Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA)
X-Space Programme of Artists' Commissions
(London, England, United Kingdom)
Established in 1994, inIVA is Britain's only nationally funded visual arts organization with a specific mission to promote international artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. inIVA's commitment to diversity and the digital arts is exemplified by their board of directors which boasts the participation of cultural studies pioneers Stuart Hall (chairman) and Homi K. Bhaba (board member) while its director is the reputed art and cultural studies critic Gilane Tawadros.
Angela Plohman © 2004 FDL
The X-Space virtual gallery, located on the institute's Web site, provides an opportunity for young, emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to work in collaboration with Web designers and technologists. As most of the artists are new to the Internet as an artistic medium, their X-Space experience is a learning curve towards a broadening of their art practice. Between May 2000 and March 2001, the institute commissioned five artists to work on X-Space projects.
The X-Space 2000-2001 programme presented projects by artists Aaron Williamson, Jamie Wagg, Waseem Khan and Flow Motion.