A selection of our past EXCHANGE events can be found here.

The Exchange programme brings together AORA members and are available through subscription. Please join to become part of the community.
WED 7TH APRILnnJoin us via zoom for an exchange between art world professionals around the topic of ‘Art u0026amp; The Mind’.nnAORA:III exhibitor and artist Katy Moran will be joined by art historian Dr Flavia Frigeri (Chanel Curator for the Collection, National Portrait Gallery), and curator Mels Evers (Assistant Curator of Displays, Tate).

WED 31 MAR

Join us for a discussion between art historian and critic Ian Bourland, artist Sam Nhlengethwa, independent curator Louise O’Kelly as well as collector and patron Myriam Segen Semere and around the topic of ‘Ways of Seeing.

WED 17 MAR

Join us for an exchange between design and art world professionals around the topic of functionality in contemporary art.

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AORA Open Call Finalist Adeline de Monseignat will be joined by Dakin Hart, Sofia Hagen & Lisa Hinderdael and Hena Lee.

Food Event: Jane Bustin

24th March

AORA food events bring together an artist to join a conversation with food designer Imogen Kwok. Join our next talk with Imogen and artist Jane Bustin.

March 10

Join us in an inquisitive exchange between leading figures around collection-building.

Ranging from personal to corporate collections, real-life to digital artworks, and emerging to established artists, the internationally-ranged panelists will share their unique viewpoints that guide their cutting-edge approach to building collections.

To RSVP: info@aoraspace.com

Us and Spaces

3rd March

Our next in-conversation is with Oren Pinhassi (artist), Dr. Helen Pheby (Curator) and Spencer Bailey (Writer).

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Please sign-up to be an AORA member to join the talk.

Food Event: Jinyong Park

24th Feb

AORA food events bring together an artist to join a conversation with food designer Imogen Kwok.

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Hear from Jinyong Park, her work and the inspiration behind this beautiful dish.

17th Feb

AORA is delighted to bring together an esteemed panel to talk about the theme ‘Digitally Native’.

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Speakers include AORA Open Call Sculpture Finalist, Amba Sayal-Bennet (artist), Sarah Forman (writer) and Melanie Pocock (curator).

10th Feb

AORA Sculpture: Open Call Round Up

Join the artists and judging panel for a discussion about the Sculpture Open Call.

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AORA promotes a series of intimate online gatherings, bringing together conversations about art and wellbeing. To join please sign up to Exchange.

3rd Feb

Please join co-founders architect Benni Allan and curator Jenn Ellis for the first tour of AORA:III where they will introduce the new exhibition and the ideas behind the virtual space.
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To find out more and to tune in please follow the link to EXCHANGE or click the image to take you to the event page.

AORA is delighted to announce the finalists of its inaugural Open Call – Sculpture. The Finalists: Adeline de Monseignat (Netherlands/Monaco, works in London/Mexico City), Amba Sayal-Bennett (United Kingdom), Oren Pinhassi (Israel, works in USA), Princess Pea (India)

9 Dec

We invite you to join an in conversation between exhibiting artist Innocent Nkurunziza and AORA Community Member Jordan Ashley.

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Please join Exchange to get access to this talk and other AORA events.

14 Dec Deadline

OPEN CALL – Calling artists to submit digital sculptural work for AORA III. All work selected will be exhibited in the next exhibition launching in January 2021 exploring “bodies”.

2ND DEC 1pm GMT / 6pm PST

Explore food designer Imogen Kwok’s response to ‘This Leprous Brightness’ (2019) by exhibiting artist Imran Qureshi.

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We invite you to join an in conversation and culinary exchange exploring the various elements within Imran’s and Imogen’s contemplative response.

18th November

How do we consume?

Join us for an in conversation that addresses ‘how we consume’ with leading experts across art, design and fashion. As advocates of conscious collecting across the board, we question habits, approaches, methods and put forward ideas for the present and future.

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11 Nov

12pm BST

Explore food designer Imogen Kwok’s creative response to exhibiting artist Dawn Ng’s Time Lost Falling in Love.

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We invite you to join a conversation between the two creatives that will discuss Imogen’s contemplative culinary response to the various elements within Dawn’s work.

4 Nov

Our next in conversation is between artist Reena Saini Kallat and writer Dr Cleo Roberts. Please join us in this fascinating discussion about the Tensions of Storytelling.

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Please join Exchange to get access to this talk and other AORA events.

29th October

Movement with AORA II.

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Join the AORA community in building a sequence of yoga inspired shapes to create mindful action led by Jordan Ashley. To be part of Exchange please join our subscription with access to all AORA events.

21 Oct

Join food designer Imogen Kwok and discover her response to Getting Tangled in the Stars, 2015 by Mona Rai, an exploration of shapes, colours and textures. This carefully selected recipe launches our new virtual gathering series for AORA II and we hope to see you there.

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We welcome you to join the conversation about the recipe and the artwork with representatives from Nature Morte. As always, the recipe will be sent to you once you RSVP. You are welcome to join whether you’ve created the dish or not.

6th-9th Oct

Drop by the AORA hub to experience our virtual platform that combines art, architecture and music to instil a sense of calm, wellbeing and discovery. Every evening we’ll be hosting a different focus session, opening up the conversation to participants in person and virtually. Come and join us, as and where and when you can.

26th August

7PM BST

Conversation between AORA:I participants and moderated by our founders Benni Allan and Jenn Ellis.


12th August

Food

Explore food designer Imogen Kwok’s response to Long Ending (Ochre) by David Murphy. The thoughtfully created recipe creatively showcases both materials and methods utilized by David in his works.

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Join the Imogen and David’s conversation about their creative processes. Recipe will be sent once you RSVP. You are welcome to join whether you’ve created the dish or not.

19th August

Please join co-founders architect Benni Allan and curator Jenn Ellis for a final tour of AORA:I where they will introduce the story behind the virtual space and the artists exhibited.
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To find out more and to tune in please follow the link to EXCHANGE or click the image to take you to the event page.

5th August

Movement: Ditto White

Inspired by Adia Wahid’s “Ditto White,” you will be using pattern making to guide your movement. The practice will begin and close with meditation.

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Join the AORA community in building a sequence of yoga inspired shapes to create mindful action led by Jordan Ashley.

29th July

Art and Health

Join us for a conversation about the relationship between art and health. Hear from Gabriel Hartley (Artist), Catsou Roberts (Director, Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust), Helen Pheby (Head of Curatorial Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), and Claire Booth (PhD Researcher).

22nd July

Food

In this upcoming discussion, discover a dish created by Imogen Kwok, inspired by exhibiting artist Peter McDonald’s work: Place.
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Join the AORA community for this intimate interdisciplinary conversation about the dish and the ideas behind Peter’s artwork.

15th July

Movement

Join the AORA community to be part of a new journey through movement. In this slow flow moving meditation session led by Jordan Ashley, we will be examining the complex and multifaceted elements that we are made from.

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Inspired by Helen McCusker’s Pinecone, you will be invited to explore the different shapes, colours, and moods that are painted on our own individual canvases.

8th July

Join us for an in conversation about art, spaces and geographies between exhibited artist Gerhard Marx (South Africa), Bianca Chu (Independent Curator & Art Consultant, London) and Mukami Kuria (co-founder The Gathering, Nairobi/London) moderated by Jenn Ellis (AORA co-founder, Curator).
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We’ll explore Gerhard Marx’s practice, how art can relate to space and places, how these are evolving and the role geographies – both actual and virtual – play.

1st July

Food

Food designer Imogen Kwok has created a special dish that responds to At the Foot of the Mountain by Gabriela Girelotti that is on view in Hall I.
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Join the AORA community, Imogen, and Gabriela in an engaging culinary experience by cooking the recipe and sharing your dining experience.

Her recipe explores the contrast in textures she noticed in the painting. Smooth and silky consistency and crispy fragments are balanced together and accented with a sense of airiness that Imogen felt in Gabriela’s work.


25th June

Movement

Influenced by Mark Corfield-Moore’s textile work, Nitrous Flame, our guided yoga inspired movement experience will tease out shapes that evoke heat and fire.
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Paying homage to Jean Genet’s 1950 sensual film ‘A Love Story’ (banned at the time for its homoerotic content), we will let the movements ebb and flow and ultimately fizzle out into deep hip openings and a meditation offering contemplation and restoration.

Join the AORA community to be part of a new journey through movement.