL SOLO, BREDA

    BACKLIT AT HOTEL SOLOBREDA

    Jade Annaw, Ellen Brady, Connor Brazier, Matthew Chesney, Joey Holder, Daniel Rapley, Martin Rayment, Mo Scott, and Suzanne van der Lingen.
  14. PERFORMING GENDER

    PERFORMING GENDER

    Matthew Barney, Ana Mendieta, David Wojnarowicz, Ryan Trecartin, Marianna Simnett, Jacolby Satterwhite, Mandy Niewöhner, and Jake Moore.
  15. MILK + BLOOD

    MILKBLOOD

    Milk + Blood: A performance by artist Franko B toured the UK and Internationally in the of Summer 2016.
  16. ‘16

  17. ALISTAR FROST

    ALISTAR FROST

    Alistair Frost’s exhibition offered two kinds of artistic creativity: that were produced by the artist in isolation and that made in cooperation with BACKLIT Gallery’s studio artists and the visitors who came to see the show.
  18. SIMON STARLING

    SIMON STARLING

    BACKLIT presented Turner prize-winning artist Simon Starling in an exhibition that explored connections and migrations across time and space with two works Black Drop and Nine Feet Later.
  19. MASS

    MASS

    Connor Brazier, Matthew Chesney, Matthew Collins, Daniel Evans-Pughe, Anthony Fletcher, Ashley David Gallant, Lois Gardner Sabet, Sara Gaynor, Nick Gear, Tracey Kershaw, Gemma Land, Rosemary MacLennan, Jake Moore, Sophia Ogonda, Demi Overton, Jon Pask, Daniel Rapley, Martin Rayment, Antonietta Sacco, Mo Scott, Alison Whitmore, Hannah Whitlow, Jade Williams, Tom Woodcock.
  20. ‘15

  21. SHY CONVENTION, GILLIAN WEARING

    SHY CONVENTION, GILLIAN WEARING

    Gillian Wearing and Backlit hosted an afternoon of one off’ creative sessions exploring confidence, writing, music and language.
  22. NEW CONTEMPORARIES

    NEW CONTEMPORARIES

    Sïan Astley, Kevin Boyd, Lydia Brockless, U. Kanad Chakrabarti, James William Collins, Andrei Costache, Julia Curtin, Abri de Swardt, Melanie Eckersley, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Justin Fitzpatrick, Hannah Ford, Sophie Giller, Richard Hards, Juntae T.J.Hwang, Jasmine Johnson, Tomomi Koseki, Hilde Krohn Huse, Pandora Lavender, Jin Han Lee, Hugo López Ayuso, Beatrice-Lily Lorigan, Scott Lyman, Hanqing Ma & Mona Yoo, Scott Mason, Oliver McConnie, Mandy Niewöhner, Hamish Pearch, Neal Rock, Conor Rogers, Katie Schwab, Tim Simmons, David Cyrus Smith, Francisco Sousa Lobo, Aaron Wells, Morgan Wills and Andrea Zucchini.
  23. BUNCH OF FIVES

    BUNCH OF FIVES

    Billy Craigan-Toon, John Fuller, Sara Gaynor, Sam Hewland, Craig Proud, Benjamin Kay, Jake Kent, Tracey Kershaw, Sue Lea, Rosemary MacLennan, Ali Morgan-Tansley, Valerie Turton, Antonietta Sacco, Maureen Scott, Celine Siani Djiakoua.
  24. EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

    EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

    Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, Lucinda Childs, Christopher Knowles, Andy De Groat.
  25. ‘14

  26. ‘13

  27. ZIMOUN, ROTATIONS

    ZIMOUN, ROTATIONS

    Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporated commonplace industrial objects.
  28. TASTE OF STONE

    TASTE OF STONE

    A solo exhibition by Frank Kent. Kent’s exhibition presented large scale colourful paintings placed on translucent latex and framed on structured pine wood.
  29. CARSTEN REICKSIC

    CARSTEN REICKSIC

    As part of his international curatorial residency at Backlit, Carsten Recksik presented four emerging German artists in the project space.
  30. ALIGNMENT

    ALIGNMENT

    Andrew Brown, Christian Camacho – Reynoso, Martin Lewis, Dean Mooney, Krystina Naylor, Anna Salamon, Oliver Tirre, Jonathan Trayte.